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Summit highlights clinical improvement successes

Jul. 25, 2019—A summit at Vanderbilt reviewed achievements of an ongoing regional effort to transform clinical practices in ways that would improve the quality of patient care, reduce costs and improve health outcomes

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University Health Network and Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network join forces to create statewide value-based health care alliance

Sep. 26, 2018—The University Health Network (UHN), a clinically integrated network and accountable care organization (ACO) based in Knoxville that includes The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) and University Physicians’ Association (UPA), as well as various partnerships and joint ventures with physicians and health care companies across East Tennessee, has announced an affiliation with the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN), a network of providers working together to transform health care to be more proactive, accessible and affordable for all.

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New Aetna accountable care product leverages strengths of Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Sep. 19, 2017—Aetna announces a new accountable care product, Aetna Whole Health — Tennessee, which leverages the strengths of the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, a collaborative partnership of physicians, health systems, and employers in Tennessee and surrounding states. The new product will provide employers a value-based health care option designed to increase quality, improve efficiency and the patient experience and control costs.

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Erlanger Health System, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network announce agreements

Jul. 6, 2016—Officials with Erlanger Health System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announce a strategic affiliation agreement creating a collaborative relationship between the two institutions while Erlanger Health System is also joining the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network.

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Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network: transforming health care delivery across the Mid-South

May. 24, 2016—Nearly five years ago a tiny seed of an idea was presented at a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) Clinical Enterprise retreat: forming a physician-led network of leading hospitals and physicians to focus on improving the health of communities in Tennessee and beyond.

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Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Vanderbilt announce affiliation agreement

May. 20, 2016—Leaders with Jennie Stuart Medical Center (JSMC) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announce a strategic affiliation agreement that formalizes a collaborative relationship between the two institutions while JSMC is also joining the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network.

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Sleep research for parents of children with ASD expanded

Feb. 25, 2016—The expansion of sleep education sessions through a research study will allow more parents to learn effective sleep strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Get instant access to your health plan with the Aetna Mobile app

Dec. 11, 2015—As a Vanderbilt Health Plan participant, you can download the Aetna Mobile app and have all your health plan information at your fingertips.

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Growth, collaboration key to VUMC’s future: Balser

Nov. 19, 2015—Discovery, education and clinical care will continue to be the core of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) mission as the date of the legal separation for Vanderbilt University and VUMC nears, Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, said to a capacity crowd at last week’s Fall Clinical Enterprise Leadership Assembly.

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Employer Roundtable explores prescription drug spending

Nov. 12, 2015—Some employers have called prescription drug benefits the “black hole” of company-backed health plans, with costs escalating despite years of efforts to bring them in check.

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Major grant to transform region’s clinical practices

Oct. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt University has received a contract from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for up to $28 million over four years to help more than 4,000 clinicians in the Southeast transform their clinical practices in ways that improve quality of patient care and hold down costs.

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Posch named associate vice chancellor for Population Health

Jun. 30, 2015—David Posch, CEO of Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and Clinics and executive director for the Vanderbilt Medical Group, has been named to the newly created position of associate vice chancellor for Population Health.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

VUMC campus

VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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