For the latest version of Truven Health Analytics' annual Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success study, listing the 50 top-performing hospitals when it comes to cardiac care, the research firm quietly added two new metrics of appropriate use to its existing set of performance measures.
100 Top Hospitals - 2013
Variation in hospital performance is alive and well, as shown by Truven Health Analytics' studies conducted exclusively for Modern Healthcare. Variation continues to be a problem, despite productive efforts of hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals dedicated...
The watershed moment for OhioHealth came several years ago, during a meeting of the health system's quality of care committee, when senior leaders distributed a detailed list of all of the serious safety events that had occurred at OhioHealth's eight hospitals during the previous year.
Major teaching hospitals have the lowest mortality rate of all hospital categories, according to a new study conducted by Truven Health Analytics. But they also have significantly higher incidence of adverse patient-safety events and complications.
In an era of transparency, government agencies and not-for-profit advocacy groups are publishing a growing amount of data about providers' performance on outcomes, quality measures, pricing and patient satisfaction.
Performance improvement in healthcare often takes changing processes, launching new initiatives and installing cutting-edge technologies. But achieving long-lasting gains also requires changing the culture.
For more than a decade, Scripps Health of San Diego has worked to create internal structures that improve quality—a major cultural shift for the institution.
At Alegent Creighton Health in Omaha, Neb., high-quality outcomes and the patient experience are among the highest priorities.“But we don't do it to get awards,” says Richard Hachten, Alegent's president and CEO.
Mercy Health Southwest Ohio Region in Cincinnati has succeeded in raising quality by setting at least 10 specific performance goals every year for all of the system's 11 hospitals and medical centers.“We measure everything,” says Jim May, president and CEO of Mercy Health.
In 2010, overwhelmed by a deluge of performance data coming from both internal and external sources, officials at the University of Michigan Health System formed a 25-member clinical quality committee charged with gathering all the information in one place and parsing out top priorities.
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