The Hospital Strength INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance in the United States.

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Today’s hospital leadership requires actionable insight, not another set of subjective rankings based on complex and often confusing methodologies. iVantage is proud to support the guiding principles for public reporting of provider performance put forth by the Association of American Medical Colleges. By complying fully with these guidelines, INDEX provides the clarity and objectivity necessary to empower decision making in the new healthcare.

Leveraging data from public data sources (e.g. Medicare Cost Reports, Medicare claims data, and Hospital compare), INDEX aggregates data from 71 individual metrics into three major categories and 9 pillars to offer hospital executives and frontline decision makers an unparalleled perspective into hospital performance and the competitive landscape.

The breadth and depth of the INDEX serves as the backbone for iVantage’s ground-breaking research on the characteristics the importance of rural and critical access hospitals, and the impact of legislation such as sequestration.

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