The Research Department provides analyses to support advocacy efforts on behalf of VHHA’s members. This section of the VHHA website will provide you with the latest research and analysis of important and emerging trends in Virginia hospitals.

The Research Department oversees the inpatient, ambulatory, community benefit, financial and special studies databases. It uses data from state and national sources to address policy questions and issues. The research staff is a resource for hospitals. Every year, VHHA releases a series of reports that provide up-to-date information on both health and hospital trends. Recent studies help track improvements in patient safety and quality, and reductions in readmissions. The research team also conducts population health studies to support members’ community health assessments.

vhha pricepoint
VHHA PricePoint is a public website from which consumers are able to review hospital charges, length of stay, demographics and volume by procedure.
vhha community benefit
Community Benefit highlights the significant contributions that Virginia’s hospitals and health systems make to their communities beyond the essential health services they provide.
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Scrutinizing Patients with Hip or Knee Replacements

Starting this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is tracking hip and knee replacement readmissions as part of its Value Based Purchasing initiative. Read More

The Link Between Effective Communication and Pain Management

Good communication between the patient and hospital staff is one of the many factors in patient safety, providing quality care, and increasing overall hospital performace. Read More
The VHHA Board of Directors approved making publicly available a Virginia report card that measures aggregate quality and patient safety performance of Virginia’s hospitals.

Information contained herein details progress made by Virginia hospitals and health systems in select quality and patient satisfaction elements of performance.

Last Data Uploaded April 10, 2015

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vhha data
If you are a verified data contact at VHHA, you will be able to access this page and download our quarterly inpatient database.
vhha population health
The VHHA research department aims to supplement hospitals and health systems with analytics for population health management and clinical decision support.
vhha financial policy
The VHHA is involved in the development of policies on both a state and federal level that affect Virginia’s health care.
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What drives HCAHPS Scores in Virginia Hospitals?

Hospital Characteristics Associated with Higher Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Scores in Virginia Hospitals

Seven characteristics thought to influence Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey scores were tested. Two of seven factors were found to influence HCAHPS scores.
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