HealthPartners named among best health systems in country
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (May 22, 2017) — HealthPartners has been named one of the 15 Top Health Systems in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics®, part of the IBM Watson HealthTM business. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions that support health care cost and quality improvement.
Truven’s study analyzes individual hospital performance metrics and turns them into data that identifies the 15 best health systems in the nation. This includes measures such as mortality, complications, 30-day readmission rates and average length of stay. Organizations that are recognized in the top 15 save more patient lives, have fewer complications, drive down expenses and have greater customer satisfaction than other health systems.
In addition to scoring well on the metrics, HealthPartners was recognized for its work to improve care for patients with mental illnesses and decrease the number of opioids prescribed across its clinics and hospitals.
Those programs are examples of how HealthPartners uses its entire system to improve the health of its communities. President and CEO Mary Brainerd noted that although Truven focuses on hospital quality and experience measures to pick its top systems, the 15 Top Health System recognition is a reflection of the entire organization, because its hospitals, clinics, health plan, research and education all work together to improve health and well-being.
HealthPartners is the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. For more information, visit healthpartners.com.
About Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson Health Business
Truven Health Analytics®, IBM Watson Health™, provides market-leading performance improvement solutions built on data integrity, advanced analytics and domain expertise. For more than 40 years, our insights and solutions have been providing hospitals and clinicians, employers and health plans, state and federal government agencies, life sciences companies and policymakers, the facts they need to make confident decisions that directly affect the health and well-being of people and organizations in the US and around the world. The company was acquired by IBM in 2016 to help form a new business, Watson Health. Watson Health aspires to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the world’s most pressing health challenges through data and cognitive insights.
Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted brands in healthcare, such as MarketScan®, 100 Top Hospitals®, Advantage Suite®, Micromedex®, Simpler ® and ActionOI ®. Truven Health has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, MI, Chicago, IL and Denver, CO.