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Truven Health names Mercy among top-quintile of best performing systems in the U.S.
4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM --Mercy
Toledo, OH - Mercy is pleased to announce that Truven Health Analytics has named the health system as one of the nation’s top performing hospitals in the U.S. Mercy is just one of 68 other systems throughout the U.S. out of a total of 300 health systems that were studied, independently by Truven and their healthcare team.
“Over the past year, we have been on a journey to transform the way we deliver care. Our primary goal is to deliver value to our patients, partnering with them to understand their health goals and giving them the tools and support they need to reach them,” said Imran Andrabi, MD, chief operating officer and president/chief network integration officer of Mercy.
Dr. Andrabi added, “Our focus is paying off in healthier patients and highly engaged care teams. Objective organizations like Truven have noticed our efforts, recognizing us and our parent organization, Catholic Health Partners, based on the quality of care we provide. I am proud of the integrated, comprehensive care we provide to our patients and the engagement between our employees, physicians and community that makes providing the best possible care a reality.”
Truven’s healthcare team analyzed the clinical quality and efficiency of more than 300 health systems to identify the top quintile of high performing hospitals in the U.S. This annual, quantitative analysis uses objective, independent research and public data sources. It relied on public data from the 2011 and 2012 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, CMS Hospital Compare dataset from 2013 and other data sources.
According to Truven, the top quintile systems outperform their peers in several areas including:
- Better patient safety and core measure adherence, resulting in higher-quality care — follow accepted care protocols (core measures) more closely
- Have fewer 30-day readmissions for heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia patients
- Score 12 points higher on the HCAHPS overall patient rating of care; this difference is telling – because CMS calculates the HCAHPS score using three years of data, it is particularly difficult for systems to show improvement in this measure
Truven Health Analytics was formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters and is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.
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