all press releases

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 10/07/14
    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...
  • 10/02/14
    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...
  • 09/25/14
    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...
  • 09/24/14
    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...
  • 09/23/14
    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 contamination risks. The new agreement features several benefits to the hospitalsmore...