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Innovator Interview: Saria Saccocio, MD

Innovator Name: Saria Saccocio, MD, MHAPosition: Chief Medical Officer, Danville Regional Medical CenterVHIN: 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. Without the ability to expose our […]

Innovator Interview: Chas Roades

 Innovator Name: Chas RoadesPosition: 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 industry toward a value orientation. The faster employers, insurers and […]

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 […]

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.

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  

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 […]

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 […]

A Collaborative Approach to Health Reform in Virginia

RICHMOND – 12-19-12 — Marking a collaborative approach to health reform in Virginia, leaders from every area of health care are joining together to develop the Virginia Health Innovation Plan – a massive multidisciplinary effort launched today by the Virginia Center for Health Innovation.    Top-level leaders from the health care, government, non-profit and business communities […]

Virginia Health Innovation Network to bring together business and medical communities, patients and government

RICHMOND, VA  –December 11, 2012 – Less than a year into its existence, the Virginia Center for Health Innovation is already making dramatic progress.  Its first success?  The impending launch of the Virginia Health Innovation Network, a breakthrough technology platform that will break down barriers and improve education and communication among all the “players” in health […]

RSS Virginia Center for Health Innovation

  • Employer task force launched to focus on reducing low-value health services July 9, 2019
    Richmond, Virginia – July 9, 2019 – Today, at a meeting of the Virginia Center for Health Innovation’s (VCHI) board and leadership council, Virginia Health and Human Resources Secretary Daniel Carey, announced the creation of an employer task force as part of VCHI’s new Smarter Care Virginia initiative.  Smarter Care Virginia, launched in March 2019, […]
    Ashley Edwards
  • Most Virginians concerned with health care affordability; show bipartisan support for government action to improve. July 9, 2019
    Richmond, Virginia – July 9, 2019 – Today, at a meeting of the Virginia Center for Health Innovation’s board and leadership council, Lynn Quincy, director of Altarum’s Healthcare Value Hub, presented results of the Virginia Consumer Healthcare Experience State Survey. More than half (55%) of the 1,100 adults that responded to the survey indicated they […]
    Ashley Edwards
  • VCHI and Health System Partners Team Up to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates April 10, 2019
    Williamsburg, Virginia – April 10, 2019 – Today, at the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association’s Spring Conference, Virginia Center for Health Innovation (VCHI) President and CEO, Beth Bortz announced that VCHI had secured $225,000 in grant funding from Merck to implement Virginia Vaccinates; a collaborative project among primary care practice sites affiliated with three of […]
    Ashley Edwards
  • Virginia receives a $2.2M grant to tackle the overuse of unnecessary health care March 13, 2019
    Ann Arbor, Michigan – March 13, 2019 – Today, at the University of Michigan’s Value-Based Insurance Design Summit, Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Dr. Daniel Carey, announced that the non-profit Virginia Center for Health Innovation (VCHI) had secured support from Arnold Ventures through a $2.2 M grant to launch a statewide pilot to […]
    Ashley Edwards
  • The Virginia Health Innovation Network is updating to a new platform! March 14, 2018
    As part of ongoing technology development, VCHI is updating the Virginia Health Innovation Network to a new platform. This will mean a slightly new look and feel to the platform but with the same functionality plus a few new features!  The new platform is hosted by HealthDoers, an initiative of the Network for Regional Healthcare […]
    Ashley Edwards
  • Low-Cost, High-Volume Health Services Contribute The Most To Unnecessary Health Spending October 5, 2017
    The findings of research on low-value care by VCHI and partners at UCLA, Milliman MedInsight, the University of Michigan, Virginia Health Information, and the Commonwealth of Virginia is published in the October issue of Health Affairs.  VCHI is pleased to share this recognition of our work on addressing low-value care with these partners and co-authors. […]
    Ashley Edwards
  • VCHI Awarded Grant From Potomac Health Foundation For Primary Care Work June 29, 2017
    This month, the Virginia Center for Health Innovation was awarded a one year grant from the Potomac Health Foundation (PHF) for the creation of the Potomac Primary Care Collaborative (PPCC).  The PPCC will engage up to 20 primary care sites in a regional learning collaborative aimed at strengthening practice models, optimizing clinical care, and enhancing […]
    Ashley Edwards
  • Beth Bortz appointed to ABFM Board of Directors May 17, 2017
    VCHI's President and CEO, Beth Bortz, was recently appointed to the American Board of Family Medicine board of directors.  Ms. Bortz will serve on the ABFM board as its public representative.  She was nominated to the board by Newport News physician, Dr. John Brady.  He and Norfolk physician Dr. Christine Matson, are a member and […]
    Ashley Edwards
  • VCHI Welcomes New Board Members May 1, 2017
    The Virginia Center for Health Innovation announces the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors during the first quarter of 2017.  Joining the Board are Mike Bucci, Mary Mannix, and Suniti Ponkshe.  “Our newest Board members each represent a unique stakeholder and bring great talent, diverse perspectives, and energy to VCHI.  We […]
    Ashley Edwards
  • Applying for the Accountable Health Communities Opportunity February 1, 2016
    SummaryIf your organization is interested in applying for the Accountable Health Communities grant, your initial Letter of Intent is due to CMS on February 8th.  This grant application requires both active participation from the state Medicaid agency, Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), and a contract between the applicant and DMAS.  DMAS is supportive of this […]
    Ashley Edwards