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100 Top Hospitals - 2014

Peeking behind those poorer safety net outcomes

Peeking behind those poorer safety net outcomes

By Merrill Goozner, Editor  |  June 07, 2014

A heart attack victim shows up at the emergency room door. He's whisked off to the cardiac catheterization lab where balloon angioplasty opens the blocked arteries, stents are inserted and a life is saved.

15 Top Health Systems deliver better quality, healthier finances

15 Top Health Systems deliver better quality, healthier finances

By Rachel Landen  |  June 07, 2014

Even as hospitals face issues of declining reimbursements and increasing costs, regulatory compliance and pay-for-performance programs, some health systems have found a way to balance and excel at two fundamental goals—financial success and quality improvement.

Making sense of rapid industry changes

Making sense of rapid industry changes

By Jean Chenoweth  |  June 07, 2014

The healthcare talking heads are predicting the demise of insurance companies as a result of direct contracting, the consolidation of hospitals into five or six giant health systems and other radical changes—all stemming from the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act.

Safety net hospitals face socio-economic disadvantages

Safety net hospitals face socio-economic disadvantages

By Sabriya Rice  |  June 07, 2014

For the health policy team at Henry Ford Hospital, understanding the economic and demographic makeup of the local community is essential. Many of the patients who visit the 751-bed safety net hospital in Detroit come from neighborhoods that have specific challenges, which hospital officials say...

Truven's 15 Top systems: Consistency boosts quality

Truven's 15 Top systems: Consistency boosts quality

By Sabriya Rice  |  April 19, 2014

Some hospital systems working to improve performance have turned the phrase "in a rut" into a constructive concept as they institute protocols to improve the consistency and efficiency of healthcare for patients.

Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems 

Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems 

April 19, 2014

A Special Feature on Truven Health 15 Top Health Systems, 2014. Performances are based on 12 measures, and results are broken down into four categories: National health system performance

Not all physicians interested in the employment model, and other letters

Not all physicians interested in the employment model, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 08, 2014

Hospitals are aggressively growing their employed physician networks. There are two questions, however, that many CEOs overlook in their quest for more FTEs: Why do we need to employ these physicians? And are the resulting operating losses a given?

Quality caregivers

Quality caregivers

By Maureen McKinney  |  March 01, 2014

Facilities on Truven's 100 Top Hospitals list credit a range of interventions, thoughtful deployment of IT systems, collaboration with front-line caregivers and use of change-management strategies for their success.

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