all press releases

  • 06/12/14
    For a wide range of health care technology suppliers, the upcoming Novation Innovative Technology Expo offers an opportunity to showcase products that improve patient outcomes and increase safety to experienced clinicians from health care organizations across the nation. Novation, the leading health care expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 100,000 members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association andmore...
  • 06/04/14
    UHC announced today that its member academic centers achieved record supply chain savings and net value of more than $420 million in 2013. The savings include $136 million in patronage dividends returned to members and documented operational savings of $284 million.Members’ participation in UHC’s advanced analytics; assistance with physician preference items, supply utilization, and standardization; and the collaboration of member and UHC experts were instrumental in achieving the recordmore...
  • 05/30/14
    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 Leads. “VHA is deeply committed to sustainability in our own company and through helping member health caremore...
  • 05/19/14
    Member hospitals participating in UHC’s Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) have made significant improvements in patient care, resulting in the prevention of 23,105 harmful or undesirable hospital-related events and readmissions.UHC was selected in 2010 to serve as a HEN in the Partnership for Patients initiative being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Data from UHC’s Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager™ indicate thatmore...
  • 05/19/14
    VHA Inc., a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations, announced that the 182 hospitals participating in its Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) have achieved significant improvements in patient safety and quality care. VHA’s HEN, part of the federal Partnership for Patients initiative, helps hospitals improve in ten areas of focus ranging from falls and surgical site infections to readmissions. VHA’s HENmore...
  • 05/14/14
    As hospitals across the country continue to face ongoing I.V. solutions shortages, Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company, is holding an I.V. Solutions Symposium today in Dallas, Texas. I.V. saline solutions, commonly used throughout hospitals to treat dehydration, are now expected to be in short supply through the end of the year. The Novation symposium is designed tomore...
  • 05/12/14
    Novation, the leading health care expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 100,000 members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista, LLC, today announced that it will be hosting its annual Innovative Technology Expo on September 10, 2014, at the Irving Convention Center, Las Colinas. The Novation Innovative Technology Expo features the latest in innovative health care technologies that improvemore...
  • 05/06/14
    VHA Inc. today announced it has been named to the Becker’s Healthcare list of “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.” This award recognizes hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups and other health care organizations that provide excellent work environments and outstanding benefits to their employees. To develop the list, the Becker's Healthcare editorial team conducted research, considered nominationsmore...
  • 04/28/14
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, today announced the presentation of its 2014 Excellence Awards to 11 member hospitals for achieving exceptionally high levels of performance in clinical care when compared to national benchmarks. The awards were presented on Sunday, April 27, during VHA’s Navigating to Excellence Forum in Las Vegas. “Hospitals today must be focused on improving clinical outcomes and making operationsmore...
  • 04/28/14
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, today announced the presentation of its 2014 Excellence Awards to 13 member hospitals for a variety of achievements related to improving supply chain performance over the course of 2013. The awards were presented on Sunday, April 27, during VHA’s Navigating to Excellence Forum in Las Vegas. “Supply costs continue to represent the second highest expense for hospitals, not including labormore...