Annual Quality Congress 2018 Encore Webinar

For the best experience, we strongly recommend that you watch the webinar as a team and designate one individual to take a leadership role.  This individual is responsible for scheduling a meeting room, testing the computer in that room on WebEx during one of the designated test sessions, and spreading the word so that as […]

TECaN/VON Helping Babies Breathe Co-Facilitators

We are pleased to announce our first TECaN/VON HBB Co-facilitator Scholarships for the 2018 Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) 2nd edition Master Trainer Course, co-sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (SONPM) and Vermont Oxford Network (VON).  Congratulations to the 2018 award recipients! (Left to Right in photo) Megan Kirkley, MD, […]

Howard Cohen’s Reflections on the 2018 Annual Quality Congress

As we traveled to Chicago last week for NICQ, iNICQ and the VON Quality Congress we were all aware that the 6000 UNITE HERE Local 1 Hotel workers were on strike and picketing outside our host hotel and 25 other downtown Chicago hotels. The strike started on September 7 focused primarily on all workers getting […]

VON teams lead the way for Antibiotic Stewardship in Newborn Care

VON Teams Lead the Way for Antibiotic Stewardship in Newborn Care During the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York on September 25, 2018, the United States announced the AMR Challenge—the most ambitious global initiative to date to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance (AR or AMR). This unprecedented challenge, led by the […]

Vermont Oxford Rady Children’s Genomic Network Launched at 2018 Annual Quality Congress

Vermont Oxford Network and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) are collaborating to create a learning network for multidisciplinary neonatal care teams. The Genomic Network will advance research and implementation of evidence-based precision medicine to improve the quality and value of care for acutely ill newborn infants. Participation in the Genomic Network is a […]

Virginia Focuses on Improving Care of Infants Affected by Substance Use

Virginia Task Force Focuses on Improving Care of Infants Affected by Substance Use Virginia Neonatal-Perinatal Collaborative to implement Vermont Oxford Network’s NAS Universal Training The Virginia Neonatal-Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (VNPC) is launching Vermont Oxford Network’s NAS Universal Training Program to standardize care and improve outcomes for infants and families affected by substance use, an […]

Your VON Newsletter June 2018

NICU by the Numbers Increasingly, NICUs Integrate Families into Care with Single-Family Rooms VON analysis shows one-fifth of hospitals caring for infants in single family rooms. Dr. Robert White calls for examining structural and operational barriers to fully integrating families into care. NICU by the Numbers reports are made possible by VON members who voluntarily […]

Show the Great Work You Do – Call for Images

We want to show what it is like to turn data into action and provide ever-improving care for infants and families. We know you do this every day – show us by submitting your photos! This is an opportunity for you, your team, and your center to be showcased with VON online as we will […]

Data Informs Shared Decision-Making for Treatment of NEC

Vermont Oxford Network and Boston Children’s Hospital collaborate to improve clinical prognosis and family counseling When Boston Children’s Hospital surgeons and clinical teams discuss treatment options for neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis, they use information gleaned from thousands of similar infants in Vermont Oxford Network’s Very Low Birth Weight and Expanded databases. Tom Jaksic, MD, PhD, […]

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 […]