Thursday, February 24, 2011

N-of-8 most integrated IHNs

SDI has released its 2011 Top 100 IHNs, a yearly assessment of the most integrated healthcare networks. The SDI report, regarded as the nation’s premier rating system, evaluates IHNs on their performance and degree of integration.

Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, VA) finished No. 1 for the second year in a row, with a score of 93.17 out of a possible 100.  That is two points higher than last year. Sentara is the only IHN to rank in the top 10 of the SDI IHN 100 for all 14 years of the survey.

The chart shows the others in the top 8.

The ratings are based on SDI’s IHN Rating System, which evaluates each network’s ability to operate as a unified organization in eight categories: integration, integrated technology, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization, financial stability, services and access, hospital utilization, and physicians.

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