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Truven Health Analytics to Facilitate Pennsylvania Statewide Healthcare Data Sharing Under Multi-Year Contract

Pennsylvania Community Shared Services Integrates Wide Ranging Data from Providers, CMS, and Health Plans

Ann Arbor, MI, May 29, 2013 — The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority has selected Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, as its partner in building a statewide community shared services (CSS) platform. The Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority is an independent state agency that works to meet federal requirements for Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) in Pennsylvania.

“We are very pleased to team with the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership to build the technology for seamless, statewide coordination of care, ” said Mike Boswood, Truven Health Analytics president and CEO. “The promise of achieving improved healthcare outcomes on a massive scale is now closer to reality as more and more state health organizations begin to leverage powerful data and analytics resources; we are proud to be a part of that movement.”

Under the five-year agreement, the Pennsylvania CSS exchange will utilize Truven Health’s HIE solution to facilitate the secure exchange of health information amongst certified participants. The CSS will also support comprehensive participant directories and other trust services for the state through a single interface, providing clinicians within Pennsylvania’s 11 regional and statewide HIEs with comprehensive patient histories at the point of care so they can make better-informed clinical decisions.

“With so many stakeholders, our relationship building capabilities will be just as critical for success as our strong technology platform, ” said Grant Hoffman, Truven Health Analytics vice president for Integration.

Truven Health’s HIE solution is powered by CareEvolution and will implement advanced industry standards (for example, DIRECT, eHealth Exchange CONNECT - IHE PIX, XDS, XCA/XCPD, and ATNA) to create a tailored exchange for healthcare stakeholders throughout Pennsylvania.

For more information about Pennsylvania’s Community Shared Services visit www.paehealth.com. For more information about Truven Health’s HIE solutions, visit http://www.truvenhealth.com

About the PA eHealth Partnership Authority
The PA eHealth Partnership Authority is an independent state agency that is working to meet federal requirements for HIE in Pennsylvania. HIE is the electronic movement of health–related information among unaffiliated organizations according to nationally recognized standards. Pennsylvania was awarded $17.1 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help establish a health information exchange.

For more information, visit the PA eHealth Partnership Authority’s website at www.paehealth.com.

About CareEvolution
CareEvolution is a leading provider of secure interoperability solutions. Its core offering, HIEBus™, is a proven, comprehensive suite of SOA technology solutions for healthcare interoperability. Standards-based core network services and certified web-based applications enable healthcare providers, regional exchange initiatives, and health plans to implement patient-centric quality and efficiency initiatives across the care continuum. A suite of optional applications leverage the comprehensive longitudinal patient health information in HIEBus™ to drive clinical integration, care coordination, real time dashboards, medication reconciliation, disease surveillance, advanced analytics, and multi-center observational data research. For more information, go to http://careevolution.com/

About Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson Health Business

Truven Health Analytics®, part of the IBM Watson Health™ business, 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.


Brian Erni
For Truven Health Analytics
J. Roderick, Inc. Public Relations