TriHealth Named One of the Nation's 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health

May 01, 2019

May 1, 2019

IBM Watson Top 15 Health SystemTriHealth has been once again named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson HealthTM (NYSE: IBM). The study spotlights the best-performing health systems in the U.S., based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.

This year’s 15 Top Health Systems study evaluated 337 health systems and 2,961 member hospitals to identify the 15 U.S. health systems with the highest overall clinical and operational performance on a balanced scorecard. The scorecard is based on the 100 Top Hospitals® national balanced scorecard methodologies and focuses on five performance domains: inpatient outcomes, process of care, extended outcomes, efficiency, and patient experience. This is the second year in a row and fourth time overall TriHealth has been recognized with this honor.

This award – which spotlights the correlation between healthcare system integration and exceptional performance – is in effect an independent and external validation of the marked progress TriHealth is making in its transformational journey from good to great to get health care right,” said TriHealth President and CEO Mark C. Clement. “By delivering on the Triple Aim of better health, better care, and better value, we are leading the way as a model of healthcare excellence in our community and across the nation.”

Based on extrapolating the results of this year’s study, if all similarly-situated Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

•          More than 60,000 additional lives could be saved;
          More than 26,000 additional patients could be complication-free;
          Healthcare-associated infections would be reduced by 10%; and
          Patients would spend 38 minutes less in hospital emergency rooms per visit.

"The multi-year trend toward increased healthcare consolidation has shined a spotlight on health system performance, illuminating both the challenges of coordinating care across multiple facilities and the opportunities that can come with scale," said Ekta Punwani, 100 Top Hospitals® program leader at IBM Watson Health. “The institutions recognized in the IBM Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems study are providing a blueprint for how to improve quality, lower costs and achieve outstanding patient satisfaction on a consistent basis.”

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Last Updated: May 01, 2019