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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...

2008-08-25 12:01:19

Twenty-one hospitals across six states have come together to focus on improving clinical quality and patient safety by eliminating barriers to nurses spending more time in direct patient care. A VHA survey showed that many nurses spend less than 30 percent of their time in direct contact with patients. Studies indicate that increasing nursing involvement in direct patient care improves the quality and safety of the care that is delivered. The 21 hospitals have joined what's known as a Rapid...

2008-08-11 12:01:13

The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, has signed an agreement with VHA Inc., the national health care alliance, for performance improvement and supply chain management services. The selection of VHA was based on the strength of VHA's supply chain management program and breadth of other clinical and networking opportunities, after reviewing proposals from leading national group purchasing organizations that compete with VHA. One important advantage that VHA will provide The Christ...

2008-08-08 15:00:55

Goodroe Healthcare Solutions, LLC (http://www.goodroe.com/), 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 an orthopedic and spine gainsharing project for procedures performed by orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons. This is Goodroe's eleventh OIG approval and its first approval for an orthopedic and spine project. Gainsharing...