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Kuper Represents VHA at White House Forum Discussing Strategies to Improve Antibiotic Use

VHA was invited to participate during the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship on June 2 in Washington, D.C. The company was represented by Kristi Kuper, PharmD, BCPS, clinical pharmacy manager at VHA. This invitation-only event brought together key stakeholders to discuss ... More>

Clinical/Care Delivery

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VHA Helps You Identify a Gap between Current Performance and Leading Practices

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Same is true with a VHA Leading Practice Blueprint®. The blueprints use a visual story format that can reveal possible “gaps” by comparing a hospital’s existing practices to a leading practice. In 2007, VHA created blueprints as an innovative ... More>

Pharmacy

One Unique Pill Among Many

VHA Pharmacy Network Profile: Arkansas-Oklahoma Pharmacy Network

VHA Pharmacy Networks and Pharmacy Member Shared Resources promote savings and reduce costs through network-wide medication use initiatives, including contract aggregation as well as clinical and operational benchmarking. Network participants achieve cost savings ... More>

Service Line

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Enlist Physicians During the Clinical-Quality Value Analysis Process

Today, physicians want to be engaged members of an organization’s communication and collaboration framework. This is a key message in the Healthcare Finance News article, “Clinical integration can lead to cost reduction,” that features VHA’s Zee Robertson, senior director of performance ... More>

Supply Chain

DCH

VHA Helps DCH Health Save More Than $5 Million in Supply Costs

DCH Health System faced potential reductions of more than $20 million from some familiar culprits: the Affordable Care Act, general reimbursement reductions, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid audit program take-backs and new pension funding requirements. Nina Dusang, ... More>
  • King v. Burwell Decision Upholds Key Component of ACA

    Washington-Update-72On June 25, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Obama Administration when it upheld a major provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The 6-3 ruling upheld a decision from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals that allows access to subsidies to purchase health insurance in states that did… More >

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