This year, I have the privilege of introducing you to Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. With the support of Veritas Capital, our new owner, Truven Health Analytics is dedicated to the same mission and standards of excellence to provide objective, innovative and accurate insights for healthcare decisionmakers.
Commitment to the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals program only grows larger as we continue to pursue innovation in the measurement of leadership impact and performance across all key segments of the healthcare industry including employers, providers, health plans, government, industry associations and our many corporate and organizational partners.
The research supporting this year's 100 Top Hospitals supplement breaks new ground. We demonstrate that hospitals that are members of health systems are achieving higher quality scores than independent hospitals, even though lower prices are not yet a reality.