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See you in Florida Sept. 30- Oct. 2, 2015

Visit us at booth #109 during EBN Benefits Forum & Expo, ask how we can put your data to work, and we'll make a donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Plus, be sure to register onsite for our sponsored lunch session: Improve Decision Making With Advanced Data Analytics & Reporting on Thurs., Oct. 1 from 12:30 to 1:15 PM.


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Baldrige and 100 Top Hospitals: Redefining Excellence

November 2014
The correlation between Baldrige award recipients and 100 Top Hospitals winners was cited by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Truven Health SVP Jean Chenoweth, comments on effects a leadership team has, resulting in performance excellence. Read more


HCUP
Overview of Hospital Stays in the United States, 2011

November 2013
The present Statistical Brief provides 2011 data on characteristics of stays in community hospitals in the United States and compares the results to data from previous years. Statistics also are included for stays by primary payer, age, discharge status, and community income.  Read more


Health Promo
The Relationship between Leadership Support, Workplace Health Promotion and Employee Wellbeing in South Africa

October 18, 2013
Leadership support has been identified as an essential component of successful workplace health promotion (WHP) programs. However, there is little research in this area and even less theoretical conceptualization on ways in which leadership support for WHP is related to improved employee wellbeing. In this paper, we developed and tested a model of leadership support for WHP and employee wellbeing outcomes using employer and employee data gathered from 71 South African organizations.  Read more

Population Health
Employers' Role in Cancer Prevention and Treatment — Developing Success Metrics for Use by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer

October, 2013
As evidence accumulates on the risk factors for cancer, it is becoming clearer that employers can play a significant role in the fight against the disease by creating a workplace conducive to lowering health risks. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer's CEO Cancer Gold Standard Program defines what companies can do to prevent cancer, detect it early, and ensure access to the best available treatments for those who are afflicted with the disease. This article describes how Johnson & Johnson incorporated the Cancer Gold Standard Program into its existing health promotion initiatives. Read More

Modern Healthcare
Hospital performance continues to show wide variation

June 10, 2013
An Analytical Approach to Improving Physician Performance

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

The Physician Executive Journal of Medical Management
May/June 2013

An Analytical Approach to Improving Physician Performance

In this article examine strategies used to gauge physician performance variability and learn how to develop ways to engage physicians.   Read more

Health Affairs

November 5, 2012
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.  Read more

TIME, Healthland

October 16, 2012
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.  Read more

The New York Times

September 28, 2012
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.

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