Epic Tools for VON Members

We know many VON members use Epic for an EMR solution, and we want to be sure you know about the tools available to you through Epic. To learn more, please contact your hospital’s Epic analyst. VON-related Epic tools include: A system list with patients who are likely eligible for submission. The system list uses […]

Best Poster Award for VON’s Work in Ethiopia

Vermont Oxford Network faculty and Ethiopian colleagues won “best poster” for their recent work “Global Neonatal Database to Identify Quality Gaps- Pilot Experience in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia” at Global Health Day sponsored by the Global Health Program at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine and the Western Connecticut Health Network. This work informed […]

Outstanding QI Poster Award for Antibiotic Stewardship at Cabell Huntington

The Cabell Huntington team won the Outstanding Quality Improvement Poster award from their hospital and Marshall University for their work on antibiotic stewardship in the NICU. The team is participating in iNICQ: Choosing Antibiotics Wisely at the Intensive-level, which includes a curriculum produced in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to help teams build QI skills […]

Your VON Newsletter – March 2018

  Your VON Newsletter Inspire. Innovate. Accelerate. Annual Quality Congress Registration is Open Are You and Your NICU Prepared for the Future? VON’s Annual Quality Congress is designed for your entire interdisciplinary team. Gather with the worldwide community of practice to explore the following themes: Using the NICU Wisely; Follow-Through: Care beyond the NICU Walls; […]

Cochrane at VON

Vermont Oxford Network is now supporting Cochrane Neonatal to provide the neonatal community of practice and VON members convenient access to Cochrane Neonatal reviews. VON’s support ensures that evidence-based, regularly updated, systematic reviews of the effects of therapies in neonatal-perinatal medicine remain available to the public. Starting in Spring 2018, you will be able to […]

Ethiopian Neonatal Network Launched

Dr. Danielle Ehret, VON’s director of global health, and Dr. Jeffrey Horbar, VON chief executive and scientific officer, visited Ethiopia for six days in February to kick-off the Ethiopian Neonatal Network. Medical and nursing leaders shared excitement to form this national network within VON’s worldwide community of practice, and hope that this standardized data and […]

ELBW Follow-Up is now on REDCap

VON’s Extremely Low Birth Weight Follow-Up Database has introduced data collection through REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture). Participating centers are switching from paper submission to REDCap beginning with 2016 birth year data. The new application will increase efficiency and convenience. So far, about one-third of centers submitting to the ELBW Follow-Up Database have converted to […]

Vermont Oxford Network is One of the Best Places to Work in Vermont

Vermont Oxford Network was recently named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Vermont. The twelfth annual list of the Best Places to Work in Vermont was created by Vermont Business Magazine, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Department of Economic Development, the Vermont Department of Labor, the Society for Human Resource […]

VON Day Audit Identifies Improvement Opportunities for iNICQ Teams

Antibiotic overuse and misuse is a worldwide challenge and antibiotics are one of the most commonly prescribed agents for newborns.  Currently more than 140 teams are working together to address this challenge in VON’s internet-based quality improvement collaborative (iNICQ: Choosing Antibiotics Wisely) offered in partnership with the CDC. In February, teams enrolled in iNICQ: Choosing […]

Welcome Yolanda Ogbolu to the VON Board of Directors

This winter, Vermont Oxford Network welcomed Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, to the board of directors. Dr. Ogbolu is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and the director of its Office of Global Health, and she has more than 20 years of experience as a neonatal nurse practitioner in NICUs […]