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.
Evaluating Opioid Prescriptions, and Supply Given to New Mothers (2/5)Opioid abuse by pregnant and delivering women has been the focus of a state level task force this year hosted by the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services’ Office of Substance Abuse Services. Read More
Data Show Southwest Virginia Hard Hit by Opioid Crisis (1/29)Opioids, prescription medications that relieve pain when taken as prescribed, can lead to physical dependence and addiction if abused. Read More
Quality & Patient Safety Scorecard
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