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VHAN Social Work Team Supports Patients and Caregivers

Social work is an integral part of VHAN’s Care Management team, providing a direct connection to patients and caregivers. This was the case with a 64-year-old patient who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and several other conditions. After a hospitalization, the patient moved in with her daughter and husband, but she still needed more help to manage her health at home. That’s when VHAN’s social work care navigators stepped in.  

VHAN’s Behavioral Health Consult Line Helps Teenager Reconcile Medications

To support VHAN members and patients with behavioral health needs, VHAN offers a pediatric behavioral health consult line. Here’s a real-world example of how the consult line can change lives.

VHAN Member West Tennessee Health Improves Access Through Telehealth

When VHAN patients obtain care outside the network, the opportunity to impact the cost and quality of that work is diminished if not eliminated. A key priority for the network is access, and in 2020 VHAN met or exceeded in-network access and utilization goals.

Vanderbilt MyHealth Bundles Attracts New Patients, Grows VHAN Through Innovation

The Vanderbilt MyHealth Bundles program is an innovative way to attract new patients and has succeeded in expanding the network. Here are two stories of how bundles have improved patient care and enabled cost savings for patients and providers. 

How VHAN Helps Patients Better Manage Diabetes

Diabetes and its associated complications such as dialysis and heart disease not only negatively impact patients’ lives, but they are also costly. Here’s a story of how a VHAN diabetes program helped one patient better manage her condition.

VHAN Transitions of Care Program Offers Extra Support

Working directly with our member hospital systems and practices, VHAN aims to improve the transition process and improve continuity of care, thus reducing adverse events and readmissions. 

A VHAN Medication Management Success Story

In 2020, the VHAN Pharmacy Team worked with about 1,400 patients to optimize medications for chronic disease management, transitions of care and polypharmacy. Here’s one example of how VHAN pharmacy support helped one patient manage her complex medical conditions.

New Resource: Cancer Screening Best Practice Guide

VHAN has aggregated best practices for preventive screenings into a quick reference guide that focuses on practical ways to improve workflows and patient engagement to increase breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screenings.

The Evolution of Primary Care With Dr. Zach Logan

As a family medicine physician at Weatherstone Family Wellness, a part of the Highpoint Health System, Dr. Logan and his colleagues balance preventive care such as cancer screenings with COVID-19 treatment and vaccinations for their patients in Portland, Tennessee.

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