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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.



New to SI's Health IT Benchmarking Program: a section for comparing your leadership's user satisfaction with other organizations.


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?

 
  • Database designed for one-on-one comparisons - not industry-wide averages
  • Data is anonymous unless you choose to identify your organization with selected peers
  • Participation is easy and free of charge
  • SI membership is not required
  • 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.

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Who uses SI Health IT Benchmarking?

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

   

What do participants think?

"Participation in the Scottsdale Institute's IT Benchmarking Program has helped our leadership understand IT cost drivers while highlighting outliers and anomalies. This allows our Health Ministry CIOs to investigate and discuss performance with internal and external peers; proactively identifying areas for improvement."
        MARK BARNER, SENIOR VP & CIO, ASCENSION HEALTH

"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, SENIOR VP & CIO, HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM

"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

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

User Satisfaction

In response to CIO requests, the SI Health IT Benchmarking Program will include an optional "User Satisfaction" section:

  • There will be three standard questions asked of two leadership groups
  • The questions may be used exclusively (on their own, with no other user satisfaction questions) or may be included in other IT satisfaction surveys
  • If your organization is already in the benchmarking database, these metrics may be submitted at any time. If you're not yet participating, you can include them with your overall benchmarking submission.

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.