Using Big Data to Analyze Health Care Trends

The latest monthly edition of VHHA’s FOCUS publication provides an overview of the immersive and interactive data and analytics tools developed to assist hospitals and health systems striving for enhanced operational efficiency, and to help better inform the public and policy makers about the complex nature of health care delivery. Those tools include the online…

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Health Care Community United to Combat Zika Virus

The latest edition of VHHA’s FOCUS publication spotlights how ongoing preparedness coordination between Virginia’s hospitals and public health agencies is being leveraged to respond to the threat of the Zika virus. VHHA and VDH have partnered in several ways to prevent, prepare, and respond to public health needs associated with this mosquito-borne disease, including a public…

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Collaboration to Combat the Opioid Misuse Crisis

The latest edition of VHHA’s FOCUS monthly publication examines some of the community, government, and health care responses to the ongoing opioid abuse crisis that regrettably has already claimed many lives. Alongside stakeholders in the public and private sectors, Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems are engaged in clinical and education efforts to combat this…

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Virginia Hospital Week (May 8-14): #PatientsComeFirst

Ahead of Virginia Hospital Week 2016 (May 8-14), the latest edition of VHHA’s FOCUS publication spotlights a few of the innumerable positive, patient-centric stories that occur each day at Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems. The theme for Virginia Hospital Week 2016 is “Patients Come First.” VHHA will celebrate Hospital Week by highlighting a few…

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On the Brink: The Plight of Rural Virginia and its Hospitals

The October-November edition of VHHA’s FOCUS publication takes a closer look at the challenging economic plight of Virginia’s rural hospitals and the communities they serve. Rural hospitals are vitally important to their local communities as economic engines, major employers, and public health providers. Unfortunately, they face serious financial stress due to government decisions, funding cuts,…

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