University HealthSystem Consortium press releases

  • 10/13/15
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UHC and AVIA announce Gauss Surgical, Inc. as the winner of the 2015 UHC Startup Challenge: Innovation Delivered. The Startup Challenge was a live competition held at the UHC Annual Conference 2015, “Advance,” on October 2, in Orlando, FL. Gauss Surgical, Inc. won the vote after presenting its FDA-approved, iPad-based platform with real-time monitoring of surgical blood loss. Gauss Surgical Inc. was among 5 digital health start-up companies inmore...
  • 10/01/15
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UHC named the 2015 recipients of the Rising Star Award during the UHC Annual Conference 2015 in Orlando, Fla. The award recognizes academic medical centers that have made significant improvements in their year-over-year rankings in UHC’s annual Quality and Accountability Study, which identifies exemplary performance in safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, efficiency, patient centeredness, and equity of care. The UHC Rising Starmore...
  • 10/01/15
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UHC announced today the winners of the inaugural UHC Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Leadership Award. The award is given to academic medical centers that demonstrate excellence in delivering high-quality, patient-centered, efficient, and effective outpatient care. The winners were honored in a ceremony at the UHC Annual Conference 2015 in Orlando, Fla, which was attended by nearly 2,000 people, including health care professionals from moremore...
  • 10/01/15
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UHC announced today the winners of the 2015 UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award, UHC Supplier Diversity Leadership Award, and UHC Sustainability Award at the UHC Annual Conference 2015 in Orlando, Fla. 2015 UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award Honored for superior supply chain management, the UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award winners are: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oakmore...
  • 10/01/15
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UHC announced today the top-performing academic medical centers that have won the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award, formerly named the UHC Quality Leadership Award. The award is given to UHC member academic medical centers that have demonstrated superior performance as measured by the UHC Quality and Accountability Study, which UHC has conducted annually since 2005. The 2015 winners are: NYUmore...
  • 09/28/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VHA Inc. and UHC, which recently combined to form the largest member-owned health care company in the country, has been selected as one of 17 national, regional, or state hospital associations and health system organizations to continue efforts in reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. Through the Partnership for Patients initiative – a nationwide public-private collaboration that began in 2011 to reduce preventablemore...
  • 09/17/15
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UHC and AVIA Health Innovation today announced the five digital health care startup companies who will compete in their annual “UHC Startup Challenge.” The Challenge will take place on Friday, October 2 in Orlando as part of “Advance: UHC Annual Conference 2015.” The UHC Startup Challenge will provide five digital health care startups the opportunity to present a new, innovative product in front of the conference audience, which is made up ofmore...
  • 04/01/15
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, and University HealthSystem Consortium, the alliance of the nation's leading not-for-profit academic medical centers, today announced the close of their transaction, that combines the businesses and operations of both organizations. The combined organization will continue to use separate market-facing brands until a new name is announced in early 2016. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.The newly combined organization offers superiormore...
  • 03/31/15
    UHC has released the findings of a new study that evaluated the use of medical devices based on cost and quality outcomes to uncover several trends related to high-priced physician preference items (PPIs). The study examined utilization of PPIs—which can account for 30% to 40% of a hospital’s supply expenses1—at 10 academic medical centers, focusing on procedures utilizing orthopedic implants, coronary and peripheral stents, and cardiac valves.The study, begun in 2013, integrated the pilotmore...
  • 03/23/15
    UHC announced today that Beaumont Health has partnered with UHC and its supply contracting company, Novation, on a new two-year initiative designed to increase cost savings and supply chain performance improvement. A leading nonprofit health care organization, Beaumont Health comprises Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care, and Oakwood Healthcare, encompassing eight hospitals and 163 outpatient sites. The new initiative,more...