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,
Most Virginians concerned with health care affordability; show bipartisan support for government action to improve.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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