Innovator Interview: Dr. Richard Lindsay & Gordon Walker

Innovators: Dr. Richard Lindsay & Gordon Walker Position: Project Consultants, Institute for Innovations in Caregiving  VHIN: In your experience, what are the most common challenges family caregivers face?  What work is the Institute for Innovations In Caregiving project doing to help alleviate these challenges?  LINDSAY:  Caregiver health will become an even more critical issue because […]

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Innovator Interview: David Coe

David Coe   Innovator Name: David Coe Position: Executive Director, Colonial Behavioral Health VHIN: What are some of the most promising approaches to the integration of behavioral health and primary care? I go straight to the concept of integrated care coordination.  A particular strength of the behavioral health field is an ability to assist patients […]

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Innovator Interview: Secretary William A. Hazel, Jr, MD

Secretary William A. Hazel, Jr., MD   Innovator Name: William A. Hazel, Jr., MD Position: Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia VHIN: Considering the delivery system changes underway and the move towards more team-based, coordinated, and integrated care, what should Virginia’s healthcare workforce look like over the next 5-10 years? Hazel: Due […]

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Innovator Interview: Saria Saccocio, MD

Saria Saccocio, MD Innovator Name: Saria Saccocio, MD, MHA Position: Chief Medical Officer, Danville Regional Medical Center VHIN: What do you think are the biggest opportunities for employers, health care providers, and health plans, to work together to improve population health? SS: Vulnerability will be crucial to creating and sustaining an impact on population health. […]

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Innovator Interview: Chas Roades

Chas Roades   Innovator Name: Chas Roades Position: Chief Research Officer, The Advisory Board Company         VHIN: What do you think are the biggest opportunities for employers, health care providers, and health plans, to work together to improve population health? CR: The biggest opportunity for collaboration is the overall shift of the […]

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Innovation Network Members focusing on Patient-Centered Care

This month we are kicking off our Innovation Focus series on the Virginia Health Innovation Network. What does this mean exactly? Every other month we’ll be highlighting a particular health innovation topic and asking Network members to share their ideas, perspectives, and experiences on that topic through a brief member survey. The following month, we’ll share […]

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A Call to Action: The Virginia Health Innovation Plan

On June 6, 2013, VCHI chair, Secretary William A. Hazel, Jr., MD presented the work of the Virginia Health Innovation Plan advisory group at the Virginia Chamber Health Care Conference. View Secretary Hazel’s presentation below.

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The Launch of the Virginia Health Innovation Network

On June 6, 2013, VCHI staff Beth Bortz and Ashley Cunningham debuted the Innovation Network to nearly 700 attendees at the Virginia Chamber’s third annual Health Care Conference. View the introductory presentation below. To Join the Innovation Network, visit: InnovateVirginia.org  

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How to Accelerate Health Innovation

Guest Post By: Stephen Horan, PhD Everyone knows we need better health and health care at lower cost.  The good news is there are health innovations emerging all around us.  In fact, the innovations we see in the popular and professional media represent only a small fraction of the innovation that is occurring today.  In […]

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Introducing, the Virginia Health Innovation Network

RICHMOND – 06-06-13 — Let the innovation begin.  The new Virginia Health Innovation Network, InnovateVirginia.org, was officially launched today at an event attended by leaders from the business, health care, medical, pharmaceutical and government communities.  The Innovation Network was developed by the Virginia Center for Health Innovation to spur the development of new strategies to […]

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