all press releases

  • 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...
  • 03/19/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VHA Inc. announced today it will host a series of free webinars focused on four different aspects of supply chain management for health systems. The “Supply Chain Strategies for Success” webinars will be led by VHA experts who will share leading practices and other insights that health care supply chain managers can use to reduce costs and improve operational performance. The webinar series is open to all hospitals andmore...
  • 03/18/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VHA Inc. today announced it is offering a web conference education series in April on new and challenging compliance-related requirements for certification with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The four-part series will be presented by Sue Dill Calloway, R.N., M.S.N., J.D. and president of Patient Safety and Healthcare, a leading expert on CMS Conditions of Participation (CoP) issuesmore...
  • 03/09/15
    Novation, the leading health care solutions company for more than 100,000 members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children's Hospital Association and Provista, announced today that it has been recognized for the fourth straight year by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®. The World’s Most Ethical Companiesmore...
  • 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...
  • 03/02/15
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A national survey of pharmacy professionals released today by Novation, the leading health care services company, found that a move to specialty drug distribution of important cancer drugs is resulting in higher costs to hospitals, reduced availability of the important drugs and delays in treating sick patients. These drugs are used in treating half of all cancers in the United States. It has been estimated that this change hasmore...
  • 02/25/15
    MedAssets today announced that its latest National Collaborative event, a sourcing program designed to generate cost reductions for products and services through precommitted purchasing volume, will drive an estimated $2 million in savings annually in the linen and apparel category. Medline, a distributor of more than 350,000 medical products that serve the continuum of care, was awarded a three-year contract for purchased linens and reusable apparel. More than 80 providers nationwide -more...
  • 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...
  • 01/29/15
    Novation, the leading health care services company, announce today that its national Group Buys for the first period of 2015 were launched Jan. 1, 2015, and will be effective through March 31. Novation’s Group Buys provide significant savings and value-added benefits to the participating members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista by combining member purchasing volume to maximize savings opportunities. Inmore...