In an exclusive analysis for Modern Healthcare, Truven Health Analytics—using its 100 Top Hospitals data—spotlights gaps and strengths in hospital performance related to the organizations' ownership structure. Not-for-profit hospitals—especially church-owned not-for-profits—performed better than their for-profit and government-owned peers on metrics of patient safety, mortality and patient satisfaction. FULL STORY - Maureen McKinney
One of the greatest things about practicing pharmacy is that there are so many
areas of specialization. From rounding with a multidisciplinary team on hospital floors to medication
reconciliation and discharge counseling, hospital pharmacists touch the lives of every patient they
encounter. What if one pharmacist could help millions of patients across the world? Pharmacists at
Denver-based Truven Health Analytics are doing just that by providing hospitals with the latest, most
relevant, and most important clinical information so that patients receive the best care possible.
In this article examine strategies used to gauge physician performance variability and learn how to develop ways to engage physicians.
Modifiable Health Risks Drive Up Employer Costs
Employers who have not yet adopted programs that encourage workers to reduce their health risks for obesity, heart disease, stroke, psychosocial problems and other preventable and modifiable health conditions may experience health care cost increases of more than $887 per employee per year over employers who have such worksite programs in place.
Least Healthy Employees? Hospital Workers
A new study from Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, reports hospital employees are less healthy than the general workforce and cost more in healthcare spending.
Inside the Mind of Worry
In a 2011 Thomson Reuters/NPR poll, nearly one parent in three with a child under 18 was worried about vaccines, and roughly one American in four was concerned about the value and safety of vaccines in general. In the same poll, roughly one out of every five college-educated respondents worried that childhood vaccination was connected with autism; 7 percent said they feared a link with Type 1 diabetes.