March 24, 2014
American Health Strategy Project Businesses Lead the Way in Worksite Health Promotion …Employers share efforts to adopt value-based health benefit strategies Improving health while reducing costs was a key focus for the employers who participated in the American Health Strategy Project (AHSP) according to a new report released this week by the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), Partnership for Prevention, and Pfizer Inc. AHSP is a national pilot launched in 2010 by NBCH in cooperation with Pfizer, with five business health coalitions, including the Virginia Business Coalition on Health…Read More… Also see: Reuter’s coverage; PR NewsWire
March 10, 2014
The National Business Coalition on Health Board of Governors, has announced the selection of Brian Klepper, PhD, as CEO. Brian is nationally known as an acclaimed health care analyst, commentator and entrepreneur. Brian brings a wide range of experience and knowledge in both the business and clinical side of health care. His national connections coupled with the depth of his background will support the NBCH as it continues to transform the national and regional employer health care market space …Read More
March 3, 2014
The Leapfrog Group announced the updated rates of Early Elective Deliveries as reported on the 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. We are pleased to announce that the national rate of early elective deliveries dropped for the second year. Early elective deliveries have been decreasing since 2010 when Leapfrog became the first to publicly report hospital rates. In 2013, 71 percent of the reporting hospitals met Leapfrog’s early elective deliveries target rate of less than 5 percent, compared to 46 percent of hospitals in the 2012 survey. To access the press release, Dramatic Decline in Dangerous Early Elective Deliveries; The Leapfrog Group Cautions Against Babies Being Born Too Soon, Hits National Target, and the average state rates of Early Elective Deliveries, please visit the Leapfrog website.
Mountains of Information…Payment data expected to offer a clearer picture of how health care is delivered; Virginia Business, January 2014 Issue. This story gives an update about the All Payer Claims Database (APCD) for Virginia. Read More»
December 10, 2013
Virginia Hospitals Awarded Coveted 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital Distinction …Two Virginia Hospitals Added to Elite List, Recognized for Safety and Quality Read More»
May 22, 2013
New Case Study Shows Maryland P3 Program Can Improve Employee Productivity, by Malissa Carroll Read More»
April 7, 2013
Dr. Barbara Wallace announces her retirement….Read More»
December 4, 2012
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital receives National Recognition of “Top Hospital” for Outstanding Achievement in Patient Safety, Quality Care, and Resource Use Read More» »
August 13, 2012
The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), Washington, DC, announced its new Board of Governors. Officers are elected by their board peers based on proven leadership and commitment to NBCH – a non-profit organization of 56 employer-based health coalitions, representing over 7,000 employers and more than 25 million employees and their dependents across the United States – as well as their efforts to advance and strengthen the tenets of value-based purchasing. Barbara Wallace, Ed.D., President and CEO of the Virginia Business Coalition on Health (VBCH), was elected Chair. Read More »
August 3, 2012
The Virginia Business Coalition on Health was recognized by The Consortium for Infant and Child Health (CINCH) in an awards ceremony honoring employers, individuals and organization for their efforts to support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. VBCH provided support to help implement Business Case for Breastfeeding (BC4BF) at their worksites. Read More »
June 7, 2012
The Leapfrog Group, Washington, DC, announcing the Hospital Safety Score, which exclusively measures safety – meaning errors, accidents, and infections using a grade of A, B, C, D or F.
Click here for the national release.
Click here for the VBCH release.
The Leapfrog Group releases the dashboard of the Health Plan User’s Group. Click Here
January 25, 2012
The Leapfrog Group, Washington, DC, announced findings on Early Elective Deliveries rates and why hospitals should adopt policies to reduce rates, which would save lives, protect baby and mother, and save billions of dollars. Click Here for the findings and learn what you can do to help.
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“The Transparency Strategy: Key to Surviving and Thriving under Healthcare Reform” by Leah Binder, CEO, The Leapfrog Group. Click Here for the story