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New Resources Available for I.V. Solutions Conservation

To help your hospital improve conservation practices for I.V. solutions, Novation recently published an infographic and an implementation blueprint to MarketPlace Procure. The infographic and blueprint, based on practices at Yale-New Haven Hospital, are easy to use tools that can guide you ... More>
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Enhancements to Contract Management Solutions Coming Soon

Get ready for exciting changes to your contract management process in March 2016. Based on member feedback, we are implementing new functionality that will enhance workflow efficiency for contract management and standardization program management ... More>

Clinical/Care Delivery

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Blog: The Power of Patient Advisory Councils

Over the recent holiday, I came across a Wall Street Journal article about hospital patient and family advisory councils and it was music to my ears! The article described how patients and families, through these councils, become part of the health care team at the . . . Read More on Our Blog >
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Blog: Getting to – and Addressing – the Root Cause of Patient Complaints

When I worked as a nurse manager in the emergency department (ED), I would set aside time each week to review complaints that my department had generated. I had to interview the appropriate staff, contact the patient and allow them to express their frustration . . . Read More on Our Blog >

Pharmacy

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Blog: Low-cost Strategies for Establishing an Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Across the U.S. and around the world, the over-prescribing of antibiotics is increasing the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria which negatively impacts patient care and adds unnecessary financial costs. The Centers . . . Read More on Our Blog >
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Hatwig Wins Award for Work to Empower Pharmacy Profession

Apexus president, Chris Hatwig, MS, RPh, FACHE, received the Winston J. Durant Lecture Award at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Conference in December. As the honoree, Hatwig delivered remarks to residency ... More>

Service Line

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Blog: Give Business Valuation the Proper Focus to Avoid a Costly Misstep

As hospitals and health systems explore new alignment strategies designed to increase market share, better care for their community and grow new product lines, the importance of business valuation cannot be overstated. Transactions of all types populate . . . Read More on Our Blog >
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Blog: Reducing No-shows to Improve Patient Access

I recently attended a medical group practice conference where the topic of patient “no-shows” was being discussed. One of the conference attendees was from a community health clinic and she told the group about a poster they recently hung in . . . Read More on Our Blog >

Supply Chain

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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>
Joe Arruda

C-speak: Insights from VHA to Talk the Talk

By Joe Arruda, vice president, new business development-sales, Novation The level of change taking place within the health care industry creates no shortage of perspectives on how it should be managed. However, there is one topic where there is clear agreement: “clean data” is a requirement for success. From that point… More >
  • Congress Closes 2015 with a Spending Bill Agreement that Includes Healthcare Provisions

    Washington-Update-72Congress adjourned for 2015 after reaching an agreement on a long-term spending and tax deal. There are several major healthcare provisions in the agreement, including a two-year suspension of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) medical device tax and a two-year delay of the “Cadillac” tax on high-value health insurance plans.… More >

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