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.
The Relationship Between Readmission and Age (4/8)The existence of CMS readmission penalties compels hospitals to better prepare Medicare patients for post-hospital care at home or in the community. However, focusing readmission prevention strategies only on those 65 and older is shortsighted. Read More
Forecasting Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Cases (4/1)In 2013 and 2014, more Virginians died from drug overdoses than car accidents or homicides, according to Virginia Department of Health data. The data also show that nearly 80 percent of drug overdose deaths were attributed to prescription opioids and heroin. 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