UW Hospital and Clinics Ranked Among the Top Integrated Health Networks

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Doctors; UWHC Ranked Among Top Integrated Health NetworksMADISON – University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics ranked among the 100 most highly integrated health care networks according to Verispan, a health care data and consulting firm.

The Verispan report, regarded as the nation's premier rating system, evaluates more than 580 local and regional health care systems to determine the most efficient and best performing integrated health care networks, or IHNs. The hospital ranked 46th in the nation.

As an IHN, UW Hospital and Clinics seamlessly brings together technology, practitioners, facilities and business administration to meet patients' health care needs.

"It is an honor to be a part of the Verispan listing recognizing our efficiency, quality and innovation." says Donna M. Katen-Bahensky, president and CEO of UW Hospital and Clinics. "It confirms we are on the right track with our efforts to integrate services across our network of care."

Now in its 11th year, Verispan rates IHNs based on how well they operate as unified organizations in several clinical and financial categories, including: 
  • Clinical quality 
  • Efficiency and breadth of service 
  • Accessibility 
  • Integrated technology 
  • Contractual capabilities 
  • Financial stability
UW Hospital and Clinics scored 78.94 points out of a possible 100 and was also ranked among the top 100 IHNs in 2007 and 2006.

The 2008 Verispan IHN 100® was published in the February 4th issue of Modern Healthcare. For the complete list of the top 100 IHNs, visit www.verispan.com.

Date Published: 03/07/2008

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