Hospitals and health systems are evolving in accordance with the changing health care landscape. The perception of a hospital as a place that focuses primarily on admitting, treating and discharging sick patients is fading. Many factors, most notably the Affordable Care Act, are driving hospitals and health systems to expand their scope to focus on population health management. This shift requires hospitals to realign their organizational infrastructure to be compatible with a population health approach.
The VHHA research department draws upon multiple data sources, including its own statewide databases. Our team aims to supplement hospitals and health systems with analytics for population health management and clinical decision support.