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October 25, 2010 10:00 ET

Sg2 to Showcase Reform-Ready Solutions at National Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Conference

Sg2's Clinical Performance Management System Drives Effective ACO Strategies

SKOKIE, IL--(Marketwire - October 25, 2010) -  Sg2, a future-focused health care information company, is exhibiting at the National Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Congress on October 25 and 26 in Los Angeles, CA. Sg2 will showcase its INSIGHT™ Clinical Performance Management System, which delivers advanced analytics and expert-led resources for measuring and improving performance across the care continuum.

With the passage of health reform legislation, focus on clinical integration and accountable care has increased significantly, resulting in organizations exploring the path to becoming an ACO. With performance-based penalties in place, Sg2's INSIGHT helps organizations track key metrics and benchmark performance against peer hospitals, identify specific areas of improvement to help mitigate financial risk, and enhance clinical integration and physician alignment across the continuum of care, key requirements of ACO designation.

Core to the INSIGHT system is the Sg2 Value Index™, which provides each user with a comparative score that quantifies the organization's level of clinical integration and performance across the care continuum. Derived by using key metrics -- including potentially avoidable admissions, length of stay, cost per case and 30-day readmissions -- the Sg2 Value Index helps organizations set meaningful performance improvement goals and observe monthly changes at the enterprise, service line, disease and physician levels.

"In the reform era, organizations will take on more financial risk and will be held more accountable for what happens across the care continuum. By identifying performance gaps inside and outside the acute care facility, Sg2's INSIGHT helps provide a clear assessment of ACO readiness," says Sg2 Chairman and CEO Michael Sachs. "Although the definition of an ACO continues to evolve, it is clear that those who deliver more efficient, coordinated care at a lower cost will have a financial and competitive advantage."

To learn how Sg2's analytics and intelligence can help health systems demonstrate value that extends across inpatient and outpatient settings, visit booth #13 during the National ACO Congress. For more information on the conference, visit www.ACOCongress.com.

About Sg2
Sg2 is a health care information company that provides expert-led, future-focused systems for growth and clinical performance. Our advanced analytics, business intelligence, education and publications deliver measurable value across the full continuum of health care services. Sg2 works with more than 1,000 hospitals and health care organizations in the US and around the globe. For more information, please visit www.sg2.com.

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