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Grounded in independent and objective methodology, our studies provide many benefits beyond identifying the nation's top healthcare performers. In fact, our research serves as a go-to guide to lead all players in the healthcare industry toward improved performance.

Featured Research

Trends in Acute Myocardial Infarction Incidence, Detection, and Treatment
Truven Health Analytics experts conducted additional research on recent trends in the detection and treatment of acute myocardial infarctions (AMI), or heart attacks. Based on the data and analytics collected and reviewed for the study’s 2015 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals Study findings, this additional research into AMI trends is an important cardiovascular care topics that provided a number of insights into incidence, detection, and treatment practices. 

Linking CEO Compensation to Organization-Wide Performance
Hospital and health system CEO compensation is a controversial topic, as hospital boards and leadership focus on reform, rising costs, quality improvement, and increasing transparency. Truven Health Center for Healthcare Analytics hypothesized that CEO compensation should be associated with a score representing overall organization performance — a composite of performance scores that encompasses measures of quality, operations, finance, patient perception of care, and more.

CMS Readmission Penalties: Estimating the Impact of Socioeconomics and Race Research Brief
Hospitals that struggle with higher community need, regardless of whether they are safety net hospitals or not, show higher average CMS readmission penalties than do hospitals serving patients from needy communities. Adjusting CMS models to account for socioeconomic and race factors would provide for more unbiased comparisons between and among U.S. hospitals for readmission penalty assessments.

Community Need Association With 30-Day Readmissions
By applying our Community Need Index (CNI), hospitals are able to identify those socioeconomic status (SES)/race factors that may lead to better intervention strategies and reduced readmissions.

Hospital Performance Differences by Size and Teaching Status
Hospital Performance Differences by Ownership
Our studies on the effect of ownership, size, and teaching status on overall performance revealed that not-for-profit church-owned hospitals have had the greatest success achieving balanced excellence, but that no one size or teaching status category is superior on all performance metrics.