VHA Renews its Provider of Interprofessional Continuing Education Accreditation

VHA has renewed accreditation for its continuing education program from The Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ program, a collaboration of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The accreditation runs through… More >

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Sept. 24 is the First Supplier Compliance Deadline for UDI Requirements

The first official deadline for the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) system is a few weeks away. Visit the FDA’s UDI page for more information. By Sept. 24, the label and device packaging of every medical device in the Class III and Public Health Service Act categories… More >

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BMCS’ New Care Models and Procedures Improve Communications and Productivity

Baptist Medical Center South (BMCS) in Montgomery, Ala., discovered that disjointed departments and processes increased the average length of stay (LOS) and overall costs of care. These inefficiencies affected patient throughput and created a constant strain on the system’s capacity and LOS performance. Systemwide, disconnects… More >

Regional Focus


VHA Georgia Announces 2014 Leadership Award Recipients

VHA Georgia has recognized member hospitals and health systems with its Leadership Awards for implementing improvement programs that delivered outstanding performance levels. VHA Georgia is one of 12 regions in VHA Inc., the national network of not-for-profit health systems. The awards were presented on Sept.… More >


Congratulations to VHA Member CEOs

Modern Healthcare’s 2014 list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare is out. It’s the 13th year for the publication to showcase individuals making a difference in our industry. Leaders in six VHA member organizations appear on the 2014 list: Toby Cosgrove, MD; Patrick… More >


VHA Presents at CleanMed; Sponsors Keynote Speaker

VHA was again pleased to help sponsor CleanMed 2014 Conference and Exposition, June 2-5 in Cleveland. Our sponsorship included hosting the closing keynote speaker, Rebecca Onie, chief executive officer of Health Leads. As the nation’s premier sustainability conference for the health care sector, CleanMed draws hospital and… More >

  • Meaningful Use Final Rule Provides Added Flexibility

    Washington-Update-72In a final meaningful use regulation released on Aug. 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing more flexibility in how hospitals and eligible providers use certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT). The rule finalizes what CMS announced earlier this year. It allows… More >

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