Hospital Association of Southern California Partners With iVantage Health Analytics to Create Comparative Database

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and iVantage Health Analytics today announced a partnership to supply hospitals with Lodestone Data Connect®, an advanced database that allows facilities to compare their clinical and operational data with other hospitals in their region. iVantage will provide the technical platform, business integration analytics and data warehousing for the database's operations.

Lodestone Data Connect®, administered by HASC, offers hospitals a comprehensive business intelligence platform to help guide decision-making in the new post-health care reform environment. The database integrates hospital-specific data related to workforce and departmental efficiency, clinical utilization, physician performance, quality, safety and outcomes, financial performance and sustainability, and patient, physician and employee satisfaction.

"The iVantage Health Analytics team has delivered a proven, cost-effective solution, and California hospitals will benefit through our comprehensive program design and delivery," said Jim Barber, CEO of the Hospital Association. "The big advantage of Lodestone Data Connect® is that it offers regional benchmarking so hospitals can compare their clinical and operational performance data with other, similar hospitals in their area. Working together on business analytics and performance improvement will make our hospitals stronger and our communities healthier."

"We have taken 20 years of hospital experience and delivered it all in a Web-based technology platform that allows for the California-relevant performance benchmarks to be dashboard ready," said Thomas R. Day, EVP and one of the founders of iVantage Health Analytics. "Offering performance monitoring alerts, departmental and physician practice evaluation, labor and productivity initiative tracking, and ongoing cross-institution collaboration of best clinical practices, the iVantage partnership is a best-of-breed business intelligence solution."

California hospitals seeking advanced business analytics to improve clinical or operational performance should contact the Hospital Association of Southern California at (213) 538-0700.

About Hospital Association of Southern California

The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), founded in 1923, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) regional trade association. The mission of HASC is to lead, represent and serve hospitals, and to work collaboratively with other stakeholders to enhance community health.  For more information, visit www.hasc.org.

About iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.™ is a privately held health care business intelligence and technology company. As the parent company for Performance Management Institute LLC, The Healthcare Management Council, Inc., Health InfoTechnics, LLC, and The Ratings Guy, LLC, iVantage Health Analytics™  is a leading provider of information products,  integrating diverse data with innovative delivery platforms to ensure customers' timely, concise, and relevant strategic action. For more information, visit www.iVantageHealth.com.

SOURCE Hospital Association of Southern California



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