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List of Top Integrated Healthcare Networks Includes Texas Health Resources|
ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources has earned a spot on the 2012 IMS Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks (IHN) list. Texas Health placed No. 50. The list recognizes health systems that excel in coordinating the range of health care services provided, from outpatient facilities to hospitals and rehabilitation centers, in a way that results in improved patient care, higher patient satisfaction and lower costs.
The survey was conducted by IMS Health, a leading provider of information, services and technology for the health care sector. IMS evaluated nearly 600 IHNs and ranked them according to the ability to operate as a unified health organization.
“We welcome this prestigious recognition of Texas Health’s journey to better serve our patients as an integrated provider and coordinator of care,” said Douglas D. Hawthorne, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “Our patients ultimately benefit as our hospitals, physicians and health facilities increasingly work together, sharing best practices, resources and information to improve outcomes and accountability.”
In 2006, Texas Health embarked on a 10-year strategic plan designed to transform the organization from a hospital-based system to a health care delivery system that will set the standard for health care providers across the U.S. An important facet of the plan, known as “Climbing Transformation Mountain,” is integration and coordination of care provided through all facilities affiliated with Texas Health across the 16-county area it serves in North Texas.
Areas of integration that helped contribute to Texas Health’s high ranking among integrated healthcare networks include:
“By better coordination of care, we can meet North Texans’ health needs more effectively,” said Hawthorne. “Collaboration and integration across the entire continuum of care will be key to improving quality and outcomes.”
The IMS Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks list was published in the Jan. 23 issue of Modern Healthcare and appears on IMS’ website.
For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit TexasHealth.org.