Performance Excellence at the Crossroads of Clinical Outcome Improvement and Operational Optimization
“As your organization embarks on improvement initiatives in an environment that’s transitioning to valuebased payment, a highly connected discovery process is critical.”
Hospitals and health systems know that the quality of care they deliver is closely intertwined with their operational and financial efficiencies — and can’t be viewed in silos.
As your organization embarks on improvement initiatives in an environment that’s transitioning to value-based payment, a highly connected discovery process is critical.
The concept of balanced, wide-ranging performance metrics is the core of the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® program, which leverages independent data and risk-adjusted and peerreviewed methodologies to annually identify the best performing U.S. hospitals. The rigorous and comprehensive program and its metrics provide insights into any hospital’s performance. Hospitals use this information to evaluate their key clinical and operational measures, identify opportunities, and ensure improvement plans are data-driven and linked strategically.
Kettering Health System in southwest Ohio used the 100 Top Hospitals key performance measures as its definition of quality. By working with Truven
Health consulting experts to structure and focus the program, it achieved upward movement on key measures for top decile performance, resulting in improved quality, cost-savings, Value-Based
Purchasing reimbursements and penalty avoidance. The results?
• 50% decrease in length of stay
• 17% reduction in readmissions
• More than $800,000 in immediate cost-savings
• $0 lost to Value-Based Purchasing penalties (system-wide aggregate)
• Improved HCAHPS scores
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