BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading provider of healthcare research and analytics, Decision Resources Group (DRG), has introduced a new methodology for analyzing and segmenting Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs). This includes a comprehensive definition and rating system to help clients benchmark and interact with IDNs such as Kaiser Permanente, Banner Health and Trinity Health.

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Created by DRG Principal Analyst, Mark Cherry, the IDN Analyzer rating system allows DRG to profile the top 140 IDNs in the nation and evaluate them in four categories: Provider Alignment, Continuum of Care, Clinical Integration and Reimbursement Model. Within the categories, the IDN is assigned a development stage rating for that vertical along with a forward-looking analysis. "By measuring their performance in several key metrics, we can not only compare and evaluate IDNs, but also better understand their goals and anticipate their strategies going forward," said Cherry.

As IDNs evolve and gain influence, it's becoming even more critical to understand how these systems operate and the impact they have on various stakeholders. DRG's unique methodology allows clients to get a holistic view of each IDN and its development stage, looking at factors like regional presence, market share, patient population, health plan enrollment, affiliated and employed physician data, and corporate statistics.

"Integrated Delivery Networks are gaining control over healthcare delivery and cost as they expropriate domains previously held by physicians and payers," said Josh Kelley, Senior Director, US Regional & Customer Segment Insights.

"For example, Advocate Health Care in Illinois is using its sophisticated technology platform and clinically integrated network as the foundation for risked-based contracting projected to cover more than $1 billion in revenue for 2017," continued Kelley. "As IDNs like Advocate evolve into self-contained, regionalized healthcare ecosystems, how should companies doing business with and competing against these IDNs respond?"

For more information on DRG's product offering, please visit www.decisionresourcesgroup.com or call 1-855-380-4850.

About IDN Analyzer
IDN Analyzer provides analysis of the nation's largest and most influential integrated delivery networks (IDNs) based on DRG's comprehensive IDN definition and proprietary development stage ratings methodology. DRG's exclusive IDN database and 140 IDN profiles allow clients to segment IDNs and gauge their advancement toward gaining control over healthcare delivery and cost. IDN Analyzer is an enhancement of DRG's Market Overviews.

About Market Overviews
Curated, intuitive analysis of the major healthcare players and market drivers of the 87 most dynamic metro areas in the U.S. Subscribers find exceptional insight on the influence, interaction and tensions between key players—as well as a customizable level of detail and unique, localized, event-driven thought leadership. Market Overviews include best-in-class data on providers and payers.

About Decision Resources Group
DRG, a subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Ltd., is the premier source for global healthcare data and market intelligence. A trusted partner for over 20 years, DRG helps companies competing in the global healthcare industry make informed business decisions. Organizations committed to the developing and delivering life-changing therapies to patients rely on DRG's in-house team of expert healthcare analysts, data scientists, and consultants for critical guidance. DRG products and services, built on extensive data assets and delivered by experts, empower organizations to succeed in complex healthcare markets.

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