What is the SI Health IT Benchmarking Program?
A high-level IT-cost comparison of your organization with others. The database is designed for one-on-one comparisons, not industry-wide averages. These comparisons provide critical reference points for IT investment and strategic planning decisions among senior executives and boards of trustees.
What makes the SI Health IT Benchmarking Program unique?
- Participation is easy and free of charge, and SI membership is not required (a “give-back” to the healthcare community as part of our not-for-profit mission)
- Database is designed for one-on-one comparisons – not industry-wide averages
- Data is anonymous unless you choose to identify your organization with selected peers
- You own your data – SI does not resell it
SI Health IT Benchmarking uses an automated comparison process to account for the wide functional variation that occurs among even similar organizations, as illustrated in the chart at above.
A Board Report, suitable for use at the executive and board levels, provides a high-level graphic snapshot of several normalized IT metrics compared with an appropriate peer group.
What does the output of the automated tool look like?
- The automated tool provides both raw and automatically normalized statistics and ratios concerning IT expenses. Sample Output
- The database contains additional information to begin investigating significant variances in the areas of IT maturity, staffing, functions supported by IT and primary vendors.
IT Organizational Chart Library
To further help our participants in the area of staffing, we’ve created a provider-only organizational chart library. Access to the library is restricted to the provider organizations who contribute to it.
The SI Health IT Benchmarking Program was originated by Spectrum Health and contains data and related materials that are proprietary and confidential to the Scottsdale Institute, and may not be used without SI’s written permission.
Who uses SI Health IT Benchmarking?
Participating organizations are among the most advanced users of health IT, including:
- Adventist Health System
- Advocate Health Care
- Ascension Health
- Banner Health
- Baptist Health (KY)
- Emory Healthcare
- Henry Ford Health System
- Houston Methodist
- Intermountain Healthcare
- IU Health
- Memorial Health
- Northwestern Medicine
- Sharp HealthCare
- Spectrum Health
- Texas Health Resources
- Trinity Health
- University Hospitals (OH)
JOURNAL OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
"A Unique Approach to Business Analytics: The Scottsdale Institute Benchmarking Program" appears in the Journal of Health Information Management (JHIM), a HIMSS peer-reviewed journal. Impact Advisors assisted SI in conducting the study, which found that 100% of participants see significant value in the program.