University HealthSystem Consortium press releases

  • 10/23/14
    UHC announced the winners of the 2014 UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award, UHC Supplier Diversity Leadership Award, and UHC Sustainability Award at the UHC Annual Conference 2014 in Las Vegas.2014 UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence AwardHonored for excellence in supply chain management, the UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award winners are:University of Wisconsin Hospital and ClinicsDenver Health (#1 Public Safety Net Hospital)The University of Vermont Medical Center (more...
  • 10/20/14
    UHC and AVIA have partnered to launch the 2nd Annual UHC Startup Challenge: Innovation Delivered, a competition which provides 5 digital health care startups the opportunity to pitch a new health care innovation in front of a live audience for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize.The five presenting companies were selected through collaboration with UHC, a Chicago-based consortium of 118 leading academic medical centers and over 300 of their affiliated hospitals, and AVIA, the innovationmore...
  • 09/22/14
    UHC welcomes Kevin Colgan as associate vice president of UHC’s Specialty Pharmacy Program. Colgan will be responsible for the strategic direction and business development of the UHC Specialty Pharmacy Program, working to develop strategic partnerships to provide cost savings and value-added programs to UHC members. “I’m delighted to welcome Kevin to UHC,” says Jake Groenewold, senior vice president, UHC Supply Chain. “His extensivemore...
  • 09/22/14
    UHC will be participating in a three-year project, funded by the US Department of Health & Human Services Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, that aims to improve the quality of care and the patient experience while reducing the overall cost of care by enhancing communication and coordination between primary care physicians and specialists. This program will be funded through round two of the Center of Medicare and Medicaidmore...
  • 07/15/14
    AVIA – an organization dedicated to helping healthcare providers select and implement emerging technology solutions ¬– announced the extension of its partnership with UHC, an alliance of 120 academic medical centers and 302 of their affiliated hospitals representing the nation's leading academic medical centers.With a mission of creating knowledge, fostering collaboration, and promoting innovation to help members succeed, UHC strengthens its commitment to AVIA’s growing Healthcaremore...
  • 06/17/14
    IDG’s Computerworld has named UHC one of the Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) for the second year in a row. UHC was prominently ranked, at number 2, in the small organization category. This recognition places UHC among the top national organizations that challenge their IT personnel while providing great benefits and compensation. In particular, UHC was highly recognized for its ability to recruit and retain top IT talent, career advancement and the training opportunities itmore...
  • 06/13/14
    UHC, in collaboration with the American College of Medical Quality, has developed a 28-page supplement from the UHC Annual Conference 2013, “Pulse.”The “Pulse” summary is available as a supplement to the March/April 2014 issue of the American Journal of Medical Quality. The summary provides highlights of UHC’s third annual conference—which brought together nearly 1,800 top health care professionals to learn new ways to improve patient care and organizational efficiency—including themore...
  • 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...
  • 05/19/14
    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...
  • 03/10/14
    UHC celebrates 30 years of collaborating with leading academic medical centers nationwide to achieve and maintain world-class health care delivery. As a direct result of performance improvement initiatives and a commitment to following best practices as UHC members, academic medical centers have saved the lives of countless patients. UHC has become a nationally recognized leader in helping health care organizations achieve excellence in patient safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness in healthmore...