Ochsner Ranks in Top 100 Highly Integrated Healthcare Networks by Verispan

Added on Feb 10, 2008 | Filed Under: General News

NEW ORLEANS - Ochsner Health System has been rated 92nd in the 2008 Verispan IHN 100®, an annual ranking of the nation's best performing healthcare systems based on improved efficiency and well-integrated information systems. Criteria changed slightly this year to require a greater number of services for the networks, such as stroke centers, to demonstrate comprehensive care. 

The 11th Annual Verispan IHN 100®, the nation's premier IHN rating system, is a listing of the leading integrated healthcare networks (IHNs) based on critical success factors determined by Verispan. 

The 2008 edition of the Top 100 integrated healthcare networks recognizes 570 non-specialty, local and regional networks in the U.S. that meet critical success factors.  The rankings are based on Verispan's IHN Rating System, which evaluates each network's ability to operate as a unified organization in each of eight categories, including integration, integrated technology, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization, financial stability, services and access, hospital utilization, and physicians. 

Ochsner's previous rankings include:

  • 2007 Ochsner Health System-135
  • 2006-Ochsner Clinic Foundation- 84
  • 2005- Ochsner Clinic Foundation- 45
  • 2004-Ochsner Clinic & Hospital- 21

The 2008 Verispan IHN 100® was published in the February 4, 2008 issue of Modern Healthcare.  For a complete listing of the nation's top 100, visit www.verispan.com.

Verispan is a healthcare informatics joint venture of Quintiles Transnational Corporation, and McKesson Corporation, and provides a broad array of information products and services to the healthcare industry, including sales targeting and compensation products, market research audits, healthcare profiles and comprehensive managed care offerings.  Verispan is headquartered in Yardley, Pa., and employs over 500 dedicated healthcare information professionals. 

Ochsner Health System (www.ochsner.org) is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education.  The system includes seven hospitals, a sub-acute facility, and 33 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana.  Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and 450 clinical research trials annually.  Ochsner was ranked one of the "Best Places to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years.  Ochsner was ranked as "Best" Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in July 2007.  Ochsner has over 10,000 employees system-wide.

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