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Truven Health Analytics Honors MGM Resorts International for Improving Healthcare

Ann Arbor, MI, May 17, 2013 — Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics presented the 2013 Truven Health Advantage Award for Overall Performance to MGM Resorts International, a global leader in hospitality.

The award was presented on May15, 2013, during the annual gathering of Truven Health Analytics customers, the Advantage Conference, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Advantage Awards recognize hospitals, health plans, government agencies, and employers that use data analytics to improve the quality of care and business results.

MGM Resorts International was honored for helping to control ever-increasing medical and drug costs by reinforcing healthy lifestyle choices, proper benefit utilization, and patient care delivery. As a result, enrollment in the company’s Direct Care Plan doubled this year to nearly 5, 000 employees, with an 88 percent satisfaction rating among those who have opted-in.

“Our goal for the Direct Care Plan is to create permanent and positive improvements in the way that health care is delivered, rewarded and valued in Southern Nevada, inspiring other employers and the community as a whole to embrace the new health care delivery systems, ” said John Socha, executive director of health care operations at MGM Resorts International. “What we believe is truly unique and innovative about the Direct Care Health Plan is that we have built a program around local, independent physicians throughout our community and linked them together through technology, training, and a common goal to improve healthcare in Southern Nevada.”

"MGM Resorts’ innovative approach and diligent work to improve the quality of healthcare demonstrates a dedication to their employees’ careers and overall health, " said Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics. “Their Direct Care Plan program has set an example for employers on how comprehensive utilization analytics, population health initiatives, and care delivery metrics can be deployed in the real world to improve health outcomes and reduce costs.”

MGM Resorts International boasts a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, and The Mirage. The company owns and operates properties in Nevada, Mississippi, Michigan, and Macau, China. With 60, 000 employees, MGM Resorts offers guests world class gaming, hotel, entertainment, and food and beverage experiences.

In addition to the overall winner, Truven Health Advantage Awards were presented to hospitals, health plans, government agencies, and employers in four categories:

Overall Winner

  • MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas, NV

Consumer Outreach and Communications

  • The Ohio State University Health Plan, Inc., Columbus, OH
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital, Gonzales, LA

Health and Clinical Outcomes

  • Franciscan Alliance, Mishawaka, IN
  • MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas, NV
  • Oakwood Southshore Medical Center, Trenton, MI

Performance Efficiency

  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA
  • Pitney Bowes, Stamford, CT

Strategy and Growth

  • South Carolina DHHS, Columbia, SC

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