Vanderbilt University Medical Center Finance

Anne Ridley, Sr. Mgr. PCC Fin Benchmarking
3319 West End Ave., Suite 700
(615) 343-2141

Benchmarking and External Information

Coordinate the benchmarking and efficiency improvement efforts. We use Action OI for the adult hospital. This service provides quarterly labor performance and operations benchmarking, primarily at the department level. A key to understanding the data is that Action OI has standard department definitions and we allocate data from our cost structure to adhere to the standard definition as needed. Reports compare each department to other similar facilities on variety of indicators such as expense per patient day or labor hours per test performed.

Work with Quality and other departments to prepare information released to third parties outside of Vanderbilt. A few of these surveys are

  • COTH (Council of Teaching Hospitals) quarterly and annual surveys
  • AHA Annual Hospital Survey
  • U.S. Census Bureau Annual Services Report