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St. John's, CoxHealth rank among top integrated health care networks

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St. John's Health System was ranked No. 3 in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based health care data company SDI's Top 100 Integrated Health Care Networks list. CoxHealth was ranked No. 48.

The SDI list ranks hospitals based on eight categories:
  • hospital utilization, comprising admissions, length of stay and occupancy rate;
  • financial stability, comprising operating margin, profit margin, long-term debt-to-capitalization ratio and financial result reporting ability;
  • physician participation, comprising physician affiliation and offerings, and medical group practices and hospitals ratio;
  • services and access, comprising inpatient services, breadth of coverage and quality of service;
  • outpatient utilization, comprising outpatient visits and outpatient surgery ratio;
  • contract capabilities, comprising managed care contracts, capitated manage care contracts, capitated employer contracts and integrated purchasing programs;
  • integration, comprising disease management, consolidated services, case management, central purchasing, continuum of care, formulary, ability of  CEOs to deploy capital resources and single signature contracts; and
  • integrated technology, comprising information systems, common intranet, remote access capabilities, ability to access central medical records and information systems integration levels.
Using the criteria from the eight categories, SDI gives health systems a score out of 100.

St. John's received 91.05 points, while CoxHealth received a score of 81.25. The top company on the list, Sentara Health Care, of Norfolk, Va., scored 93.17.

St. John's ranked No. 3 on the 2009 list, while CoxHealth ranked No. 60. St. John's ranked No. 1 in 2009 and 2007.

SDI was founded in 1982 and has been putting out the Top 100 Integrated Health Care Networks list since since 1997. The company researches health care data and provides consulting to clients based on gathered information.[[In-content Ad]]


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