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Published on May 16, 2014

KishHealth System Recognized by Truven Health Analytics for Improving Healthcare

May 16, 2014

Pamela Duffy, chief nursing officer and vice president, Patient Care Services for KishHealth System, and Kevin Poorten, KishHealth System CEO and president, stand with the 2014 Truven Health Analytics Advantage Award, a recognition the health system recently received for its achievements in quality patient care.

Pamela Duffy, chief nursing officer and
vice president, Patient Care Services for
KishHealth System, and Kevin Poorten,
KishHealth System CEO and president,
stand with the 2014 Truven Health
Analytics Advantage Award, a
recognition the health system recently
received for its achievements in quality
patient care. 

KishHealth System announced today that it received the 2014 Truven Health Analytics Advantage Award in Health and Clinical Outcomes.

The award was presented on April 30, 2014, by Mike Boswood, Truven Health Analytics president and CEO, during the annual gathering of Truven Health customers, the Advantage Conference, in Orlando, Florida. The Advantage Awards recognize hospitals, health plans, government agencies, and employers that use data analytics to improve the quality of care and business results.

KishHealth System was recognized for extraordinary improvements in health and clinical outcomes for its patients. KishHealth System implemented a computerized quality surveillance/reporting software system in 2011 and at the same time they began changing the overall care delivery across the organization. The approach incorporated evidence based practice, implementation of quality surveillance, and changing of job responsibilities. With the use of Truven’s innovative tracking system, KishHealth System has been able to transform the way we monitor care for our population.

Heath Bell, chief information officer for KishHealth System, said, “By building specific profiles within our electronic health record we can identify targeted clinical results, conditions, indicators, or key terms that send alerts to our quality surveillance nurses. These nurses work in conjunction with the unit staff and physicians to assure all evidence based practice/process guidelines are met in the specified populations, which ultimately improves outcomes. We have been hitting evidence based practice indicators in several specific care sets at 100% consistently.”

“The Advantage Award winners are at the cutting edge of using analytics to improve healthcare quality, costs, and access,” said Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics. “We’re proud and pleased to be able to recognize these innovators for their achievements in performance improvement across clinical and business issues.”

Advantage Awards were presented to hospitals, health plans, government agencies, and employers for their impactful initiatives in the following categories: Health and Clinical Outcomes, Performance Efficiency, Strategy and Growth.

About Truven Health Analytics

At Truven Health Analytics we are dedicated to delivering the answers our clients need to improve healthcare quality and reduce costs. We are a healthcare analytics company with robust, widely-respected data assets and advanced analytic expertise that have served the global healthcare industry for more than 30 years.  These combine with our unique perspective from across the entire healthcare industry to give hospitals, clinicians, employers, health plans, government agencies, life sciences researchers, and policymakers the confidence they need to make the right decisions, right now, every time. With our healthcare-specific expertise and tools for managing complex and disparate data, we understand how to implement and integrate tailored analytics that drive improvement.

Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted brands in healthcare, such as Micromedex, ActionOI, 100 Top Hospitals, MarketScan, and Advantage Suite. Truven has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago; and Denver. For more information, please visit www.truvenhealth.com.

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