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2010-02-02 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoMatrix, Inc., developers of the innovative HALO® Breast Pap Test, has been awarded a new technology agreement by Novation, the supply contracting company of VHA Inc, University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Provista. This agreement includes the HALO® Console, HALO® Cart, HALO® Patient Interface Cassette and HALO® Specimen Collection Cups. The agreements...

2010-01-07 07:30:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL), today, announced it has been awarded a three-year contract with Novation for Blood Gas Instrumentation. Novation is the supply contracting company of VHA, Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Provista. The contract, effective January 1, 2010 includes an option for two additional one year extensions. Included in the agreement is IL's portfolio of critical care analyzers, reagents, consumables and...

2009-08-05 08:30:00

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In today's challenging financial climate, the health care industry consistently seeks ways to cut costs and improve operational efficiencies while striving to provide high quality patient care. Thanks to a new agreement between VHA Inc., the national health care network, and AT&T*, VHA member hospitals and non-acute care organizations can take advantage of cost-effective innovative voice and data solutions tailored to meet their...

2009-06-24 08:05:00

VHA Releases "Go Green" Principles to Change the Nature of Business Operations IRVING, Texas, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VHA Inc., the national network of not-for-profit, community-owned hospitals, today released its second annual Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability Scorecard, showing progress in sustainability-related efforts across VHA and its family of companies. Ratings also improved in key workplace indicators, including improved employee satisfaction, workplace...

2009-03-02 09:58:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters has been selected by VHA Inc., the national healthcare alliance, as its preferred vendor for mobile clinical quality improvement solutions. With this preferred vendor designation, Thomson Reuters is authorized to sell its Clinical Xpert(TM) suite of products to VHA members nationwide. Clinical Xpert has been named the KLAS Category Leader for Mobile Data Systems for the past seven years. Clinical Xpert...

2008-10-15 09:00:47

Goodroe Healthcare Solutions, LLC, a VHA company that helps hospitals improve their clinical quality and economic performance, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has approved a three-year gainsharing project for cardiovascular procedures. This is Goodroe's first approval for a multi-year project and its twelfth OIG approval. Gainsharing allows hospitals to share cost savings with participating physicians who achieve...

2008-10-07 12:00:53

An analysis of clinical data from 90 hospitals across the nation showed that during certain parts of the day, wait times for cardiac catheterization procedures significantly exceed the recommended standard of 90 minutes. The data analysis research was performed by VHA Inc., the national health care alliance. According to the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, the benchmark door-to-balloon time -- the time between arrival at the hospital ED and having a...

2008-10-02 12:06:58

Ten Georgia hospitals are working to improve clinical quality by preventing and reducing surgical infections. The timing of this is important because Medicare and many private insurers have said they will no longer reimburse hospitals for the additional cost of care to treat preventable surgical infections. The hospitals have joined a Rapid Adoption Network (RAN), a virtual network that will allow them to share information about their clinical practices for the purpose of accelerating the...

2008-09-03 15:00:42

Drug resistant organisms continue to threaten public health in hospitals across the nation. To help hospitals identify, understand and manage antibiotic resistance issues and improve patient safety and outcomes, VHA Inc., the national health care alliance, launched a "Bugs and Drugs" program through its regional office in Trevose, Pa. Since the program's launch in 2007, VHA member hospitals in the region have improved antibiotic stewardship, creating a safer environment for patients and...

2008-08-26 18:00:49

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleTracking Technologies, the world leader in patient flow automation solutions, has teamed with VHA, Inc. to offer the national health care alliance's 1400 member hospitals the option to license TeleTracking Technologies' patient flow automation technology. "It's clear that the VHA leadership is committed to helping its members improve patient care, through better patient flow," said Anthony Sanzo, President & CEO of TeleTracking Technologies, "and...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.