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 is a public website from which consumers are able to review hospital charges, length of stay, demographics and volume by procedure.
Community Benefit highlights the significant contributions that Virginia’s hospitals and health systems make to their communities beyond the essential health services they provide.
About Research Corner
Research Corners are brief analyses published weekly. They provide timely and pertinent information on patient care trends, population health, and health care financing. VHHA’s data repositories provide the data for the analyses. Below are the most recent topics.
The Medicaid Readmission Challenge (8/26)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) last week released its Hospital Guide to Reducing Medicaid Readmissions publication that functions as a federal toolkit to assist hospital teams in designing and delivering transitional care to better serve the adult Medicaid population. Read More
Psychosis Diagnoses Trends (8/12)
Psychosis is another mental health diagnosis. Oxford Dictionaries define the term as “a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.” 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
If you are a verified data contact at VHHA, you will be able to access this page and download our quarterly inpatient database.
The VHHA research department aims to supplement hospitals and health systems with analytics for population health management and clinical decision support.
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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2016 Community Benefit Annual Report
Caring for Our Communities
The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is pleased to share its annual Community Benefit Report highlighting the substantial community contributions Virginia’s local hospitals and health systems make each day.