Category: Thought Leadership. Insight on the Industry


Study Reveals Rural Hospitals Deliver High Value to 25% of Americans

PORTLAND, MAINE, April 22, 2014– iVantage Health Analytics today released the 2014 Rural Relevance Under Healthcare Reform Study.


iVantage Health Analytics Endorses the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Principles for Public Reporting of Provider Performance

PORTLAND, ME – April 9, 2014 – iVantage Health Analytics announced today its support for the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) efforts to drive toward a consistent, rigorous measurement and reporting of provider performance.


NRHA Annual Rural Health Conference – April 22-25, 2014 (Las Vegas)

  Scott Goodspeed, Principal and Vice President, iVantage.


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Scott Goodspeed, Principal and Vice President, iVantage “Linking Initiatives to Strategy” Monday, March 31, 2014 at 1:30 pm ET Join iVantage for this executive-level Webinar exploring the importance of linking initiatives to a hospital’s st


Tennessee Hospital Association’s Annual Small or Rural Conference – March 27/28, 2014 (Brentwood, TN)

Scott Goodspeed, Principal and Vice President, iVantage “Research from the Top Performing Rural Hospitals: The Hospital Strength INDEX” March 27, 2014 For more information on this event, click here.


Healthcare Financial Management Association – April 30 – May 2, 2014 (Hot Springs, AR)

Jack Wolf, SVP Advisory Services, iVantage “Value of Comparative Analytics in Portfolio Management” May 1, 2014 For more information, click here.


iVantage Health Analytics Names America’s Best Healthcare Cities

Narrow Networks In These Markets Benefit from Overall Strong Performance iVantage identifies 4 million years of potential lives lost; and potential to add $513 Billion dollars to the U.S.


Health Strategy Alert! | Feature Article

  From the new issue of Health Strategy Alert!, learn how analytics fuel population health success at Frontier Medicine Better Health Partnership. To download the article, click here.


HFMA Healthcare Cost Containment | Feature Article

  From the February 2014 issue of FHMA’s Healthcare Cost Containment, read how Sentara’s use of iVantage-powered comparative analytics helped lead to a $1.9 million savings. To download the article click here.

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iVantage Health Analytics® Acquires Galloway Consulting

Big Data, Population Health, and Predictive Analytics Inform Accelerated Healthcare Transformation for US Hospitals PORTLAND, Maine and ATLANTA, Georgia – February 24, 2014 — iVantage Health Analytics, the leading provider of health analytic solu


Developing a Data-driven Hospital Strategy

Leadership Webinar Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. EST Join us as iVantage’s Scott Goodspeed, DHA, FACHE, examines best practices for using metrics to drive strategy and generate sustainable and tangible performance improvement.

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The Health Management Academy – March 12-14, 2014 (Denver CO)

CFO Forum

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The Health Management Academy – February 5-8, 2014 (Laguna Beach, CA)

SrE Forum

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NRHA Rural Health Policy Institute – February 4-6, 2014 (Washington, DC)

Scott Goodspeed, Principal and Vice President, iVantage. “Medicare Cuts Continue to Harm Rural Providers.” February 4 For more information on this event, click here.

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Healthcare Leadership Institute (March 5-7, 2014 – Minneapolis, MN)

Healthcare Leadership Institute Daring to Lead in Times of Change. Scott Goodspeed, Principal and Vice President, iVantage.

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HFMA, Maine Chapter (Dec. 6, 2013 – South Portland, ME)

HFMA, Maine Chapter. Medicare Cost Report & Reimbursement. Troy Brown, Client Relations Manager, iVantage. “Hospital Cost Excess Benchmarks”.

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iVantage Health Analytics® Acquires Xylem Consulting, LLC

Advisory Services Improve Hospitals’ Ability to Navigate Risk-Based Contract Negotiations PORTLAND, Maine and NASHVILLE, Tennessee – November 25, 2013 — iVantage Health Analytics, the leading provider of health analytic solutions for the new h

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iVantage Health Analytics® Launches Expanded Solution for Rural and Critical Access Hospitals

Advances Ability to Identify Opportunities for Quality, Financial and Operational Improvement PORTLAND, Maine — November 21, 2013 — iVantage Health Analytics, the leading provider of health analytic solutions for the new healthcare, has expanded

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NOSORH Annual Meeting (Oct. 30, 2013 – Asheville, NC)

National Organization for State Office of Rural Health Meeting: Gregory Wolf, Vice President of iVantage. Award Presentation. Asheville, NC. When: October 30, 2013.

