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Attend the VHA Forum to Network, Hear Solutions You Seek

What if you could meet with some of the best and brightest in our industry? Well, you can. Join us at this year’s VHA Navigating to Excellence Forum to network with today’s outstanding leaders in health care. By interacting together, you can share ideas and solutions for real world challenges. ... 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

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CentraCare Health Boosts Outpatient Pharmacy Volume and Captures Market Share

For nearly 20 years, CentraCare Health has operated outpatient pharmacies, both clinic-based and outpatient retail. As CentraCare grew over time, more pharmacies were added across the system. Allowed to operate independently, these pharmacies chose different distributors and ... 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 services. “Physicians need evidence-based medicine,” said Robertson. “They want to… More >

Supply Chain

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VHA Works with You to Prevent Dirty Data from Making Your Supply Chain Weak

What’s the weakest link in your supply chain? If you have dirty data, then you don’t have to look any further. For supply chain leaders, when dirty data soils their item master it causes real problems. That’s because an item master should be a dependable storehouse of information used… More >

Regional Focus

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VHA Central’s PEAK Awards Salute Member Accomplishments

Peak. In performance, it’s when you are on top in your field. To recognize outstanding results, VHA Central created its PEAK (Performance Excellence, Achievement and Knowledge) Awards. The 2015 awards were presented by Anna Fox, senior vice president, executive officer ... More>
  • Sustainable Growth Rate Repeal Bill Signed Into Law

    Washington-Update-72On April 16, President Obama signed into law the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. The legislation includes a number of important provisions for hospitals, most notably repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for Medicare reimbursement to physicians. The bill overwhelmingly cleared the House with a… More >

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