Lahey Clinic Named Among Nation’s Most Highly Integrated Healthcare Networks (IHNs)

Release Date: 02/14/2008

Amy Yelin
Lahey Clinic
Burlington, MA 01805
Phone: (781) 744-3981

Lahey Clinic Named Among Nation’s Most Highly Integrated Healthcare Networks (IHNs)

BURLINGTON, MA—Lahey Clinic is proud to be included in the 11th annual Verispan 2008 IHN 100, an assessment of the 100 most highly integrated healthcare networks in the United States. Verispan's report, regarded as the nation's premier rating system, evaluates IHNs on their performance and degree of integration. Lahey was also ranked among the top ten IHN's in the Northeast.

“Lahey's unified approach to providing the highest quality care to patients is reflected in this recognition,” said Lahey Clinic President and Chief Executive Officer David Barrett, MD. “Better practices and faster communications mean healthier people and, in turn, greater value for the entire system.”

The 2008 edition of the Verispan IHN 100 identifies the top 100 IHNs in the current universe of 570 specialty, local and regional networks in the United States that meet critical success factors. The ratings are based on Verispan's IHN Rating Systemä, which evaluates each network's ability to operate as a unified organization in each of eight categories: integration, integrated technology, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization, financial stability, services and access, hospital utilization, and physicians. These eight categories comprise 33 weighted attributes that Verispan has determined are the key indicators for assessing the current and future success of an IHN.

Lahey's scores surpassed the national average of all IHNs in six categories including: hospital utilization, financial stability, physician participation, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization and integration. For the category of integrated technology, Lahey received the top score possible, surpassing the average of all IHNs as well as the average of the top ten rated networks.

About Lahey Clinic
Lahey Clinic, a physician-led, nonprofit group practice, is world-renowned for innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment, and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the Clinic provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation.