The Research Department provides analyses to support advocacy efforts on behalf of VHHA’s members. This section of the VHHA website will provide you with the latest research and analysis of important and emerging trends in Virginia hospitals.
The Research Department oversees the inpatient, ambulatory, community benefit, financial and special studies databases. It uses data from state and national sources to address policy questions and issues. The research staff is a resource for hospitals. Every year, VHHA releases a series of reports that provide up-to-date information on both health and hospital trends. Recent studies help track improvements in patient safety and quality, and reductions in readmissions. The research team also conducts population health studies to support members’ community health assessments.
Insurance Merger Would Multiply Already Excessive Market Concentration (6/3)Recent months have brought forth formal announcements from several major health insurers – specifically, Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc., and Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corporation – of proposed mergers. Read More
Identifying Hospital Care High Utilizers (5/20)In the coming years, VHHA’s Center for Healthcare Excellence will expand its works with members on addressing high utilizers of hospital care. High utilizers are patients who have four or more hospital admissions within a 12-month period. Read More
Information contained herein details progress made by Virginia hospitals and health systems in select quality and patient satisfaction elements of performance.
Last Data Uploaded April 10, 2015