PORTLAND, ME and ORD, NE. February 5, 2015 – Valley County Health System has selected a suite of analytic solutions from iVantage Health Analytics to help drive their performance improvement initiatives. The software solutions include INDICATOR Performance Manager™, Rural INSIGHTS™ and the Hospital Strength INDEX™.

“We are very excited about having the ability to tap these sophisticated tools to track and compare our performance, compare it to our peers and gain new insights which will improve our financial and operational performance,” said William Sugg, president and CEO at Valley County Health System.

The INDICATOR web-based functional benchmarking solution offers healthcare providers intuitive dashboards and scorecards to pinpoint actionable opportunities to reduce their operational costs, increase clinical effectiveness, control off-quality costs, and optimize value-based purchasing.

Rural INSIGHTS enables rural and Critical Access Hospitals to track and analyze key metrics, conduct internal and peer-to-peer benchmarking, and improve value-based healthcare through a dynamic web solution. It delivers sophisticated functionality and features advanced capabilities for measuring and monitoring operational, clinical, population, financial and market metrics especially for small, rural facilities. The Hospital Strength INDEX serves as a detailed market intelligence, strategy, planning, and performance benchmarking tool. The INDEX compares more than 4,400 U.S. general acute-care hospitals across a continuum of financial, value-based and market-driven performance indicators.

About iVantage Health Analytics

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About Valley County Health System

Valley County Health System provides an extensive range of health-care services to Valley County and surrounding areas, with compassionate care delivered by people you know and trust. We’re dedicated to providing advanced technology and services in a modern yet comfortable atmosphere, while supporting continued growth for our community. The Health System includes a new 16-bed Critical Access Hospital, 60-bed licensed Long Term Care and four rural medical clinics located in Ord, Loup City, Burwell and North Loup.