Verified Credentials Offers Background Screening Insights to Health Care Organizations

Background screening, as both a required and necessary part of the hiring process, helps keep health care organizations compliant, and protects staff and patient safety. As a trusted background screening partner to many health care organizations and VHHA members, Verified Credentials offers these insights on background checks: While fingerprint checks and other state-mandated searches may…

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Data Firm can help VHHA Members Reduce Practice Subsidies, Prepare for Population Health

VHHA Shared Services is pleased to announce it has selected Engage Practice Solutions, an innovative data benchmarking and performance analytics company, to assist member hospitals and health systems with provider network profitability. The company’s benchmarking and predictive analytics tools utilize its patent-pending Patient Complexity Index© (PCI). Developed by clinicians, PCI provides patient severity adjusted viewpoints…

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Merritt Hawkins’ Physician Survey Shows Providers See Social Factors as Key Health Risks

Nationwide, 88 percent of physicians indicate that at least some of their patients (and many patients, in some cases) are affected by social conditions such as poverty, unemployment, lack of education, or drug addiction that poses a serious impediment to their health, according to a survey commissioned by The Physicians Foundation. Among Virginia physicians, 83…

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Beyond EMR: Four Best Practices for Optimizing Efficiency

As hospitals and clinicians have settled in to the relatively new world of electronic medical records (EMR), there is an interest in finding new ways to maximize that investment and benefit from the vast datasets these systems collect. Care Logistics, a VHHA Shared Services endorsed partner,  helps health care organizations achieve maximum benefits by aligning…

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Qualivis Offers Solutions for Hospitals Facing Weather-Related Supplemental Staff Needs

With Hurricane Florence looming, VHHA Shared Services’ endorsed partner Qualivis reminds the provider community that it has a nationwide network of supplemental staffing to serve hospitals and health systems. The Qualivis network offers easy access to staffing and rapid response agencies to simplify and expedite the search process so providers can stay focused on delivering…

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Register for CommerceVantage’s Free Health Care Accounts Payable Conference in October

CommerceVantage, a VHHA Shared Services endorsed partner, invites Virginia health care providers and payment specialists to attend a free lunch-and-learn event at VHHA offices on Oct. 10 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.). The conference will cover the current health care accounts payable environment, supporting the automation process and the transition to a paperless system, effective supplier payment…

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Qualivis, VHHA Announce Major Expansion to Support Members’ Workforce Needs

Qualivis, in partnership with VHHA Shared Services, is pleased to announce a major expansion in its scope of services to help meet the critical workforce needs of health care facilities throughout Virginia, thanks to a multi-state hospital association collaborative and a new participation agreement with a growing network of staffing agencies selected through a comprehensive…

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Merritt Hawkins Releases Annual Report on Physician Recruiting

Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and endorsed partner of VHHA Shared Services completed its annual “Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives” report. The 54-page document takes a deep dive into starting salaries, signing bonuses, and other incentives commonly used to recruit physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in today’s evolving…

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InfiniTrak Supports Drug Supply Chain Security Act Compliance, Dispenser Readiness

In response to growing concern about the security of the nation’s drug supply chain, and to support full enforcement of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), VHHA has partnered with InfiniTrak, the premiere cloud-based software-as-a-service DSCSA compliance solution. Reliance on a wholesaler’s portal and services does not guarantee DSCSA compliance….

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