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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FairCode Associates’ CDI Services Help Hospitals Identify Missed Opportunities

Financial reimbursements on inpatient cases are being driven down by the move to outpatient, value-based agreements, and the ever-increasing complexity of coding regulations. Given those conditions, what are sound clinical documentation strategies to receive fair reimbursements for services rendered? The answers to the following five questions can help your organization, and its clinical documentation improvement…

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Care Logistics Deploys Best Practice Patient Care Progression at the Unit Level

With Care Logistics’ Care Progression solution, your care teams can more effectively work toward a common care plan and length-of-stay goal for each patient. Staff can readily identify patients who aren’t progressing as expected and reasons why, giving teams confidence that progression barriers are being addressed proactively. Nursing units provide timely, quality patient care which…

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Introducing Qualivis (Formerly Healthcare Staffing Services)

VHHA Shared Services’ supplemental staffing program this week announced a name change to Qualivis (formerly Healthcare Staffing Services), a subsidiary of South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) Solutions. At this month’s Healthcare Staffing Solutions (HSS) 2018 Roundtable event in South Carolina, HSS introduced Qualivis, a new name and a new vision for a new company dedicated…

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Enhanced Recruitment Tool Provides Top Quality Candidates for VHHA Members

To further assist VHHA members with staffing shortages and increasing recruitment costs, VHHA Shared Services and HospitalCareers.com are pleased to offer a cost-effective recruitment solution that helps combat workforce shortages, reduces third-party agencies, and replaces ineffective forms of advertising by providing a direct link to quality health care professionals. By using HospitalCareers.com, hospital recruiters can…

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First Major Study on Quality and Cost of Care between Locum Tenens and Non-Locum Tenens

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published the first major study comparing outcomes achieved by locum tenens physicians to those achieved by non-locum tenens physicians. The study found that mortality rates achieved by both types of physicians were virtually identical, while locum tenens physicians achieved significantly lower hospital readmission rates. Staff Care,…

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Six Insights on Physician Shortage from Merritt Hawkins

Becker’s Hospital Review recently posted an article based on a new Merritt Hawkins white paper –Physician Supply Considerations: The Emerging Shortage of Medical Specialists. The article includes several data points regarding the emerging shortage of specialist physicians. Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm for more than 30 years, partners with hospitals, medical groups,…

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Optimize Inpatient Services through Enhanced Care Team Coordination

Endorsed by VHHA Shared Services, Care Logistics helps hospitals optimize the prioritization and allocation of inpatient services. With Order Logistics software and processes, Care Logistics clients benefit from real time tracking of all current and planned individual patient clinical activity, room assignments, admission and discharge times, and movements. Some specific enhancements include: Patient services (lab,…

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