VHHA Shared Services Announces Vizient/Provista National Group Buys

Vizient/Provista is pleased to offer significant savings on purchases of capital assets through their National Group Buys program. Group Buys are available each quarter from participating suppliers on select product categories. They provide substantial cost savings and value-added benefits through negotiated pricing discounts for a limited time. Effective April 1-June 30, VHHA members and affiliated…

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Merritt Hawkins’ 2017 Survey on Physician Appointment Wait Times Now Available

Merritt Hawkins’ 2017 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times and Medicare and Medicaid Acceptance Rates is now available. The survey examines the time it takes to schedule a new patient physician appointment in 15 major U.S. metropolitan areas, finding wait times have increased 30 percent since 2014. The survey of 1,414 physician offices tracks average…

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InfoArmor VigilanteATI Redefines Information Security

Selected as a preferred resource by VHHA Shared Services, InfoArmor® VigilanteATI™ is a feature-rich, comprehensive solution delivering actionable, targeted threat intelligence with context that alerts users to the potential impact of attacks before they become a direct or peripheral organizational risk. InfoArmor® VigilanteATI™ continuously searches the dark web for chatter by bad actors, analyzes threat…

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VHHA Shared Services Selects InfiniTrak to Support Member FDA Regulatory Compliance

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. InfiniTrak delivers full compliance with the three central DSCSA requirements through…

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VHHA Members Recognized in Truven 100 Top Hospital Study

Henrico Doctor’s Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and Sentara Leigh Hospital have been named among Truven Health’s 100 Top Hospital study. For 24 years, the 100 Top Hospital program has conducted an annual study based on publicly available data that includes metrics such as length of state, mortality, cost efficiency, and patient experience. The goal…

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Identity Theft Protection Services Available to VHHA Members

VHHA Shared Services is pleased to announce its endorsement of KII Consulting as a leader in bringing identity theft protection services as an enhanced employee benefit offering available to VHHA members. For more than 10 years, KII Consulting has established relationships with the leading identity theft protection providers in the U.S. market. As experts in the…

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Truven Benchmarking Tool Supports Operational Performance Improvement

Now, more than ever, health care organizations need to sharpen their ability to identify and act on operational performance improvement opportunities. The key to success is realistic comparisons with best-in-class organizations, or benchmarking. The Truven Health ActionOI® performance improvement solution has tools that can be used to evaluate operational and financial performance head-to-head with organizations…

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Complimentary Webinar on Preparing for Episode Payment Models Set for Feb. 15

The Advancing Care Coordination through Episode Payment Models (EPM) Final Rule is another step toward adoption of value-based care. However, recent comments have some wondering if CMS bundled payment programs will be delayed or otherwise altered by the new administration. Despite uncertainty in Washington, there is widespread agreement that the future of care delivery is…

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Two VHHA Member Providers Named on Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital List

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital have been named among the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in Truven Health Analytics’ “50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals 2017” study. The study has been conducted by Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company, for 18 years. The national study from Truven, a VHHA Shared Services endorsed vendor,…

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New Merritt Hawkins White Paper: The Growing Use and Recruitment of Hospitalists

There are now more than 50,000 physicians practicing at hospitalists in the United States. Why have their ranks grown so quickly? Who are they and how are they deployed? What are the latest trends in hospitalist recruiting and compensation? Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search and consulting firm, and VHHA Shared Services’ preferred physician…

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