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The Childhood Obesity Epidemic: Insights from claims plus EMR data

August 2018

Claims data alone may not accurately reflect the underlying prevalence of childhood obesity; healthcare providers may be less likely to add an obesity diagnosis to a claim because of the stigma associated with the condition.

Linking claims data and clinical data from electronic medical records (EMRs) can enhance the awareness and management of childhood obesity and the associated trajectories of care.

IBM Watson Health analyzed EMR data to differentiate between the prevalence of clinical evidence and the diagnosis of obesity in childhood, as well as describe how the combined data assets of claims and EMR data provide a more comprehensive understanding of childhood obesity and potential related comorbidities.

Top Hospitals®

June 2018

Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, the Watson Health™ 100 Top Hospitals® annual study spotlights the best-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on publicly available data used to create a balanced scorecard of clinical, operational, and patient satisfaction metrics.

Overall, the 2018 edition of the 100 Top Hospitals® study of 2,785 hospitals across the U.S. found that, of the hospitals surveyed, the top-performing hospitals in the country achieved better risk-adjusted outcomes, while maintaining a lower average cost per beneficiary and higher profit margin, than non-winning peer group hospitals.

Download this latest Fact File now to learn the key performance measures on which 100 Top Hospitals showed the greatest outperformance versus non-winning peer group hospitals

High-Cost Commercial Cancer Claimants

April 2018

Truven Health Analytics® published data in the HealthLeaders Media September 2017 Fact File from our study on high-cost claimants (HCC) produced by analyzing our MarketScan® commercial claims database. The top 1% of claimants were selected and categorized into 10 distinct subpopulations. Patients undergoing active cancer treatment made up 23.51% of the HCC, the second-largest group.

This Fact File takes a deeper dive into the active treatment cancer HCC data by examining the cost variations of different cancer types, cost components, and geographies.

Download this Fact File to discover data-driven insights that may help hospitals create programs that deliver high-quality care at lower costs.

Cardiac Hospital Performance

February 2018

The Watson Health™ 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study focuses on one of healthcare’s most important service lines, one that affects hundreds of thousands of patient lives annually and adds billions of dollars to our nation’s overall healthcare costs.

Download this Fact File to discover impartial, action-driving, and attainable benchmarks for hospital and clinical leaders across the country to leverage.

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