i2i takes a bottom-up and a completely data-driven approach

to identify improvement areas.

In practice, i2i’s approach is characterized by:

1. Infrastructure - continuous monitoring:

  • Highly automatized and scalable infrastructure that allows continuous monitoring of cost and quality

  • To give a sense of the scale our automation: every week we analyze about ~300 million records and generate >3000 reports, with less than one hour total spent on manual manipulation of data.

2. Model - Advanced Analytics:

  • We employ a broad set of advanced analytical techniques to do our analyses: ranging from traditional statistical techniques like multi-variate regressions to modern machine learning techniques like (unsupervised) clustering or random forest simulations

  • This approach allows us to find non-linear patterns and relationships in de data, at times finding best practices the doctors themselves were not even aware of

3. Experience - Market leader in VBHC:

  • Over the past 10 years, we've built a proven and generalized model which can be adapted to different regions 

  • Without having to rebuild the logic of the model, markets outside the Netherlands can leverage our algorithms

  • Our expertise in synthesizing and simplifying insight helps present a cohesive storyline to clinicians

  • We identity the insight doctors can and will act upon and engage all stakeholders so all members within an organization are transmitting the same message

10 years of experience in reducing variations in care 

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 The major problems in healthcare boil down to the need for a single source of truth and the right aligned incentives. Healthcare in the Netherlands was characterized by major differences in the efficiency of healthcare institutions. We’ve established a new way of working that levels the playing field between institutions. 

How the i2i model

works in the Netherlands 

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Fair Care Partnership

Health care providers that are committed to gaining insight into how they can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the care they provide and that are equally committed to carrying out improvements based on these insights enter into a Fair Care Partnership with us. We carry out detailed analyses for our hospital partners, work with them to create improvement plans, and monitor the progress they make as improvement plans are implemented.

Fair Care Certificate

Once health care providers have carried out their improvement plans and shown a commitment to carrying out further improvements in the future as we continue to monitor their microdata as well as the microdata provided by our partner insurers, such health care providers are awarded the Fair Care Certificate. This certificate bestows important benefits upon the health care providers: they receive advantageous contracts from our partner insurers, they are subjected to far fewer inspections by these insurers, and they receive payment for their care in a more expeditious manner.

For more information on how our methodology can be applied internationally