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...
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...
VHA Inc., the national health care network, has entered into an
agreement with the Jefferson School of Population Health to jointly
create, market and present professional development programs and
conferences on population health, governance and other related
healthcare transformation topics.
Population health is broader than traditional health care, as it takes
into consideration all of the factors (social, economic, environmentalmore...
MedAssets today announced that AHMC Healthcare Inc., and Alhambra Hospital and Medical Center has expanded its relationship with the company in pursuit of a rational and defensible pricing strategy. Plans call for a combination of the company's Patient Access Solutions, Contract and Episode Management Solutions and Charge, Pricing and Compliance Solutions to improve the accuracy of patient bill estimation and gain market intelligence to inform payor contract negotiations."As a fully integratedmore...
Transitioning from the traditional fee-for-service payment model to one
based on value uniquely impacts every area of a hospital. To help
hospitals and health systems nationwide, VHA Inc. today announced it is
hosting a series of five free webinars that offer strategies designed
around the distinct financial, clinical, operations and supply chain
challenges leaders are facing in this transition.
“The value based payment model is one ofmore...
As part of VHA Inc.’s work as a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), it is
offering a free online toolkit (http://eedtoolkit.vha.com/)
for health care professionals to educate expectant mothers and community
stakeholders about the risks associated with early elective deliveries
(EED) and therefore reducing demand.
An EED is scheduling a baby’s birth before 39 weeks, full-term
gestation, without medical reason for early delivery. Studiesmore...
Welch Allyn, Inc., a
leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic
innovation at the point of care, and Novation, a leading health
care services company, today announced a new three-year
contract for disposable blood pressure cuffs which provide exceptional
value for hospitals and are designed to aid in efforts to reduce cross
The new agreement features several benefits to the hospitalsmore...
MedAssets today announced that it completed its previously announced acquisition of SG-2, LLC (Sg2), a leading provider of healthcare business intelligence, market analytics and clinical consulting services."Working with more than 1,400 hospitals and other clients across healthcare, Sg2's experts utilize software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based analytics tools and an intelligence platform to help healthcare organizations make informed strategic decisions related to acquisitions, service linemore...
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...
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...