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.
Scrutinizing Patients with Hip or Knee ReplacementsStarting 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 ManagementGood 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
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.
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