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

April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018

IBM Top 15 Systems

TriHealth was named today as one of the nation’s 15 Top U.S. health systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of the IBM Watson Health™ business. This latest recognition comes on the heels of TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital and TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital being listed among the nation’s Top 100 hospitals by the same organization.

Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare. This is the third time in the last five years TriHealth has been recognized with this honor, having previously been recognized in 2013, 2016 and now, for 2018.

“What’s especially meaningful about this achievement is that it directly validates the importance of our transformative work underway to bring together our hospitals, ambulatory campuses and physician practices as a truly integrated, high-value model health system that consistently delivers an exceptional level of service, quality and safety across our more than 140 sites of care, ultimately to improve the health of our community,” said TriHealth President and CEO Mark C. Clement.

Extrapolating the results of this year's study, if all 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 31,000 additional patients could be complication-free;
  • Healthcare-associated infections would be reduced by 16%; and
  • Patients would spend 40 minutes less time in hospital emergency rooms per visit.

This year’s 15 Top Health Systems study evaluated 337 health systems and 2,924 member hospitals to identify the 15 U.S. health systems with the highest overall achievement 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.

“Intuitively, many healthcare professionals have believed for years that individual hospital alignment is a key to health system success, but alignment has been difficult to quantify. Put simply, we wanted to determine how well health systems are achieving the goal of delivering a consistent patient experience in each of their facilities, and start benchmarking that performance each year,” said Jean Chenoweth, Senior Program Director, 100 Top Hospitals Programs, IBM Watson Health. “Based on our data, it is clear that better hospital alignment does indeed play a role in overall health system performance, and it is something we will be investigating further.”

The winning hospitals were announced in the April 24th edition of Modern Healthcare magazine.

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Last Updated: April 23, 2018