InfoArmor Offers Identity Theft Solutions to Protect Against Data Breach Threats

Earlier this month, Equifax Inc. announced a cybersecurity breach impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. This breach, one of the largest on record, enables hackers to access personal information such as: names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver’s license numbers, and credit card information. Data breaches of this size and scale can be debilitating….

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Merritt Hawkins Survey Shows Majority of Physicians Support Single-Payer System

A majority of physicians support a single-payer health care system, according to a new survey by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and a company of AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AMN). The national survey of 1,033 physicians found that 56 percent of physicians support a single-payer system, with 42 percent saying they strongly support…

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Improve Patient Experience through High Reliability Process Engineering

VHHA Shared Services has selected Care Logistics as a distinctly unique patient care progression company that combines breakthrough approaches to care coordination with innovative care progression software. Care Logistics is committed to helping its customers achieve dramatic results in patient throughput, quality, and experience. The Care Logistics team has extensive expertise in process engineering, change…

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Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives Report Now Available

Merritt Hawkins’ annual Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives report is now available. Now in its twenty-fourth year, the publication that is the most comprehensive report on physician recruiting incentives in the industry is available to VHHA members. The extensive report highlights which physician types are most in demand, current starting salaries for…

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Merritt Hawkins Survey: Two-Thirds of Physicians Have Negative View of AHCA

Two-thirds of physicians have a negative impression of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican-sponsored bill to unwind Obamacare, while only about one-fourth support it, according to a recent survey of 1,112 physicians conducted by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and a company of AMN Healthcare. The survey found some 66…

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Cybersecurity Developments: New Guidelines, Upcoming Webinars

VHHA Shared Services endorsed partners InfoArmor and KII Consulting, which specialize in enterprise cybersecurity solutions and privacy management, are planning two upcoming webinars to provide an overview of the recent “WannaCry” global-scale cyberattack, share best practices on prevention, detection, security, and to explain the ways in which InfoArmor and KII Consulting can assist Virginia hospitals…

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InfiniTrak Launches Upcoming Partners in Continuing the Conversation Education Series

InfiniTrak is excited to announce its upcoming Partners in Continuing the Conversation Education Series to support ongoing education outreach on the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). InfiniTrak is continuously crafting opportunities to learn more about the DSCSA and the role of compliance as dispensers. VHHA Shared Services is pleased to present this opportunity to…

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Cost Reporting Rule to be Implemented Sooner than Expected

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this month released the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rule for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018, which begins October 1, 2017. CMS intends to move forward with last year’s proposal on how to distribute the uncompensated care pool (UCP) based on charity care and non-Medicare…

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