ABOUT US | CONTACT US | HOME           LOG IN | NEW USER    


SI BENCHMARKING STUDY PUBLISHED BY JHIM

"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.


To further help our participants in the area of staffing, we've created a provider-only organizations chart library. Access to the library is restricted to the provider organizations who contribute to it.


Healthcare Informatics
Report on the SI Health IT Benchmarking Program


Normalization in a Nutshell
Significance of using normalized data



SI Health IT Benchmarking: A Valuable Tool for Your Organization - an in-depth look


SI Health IT Benchmarking Program - Also see our IT ORGANIZATIONS CHART LIBRARY

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 right.

 font  




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.


Who uses SI Health IT Benchmarking?

Participating organizations are among the most advanced users of health IT, including:

   

What do participants think?

"It has been difficult for us to find good benchmarking data with significant relevance. Scottsdale Institute is the first source we have found that brings in a significant number of similar sized organizations and the flexibility to manage your comparative group. The normalization tools they have employed in the tool are very helpful. We have used this in helping the Executive team understand how we align with our peers. Thank you for providing this."
        TIM THOMPSON, SR. VP & CIO, BAYCARE HEALTH SYSTEM

"In comparing costs with other entities, most other databases don't identify what's being supported in the IT budget. SI's design seems to provide a nice middle ground. It segments the organizations into relevant groups so you can see which organizations are at about the same level of clinical IT development as yours, or who are using the same vendors."
        BRENT SNYDER, CIO, ADVENTIST HEALTH SYSTEM

"The data is granular - it's the best comparative data I've seen from similar complex environments."
        MARY ALICE ANNECHARICO, FORMER SENIOR VP & CIO, HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM

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. Here's a sample.
  • The database contains additional information to begin investigating significant variances in the areas of IT maturity, Meaningful Use status, functions supported by IT and primary vendors.

Can I learn more without committing to participate?  Yes. See any of the following:

How can I start?

Please email scottsdale@scottsdaleinstitute.org to request instructions and include the following information:

  • Name, phone number, title and email address of primary contact
  • Name of organization and parent organization (if applicable)
  • Name of the organization that referred you to this program if you are not a Scottsdale Institute member organization

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.