Category: Thought Leadership. Insight on the Industry

6th Rural Health ED Study

6th Annual National Rural Health ED Study

Some Highlights Often considered the ‘front door’ to a hospital, the Emergency Department (ED) is a major center of operations, and it may be the most important service offered by Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in their largely rural communitie

Announcing 100 Top Healthstrong Hospitals

iVANTAGE HEALTH ANALYTICS® NAMES TOP 100 STRONGEST U.S. HOSPITALS Hospitals save local markets $1 billion on Medicare spending; set new standards for $15 billion of population health savings under the Affordable Care Act.

Conference Collaborative Models

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Two Collaborative Models Improve Quality & Patient Safety Presented by Dr.

2013 Top 100 Hospitals


Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals Named. iVantage Health Analytics Awards HealthStrong™ Status Using the Hospital Strength Index™.

Looming federal spending cuts will hit hospitals where it hurts

By Tony Pugh | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — Hospitals across the country will face significant job losses, service reductions and other belt-tightening measures when President Barack Obama signs the order Friday implementing a series of

Sequestration 2013

Economic Impact of Sequestration for Rural Hospitals

Rural hospitals face major financial challenges given their relatively small operating scale and workforce shortages. Under a proposed 2% Medicare reimbursement reduction resulting from sequestration, these challenges will be exacerbated.

New Healthcare

The New Healthcare: New Demands Require New Solutions

The New Healthcare means change in delivery of care. The new healthcare means accountability. The New Healthcare means transparency. The New Healthcare means sustainability.

healthcare data analytics

iVantage Offers State Rankings to Celebrate National Rural Health Day

National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is a day to celebrate the tremendous accomplishments achieved in rural healthcare while also acknowledging present challenges and the necessary initiatives needed to overcome and adapt to an ever-changing healthcare l

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Hospital Strength Index Helps NRHA Recognize Top Performing CAHs

The top performing Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) were announced on Friday, September 28 by the National Rural Health Association.  The 59 highest ranked CAHs were chosen based on their performance on the iVantage Hospital Strength Index.

healthcare data analytics

7 Ways Analytics Can Help Hospitals Gain Competitive Edge

Analytics are required in the new healthcare to inform hospital strategy and secure a competitive advantage.

healthcare data analytics

Bundled Payments – Key Strategies for Hospitals

Bundled Payments, a CMS initiative, allows hospitals to define an episode of care and receive a single, or “bundled” payment for the multiple services provided within the episode.

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2013 Flex Guidance – Quality, Finance and Operational Interventions

With the release last week of the 2013 Flex guidance, the Federal Office is calling on grantees to become more prescriptive with their activities, and to link measures to those activities.

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The Surging Tide in Healthcare

Today, the first thing we know is that the status quo in healthcare delivery is unsustainable.  It will bankrupt the U.S. Government within 25 years.