UW Hospital and Clinics Ranked Among Top 100 Integrated Health Care Networks

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UW Health physiciansMADISON - UW Hospital and Clinics is again ranked among the top 100 integrated health care networks (IHN) in the U.S. by Verispan, a Pennsylvania-based health care information company.
Verispan's annual health network assessment is regarded as the nation's premier rating system evaluating the performance, quality and degree of integration of health care networks.

With the goal of providing the highest level of care and managing costs, an integrated health care network (IHN) like UW Hospital and Clinics brings together a mix of facilities, practitioners, technologies and business functions. Operating together as a unified organization, IHNs combine resources to seamlessly satisfy patients' health care needs.

Ranked 34th in the nation in the prestigious Verispan ratings, UW Hospital and Clinics is proud of its patient-focused efforts to increase efficiency in hospital operations while continuing to build on its strong base of services, says chief executive officer Donna Sollenberger.

"Today's health care is highly complex," says Sollenberger. "All of our systems and resources and people have to work smoothly together to achieve the quality of care and service we want for our patients."

"This ranking tells us we're on the right track and motivates us to continue striving toward greater integration," Sollenberger adds.

Now in its 10th year, the Verispan ranking grades networks on integration using a 100-point scale based on health systems' operations, clinical quality, efficiency and breadth of services. According to Verispan, this year's crowded field of strong contenders raised the bar for those hoping to land among the top 100.
Verispan rates IHNs based on how well they operate as unified organizations in several clinical and financial categories, including:
  • Services and access
  • Outpatient and hospital utilization
  • Physicians and the variety of specialty services offered
  • Integrated technology
  • Contractual capabilities
  • Financial stability

UW Hospital and Clinics scored 82.94 points out of a possible 100, with perfect scores in the Services & Access and Outpatient Utilization categories. UW Hospital was also ranked among the top 100 IHNs in 2006.

Date Published: 06/20/2007

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