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Institute for Health and Productivity Studies

About Us

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The mission of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS) is to bridge the gap between academia, the business community, and the healthcare policy world by bringing academic resources into policy debates and day-to-day business decisions, and bringing health and productivity management issues into academia.

IHPS Structure

A collaborative established between the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Health, Behavior & Society and Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company, IHPS conducts empirical research on the relationship between employee health and well-being, healthcare utilization and costs, and work-related productivity. Studies performed by IHPS help inform decision-makers in both private and public health sectors on issues related to the health and productivity cost burden of certain health risk factors and common disease conditions, and the impact that innovative health, safety and productivity management programs have on medical, safety, and productivity-related outcomes. Located in Washington, DC, IHPS brings together faculty in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society and staff at Truven Health Analytics for various collaborative research opportunities. 

Partnership with Truven Health Analytics

Truven Health Analytics specializes in health economics, health policy, and health services research; healthcare database development; and quality of care review. Truven Health has served the global healthcare industry for more than 30 years in both public and private sectors, and has developed a reputation for rigorous data development and analytical work that meets the highest professional standards. Truven Health employs over 2,000 individuals and is home to over 160 experts in health services research, economics, applied social sciences, planning, administration, epidemiology, clinical medicine, operations research, statistics, survey design, medical records review, computer science, and computer-based information systems.

Truven Health has a long history of conducting applied research on the clinical, economic, and psychological effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving health. These assessments have focused on programmatic interventions in a wide variety of settings applying a broad spectrum of research methodologies and data analytic methods to evaluate the appropriateness and cost effectiveness of programs. The company's work encompasses econometric modeling, prospective data collection, retrospective data analysis, and clinical assessment of evidence-based practices.

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

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