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 […]

Remembering Dr. Jerold Lucey

It is with great sadness that I am writing to inform you that Jerold F. Lucey, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont and a founder of Vermont Oxford Network, passed away on December 10, 2017. His extraordinary achievements as a clinician, scientist, editor, and educator have transformed the fields of pediatrics […]

Your VON Newsletter – December 2017

Your VON Newsletter is distributed quarterly by email. The December issue includes updates about VON quality improvement (including a partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement), information about a fundraising campaign for global health, the latest NICU by the Numbers report analyzing antenatal steroids exposure discrepancies between inborn and outborn populations, and links to other […]

Prepare for eNICQ6 in 2018

VON’s new software for data entry, eNICQ 6, is targeted for release the first week of January 2018. We are excited about this improved software, which includes streamlined data entry and a simplified interface, and we’re looking forward to releasing it to members soon. While eNICQ 5.5.1 allows you to complete birth year 2017 finalization, eNICQ 6 is […]

Press Release: Delayed cord clamping results presented at 2017 Annual Quality Congress

Wait a minute! Clamping the umbilical cord later saves preterm babies’ lives Thousands of preterm babies could be saved by waiting 60 seconds before clamping the umbilical cord after birth instead of clamping it immediately – according to two international studies supported by hundreds of parents and professionals worldwide and coordinated by the National Health […]

Your VON Newsletter – September 2017

Dear Colleagues, Vermont Oxford Network’s vision is to create worldwide connections that lead to improved care and improved outcomes for high-risk infants. I’m pleased to introduce two new resources to connect you with information designed to help improve the care you provide: NICU by the Numbers and Your VON Newsletter. VON’s new feature, NICU by […]

Announcing Scholarship Recipients for the 2017 Annual Quality Congress

Vermont Oxford Network Announces Scholarship Recipients for 2017 Annual Quality Congress Prestigious scholarships awarded to a Nurse Leader, Fellows, and Early-Career Neonatologists Burlington, Vt. – To recognize the contributions of leaders and emerging leaders in the care of high-risk infants, Vermont Oxford Network (VON) offered several scholarships for the 2017 Annual Quality Congress. Scholarships were […]

Important Opportunity for Synergy with State Health Departments to Prevent Healthcare Associated Infections and Antibiotic Resistance

All state health departments are being funded by the CDC to prevent associated infections and antibiotic resistance. Arjun Srinivasan MD (CAPT, USPHS), Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as an iNICQ Choosing Antibiotics Wisely faculty member, […]

eNICQ upgrade was required by January 31, 2017

The latest version of eNICQ contains a number of important updates. As of January 31st, 2017, VON Member Centers must upgrade to the latest version of eNICQ, 5.5.1, to continue submitting data via eNICQ to VON. Updates include: Required changes for infants born in 2017 – centers must upgrade to enter or submit any 2017 data Security […]