University HealthSystem Consortium press releases

  • 03/06/15
    Broad population health initiatives, including wellness programs, preventive measures, and early detection, have unquestionable social value and improve quality of life. According to a new University Health System Consortium study, however, the key to containing rising health care costs is not these broad initiatives, but the delivery of more efficient episodes of care to the small subset of the population that suffers from advanced chronic and complex illnesses. University Healthmore...
  • 02/18/15
    UHC members achieved more than $450 million in supply chain savings and net value in 2014, marking the highest-performing year to date. The savings included more than $142 million in patronage dividends returned to members and documented operational savings of more than $300 million.The growth in member savings is attributable to many factors, including higher-volume purchasing through UHC’s supply contracting company, Novation; greater adoption of UHC’s advanced analytics; and membermore...
  • 02/03/15
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, and UHC, the alliance of the nation's leading not-for-profit academic medical centers, today announced an agreement to combine into a single organization that will be the largest member-owned health care company in the country. VHA and UHC's combined breadth and depth of data and analytics will provide members unparalleled insight into improving the quality and total cost of care. The combined organization will offer superior access to leadingmore...
  • 01/28/15
    UHC welcomes Scott Pecore and Mary Starr as regional vice presidents of UHC Supply Chain Service Delivery.Pecore and Starr will be responsible for helping members lower supply chain costs while increasing efficiency and improving quality of care. They will work with members to identify contracting opportunities to reduce supply chain spend by using the portfolios of UHC and its supply contracting company, Novation. Pecore and Starr will develop, direct, and lead multidisciplinary teams ofmore...
  • 01/14/15
    B'nai B'rith International announces Irene M. Thompson, president and CEO of the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) as recipient of the National Healthcare Award, which has recognized outstanding leaders in the health care field for more than 30 years. A gala award dinner will be held in her honor on June 22 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago. For three decades, B'nai B'rith has underscored the outstanding work of health caremore...
  • 12/03/14
    UHC has released an enhanced version of SpendLINK®, its supply chain business intelligence tool that provides data-driven insights to help health care organizations analyze total spend, identify cost savings, and benchmark supply chain performance.The updated SpendLINK® features an intuitive new interface that has been optimized to enable users to quickly navigate key reports, easily visualize trends in their supply chain data, and pinpoint areas of opportunity. Underscoring the need formore...
  • 11/13/14
    UHC welcomes Laurance A. Reed as vice president, Member Insights, in UHC’s Member Relations and Insights department.Reed will be responsible for the development and enhancement of strategic partnerships with executive and clinical leaders at UHC member academic medical centers. He will identify members’ needs and priorities and facilitate value-added access to UHC programs and subject-matter expertise that can help them maximize their improvement opportunities.“We welcome Laurance to UHC,”more...
  • 10/27/14
    UHC and AVIA announced that CaptureProof is the winner of the second UHC Startup Challenge: Innovation Delivered. The Startup Challenge was a live competition held at the UHC Annual Conference 2014, “Revolution,” on October 24, in Las Vegas, NV. CaptureProof will receive a $10,000 grand prize and advisory support from UHC and AVIA for 1 year.CaptureProof was among 5 digital entrepreneurs in the health care field that participated in the Startup Challenge. Each company was allotted 7 minutes tomore...
  • 10/23/14
    UHC announced today the top-performing academic medical centers that have won the 2014 UHC Quality Leadership Award. The award is given to UHC member academic medical centers that have demonstrated superior performance in delivering high-quality, safe, efficient, patient-centered, and equitable care.The 2014 winners are:NYU Langone Medical CenterMayo Clinic Hospital – RochesterThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical CenterBeaumont Hospital, Royal OakRush University Medical CenterUniversity ofmore...
  • 10/23/14
    UHC named Barnes-Jewish Hospital the 2014 recipient of the Rising Star Award during the UHC Annual Conference 2014 in Las Vegas. The award recognizes significant improvements in ranking in UHC’s annual Quality and Accountability Study, which identifies exemplary performance in patient safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, and equity of care.“As the recipient of the UHC Rising Star Award, Barnes-Jewish Hospital exhibits the ethos of continuous quality improvement and accountability that ismore...