Conemaugh Health System (CHS) has been named an IMS Top 100 Integrated HealthCare Network for 2012.
The Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks have been tracked since 1994 and focus on the development of integrated healthcare networks (IHNs) across the nation. Conemaugh Health System is one of only six Pennsylvania healthcare networks to make the Top 100 list.
A rating system is used to identify the Top 100 IHNs based on critical success factors including each network’s ability to operate as a unified organization. Eight categories are considered including; integration, integrated technology, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization, financial stability, services and access, hospital utilization and physicians.
“Integrated networks optimize efficiency and performance of the health delivery system,” says Scott Becker, Conemaugh Health System CEO. “Across CHS information systems, purchasing, finance and many other areas are now centralized providing better efficiency, cost reductions and the ability to perform at national benchmark levels. We are also making great progress with physician integration supporting our strategic plan of being a physician led, professionally managed healthcare system. All of this leads to better outcomes for the patient and support of our vision, Excellence. Every Patient. Every Time.”
“We are proud of the progress we have made,” adds Dr. William Carney, Chief Medical Officer of the Conemaugh Physician Group. “Conemaugh Physician Group (CPG), a 115+ multi-specialty group practice of primary and specialty care physicians, is now fully integrated within CHS. CPG provides service at over 40 locations in five counties. Each office is being linked with electronic medical records allowing primary care and physician specialists to work together more efficiently and do a better job of managing patients, particularly those with challenging chronic medical conditions.”
IMS Health was founded in 1954 and is the leading provider of information services for the healthcare industry, covering markets in 100+ countries around the world. The Top 100 IHNs were previously tracked by SDI Health, which was acquired by IMS in November 2011. More information can be found at www.imshealth.com.
About the Conemaugh Health System
Serving over a half-million patients each year through the Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of hospitals, specialty clinics and patient focused programs; Conemaugh Health System (CHS) is the largest healthcare provider in West Central Pennsylvania with 4,500+ employees and 350 physicians. Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, CHS’s flagship hospital, was recently named a HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence for the fifth time for clinical outcomes that rank among the Top 5% in the nation. Learn more at www.conemaugh.org.
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