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VHA and UHC Form Largest Member-owned Health Care Company

On Feb. 3, VHA and UHC, an alliance of the nation’s leading not-for-profit academic medical centers, announced an agreement to combine into a single organization that will be the largest member-owned health care company in the country. VHA and UHC’s combined breadth and depth of… More >

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Novation’s Hatcher Reflects on Health Care Today and Predicts What’s Changing Tomorrow

Jody Hatcher, president and CEO of Novation, completed his term as the Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) board chair in December. This Q&A features insights Hatcher has gleaned during his 25-year career in health care as well as reflections on the industry today. This is part two of… More >

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VHA’s Award-Winning Nursing Leadership Series Resumes in February

The 12th season of the VHA Nursing Leadership Excellence Series begins on Feb. 18 with “CHAOS to CALM: Leading through the Reform Storm.” It features keynote speaker Diane Sieg, RN, CYT, CSP, speaker, author and life-saving expert. To date, more than 52,000 nurses have participated in these programs spotlighting issues nursing… More >

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VHA Mid-Atlantic Spotlights Top Performers in Clinical Quality and Patient Safety with APEX Awards

Recognizing health care organizations in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for extraordinary achievement of clinical quality and patient safety, the VHA Mid-Atlantic regional office has announced its 2014 Achieving Patient Care Excellence (APEX) award winners. A total of 12 organizations received awards out of… More >

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VHA Southeast’s Lean Six Sigma Network Delivers Resources to Foster Change

VHA Southeast realized there’s a wealth of resources for one to learn the fundamentals of Lean and Six Sigma. That’s why the region took a novel approach when establishing its network focusing on what it takes to change a culture. “Our members asked us to… More >

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VHA Southeast Members Light Up Some Really Bright Ideas

The 2013-2014 Bright Ideas awards were announced at the recent VHA Southeast Trustee and Physician Conference to recognize VHA Southeast region members for outstanding improvement initiatives. These annual awards are judged by the VHA Southeast Executive Committee’s Board of Directors. The board established this award program in… More >

  • HHS Announces Ambitious Goals for Alternative Payment Models

    Washington-Update-72On Jan. 26, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced an ambitious plan to modify how HHS will pay for health care services in the future. The new initiative would establish measurable goals to move health care payments toward alternative payment models that… More >

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