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3nd Annual Community Hospital 100 (Oct. 20-22 | Atlanta)

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22nd Colorado Annual Rural Health Conference (Oct 17-18 | Colorado Springs)

Michael Topchik, VP, Sales, iVantage Health Analytics “Transparency and Population Health” October 17-18, 2013, Colorado Springs, CO

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iVantage Health Analytics® Acquires Professional Data Services

iVantage to Offer ACO and Bundled Payment Analytics Supporting Hospital Sustainability. PORTLAND, ME and LOS ANGELES, CA – October 14, 2013 — iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.

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Hospital & Physician Leadership Summit, October 13-15, 2013

John A. Legelis, VP, Provider Risk Innovation, iVantage Health Analytics® Monica Bourgeau, Dir.

6th Rural Health ED Study

6th Annual National Rural Health ED Study

Some Highlights Often considered the ‘front door’ to a hospital, the Emergency Department (ED) is a major center of operations, and it may be the most important service offered by Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in their largely rural communitie

Announcing 100 Top Healthstrong Hospitals

iVANTAGE HEALTH ANALYTICS® NAMES TOP 100 STRONGEST U.S. HOSPITALS Hospitals save local markets $1 billion on Medicare spending; set new standards for $15 billion of population health savings under the Affordable Care Act.

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Great Point Partners Makes $10 Million Growth Recapitalization Investment in iVantage Health Analytics

GREENWICH, CT and PORTLAND, ME (PRWEB) June 07, 2013 Great Point Partners, LLC, a Greenwich-based private investment firm focused on the health care industry, today announced a $10M growth recapitalization investment in iVantage Health Analytics (

Conference Collaborative Models

Join iVantage Health for a special iConference presentation

Two Collaborative Models Improve Quality & Patient Safety Presented by Dr.

2013 Top 100 Hospitals


Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals Named. iVantage Health Analytics Awards HealthStrong™ Status Using the Hospital Strength Index™.

Looming federal spending cuts will hit hospitals where it hurts

By Tony Pugh | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — Hospitals across the country will face significant job losses, service reductions and other belt-tightening measures when President Barack Obama signs the order Friday implementing a series of

Sequestration 2013

Economic Impact of Sequestration for Rural Hospitals

Rural hospitals face major financial challenges given their relatively small operating scale and workforce shortages. Under a proposed 2% Medicare reimbursement reduction resulting from sequestration, these challenges will be exacerbated.

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The New Healthcare: New Demands Require New Solutions

The New Healthcare means change in delivery of care. The new healthcare means accountability. The New Healthcare means transparency. The New Healthcare means sustainability.

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iVantage Offers State Rankings to Celebrate National Rural Health Day

National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is a day to celebrate the tremendous accomplishments achieved in rural healthcare while also acknowledging present challenges and the necessary initiatives needed to overcome and adapt to an ever-changing healthcare l

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Hospital Strength Index Helps NRHA Recognize Top Performing CAHs

The top performing Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) were announced on Friday, September 28 by the National Rural Health Association.  The 59 highest ranked CAHs were chosen based on their performance on the iVantage Hospital Strength Index.

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7 Ways Analytics Can Help Hospitals Gain Competitive Edge

Analytics are required in the new healthcare to inform hospital strategy and secure a competitive advantage.

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Bundled Payments – Key Strategies for Hospitals

Bundled Payments, a CMS initiative, allows hospitals to define an episode of care and receive a single, or “bundled” payment for the multiple services provided within the episode.

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2013 Flex Guidance – Quality, Finance and Operational Interventions

With the release last week of the 2013 Flex guidance, the Federal Office is calling on grantees to become more prescriptive with their activities, and to link measures to those activities.

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The Surging Tide in Healthcare

Today, the first thing we know is that the status quo in healthcare delivery is unsustainable.  It will bankrupt the U.S. Government within 25 years.