VHA Inc., the national health care network, has entered into an
agreement with the Jefferson School of Population Health to jointly
create, market and present professional development programs and
conferences on population health, governance and other related
healthcare transformation topics.
Population health is broader than traditional health care, as it takes
into consideration all of the factors (social, economic, environmentalmore...
Transitioning from the traditional fee-for-service payment model to one
based on value uniquely impacts every area of a hospital. To help
hospitals and health systems nationwide, VHA Inc. today announced it is
hosting a series of five free webinars that offer strategies designed
around the distinct financial, clinical, operations and supply chain
challenges leaders are facing in this transition.
“The value based payment model is one ofmore...
As part of VHA Inc.’s work as a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), it is
offering a free online toolkit (http://eedtoolkit.vha.com/)
for health care professionals to educate expectant mothers and community
stakeholders about the risks associated with early elective deliveries
(EED) and therefore reducing demand.
An EED is scheduling a baby’s birth before 39 weeks, full-term
gestation, without medical reason for early delivery. Studiesmore...
VHA Inc. today announced it renewed accreditation for its continuing
education program from The
Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing EducationTM
program, a collaboration of the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education (ACCME®), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy
Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
through July 2020.
“Through our continuing education program, VHAmore...
VHA Inc. today announced that BJC HealthCare has joined Mid-America
Service Solutions (MSS), LLC, a consolidated service center that is part
of VHA SupplyNetworks. MSS serves 120 hospitals in nine states that
collaborate to reduce expenses through contracting and business
“We are excited to welcome BJC HealthCare to Mid-America Service
Solutions,” said Jeff Andersen, VHA vice president, Mid-America region.
VHA Inc. announced today it will host a series of free webinars focused
on different aspects of health care supply chain management to help
supply chain leaders manage the need to reduce costs. The webinars will
be led by VHA experts and health system supply chain leaders who will
share best practices on topics ranging from internal stakeholder
engagement to local sourcing. The webinar series is open to all
hospitals and health systemsmore...
VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced that it has
elected three new board members, as well as a new chair.
The three new board members, each elected to three-year terms, include:
Michael Butler, president, operations & services, Providence Health &
Services, Renton, Wash.
Dean Gruner, MD, president and CEO, ThedaCare, Neenah, Wis.
Mark E. Larmore, CPA, groupmore...
VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced enhancements and
new applications to VHA LYNX, its suite of supply chain management
tools. The VHA LNYX suite is designed to help hospital supply chain
leaders reduce costs, and improve operational efficiencies and overall
financial performance. VHA LYNX is available to all hospitals and health
systems nationwide regardless of their GPO affiliation.
“In every hospital, the supplymore...
VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced today that its
member-driven supply networks delivered a combined savings of $272
million on network contract spend to members in 2013. VHA pioneered the
member-driven supply network concept and currently facilitates 14
networks nationwide—the largest number in the industry.
SupplyNetworks, groups of VHA members join together to reduce supply
chain costs andmore...
VHA Inc., the national health care network, today announced its
participation in CleanMed
2014 Conference and Exposition taking place June 2-5 in Cleveland,
OH. In addition to presenting and participating at the event, VHA is
sponsoring closing keynote speaker Rebecca
Onie, chief executive officer of Health
“VHA is deeply committed to sustainability in our own company and
through helping member health caremore...