Emphasizing that this year's Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals list "is not an advertising scheme," senior vice president Jean Chenoweth says the 2013 winners list reflects "a balance scorecard," that keeps "all the goals and mission of the whole organization in mind."
This year the top hospitals list, formerly published as the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospitals, gives equal weight to 9 elements of hospital performance:
Chenoweth emphasized that the Truven list is different than other scorecards "because number one, it is not an advertising scheme," and details of how each hospital has been ranked are not made available to consumers.
Rather, it is designed to measure "the impact of hospital leaders, and what they emphasize within their organizations. It's not just a one-year snapshot but a more long-term picture. We're measuring the impact of leadership in driving improvement forward."