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Truven Health Analytics Clinical Data Integration Technologies Validated at Annual IHE Connectathon

Integration Discovery Solution Proven to Support Health IT Interoperability


Ann Arbor, MI, Feb. 22, 2013 — Truven Health Analytics™, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, achieved the highest standards for interoperability at the annual Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American Connectathon.

The annual IHE Connectathon promotes the adoption of IHE standards-based interoperability in commercially available healthcare IT systems. During the event, participating companies subjected their technologies to a series of tests, challenging their ability to connect and securely exchange information with other vendors using IHE Profiles and defined clinical-use cases.

Truven Health Integration Discovery successfully completed IHE profile testing, validating its ability to share clinical and administrative information in a secure, reliable and incremental manner across transitions of care. IHE integration profiles included:

  • Cross Document Sharing (XDS.b) registration, distribution and access to health documents across health organizations
  • Patient Identifier Cross-Reference HL7 V3 (PIX) patient identity cross-reference manager services
  • Patient Demographic Query HL7 V3 profile (PDQ) patient demographic supplier
  • Cross Community Access (XCA) record locator services to query for documents across a health community
  • Cross Community Patient Discovery (XCPD) to locate patient information across a health community
Currently deployed in leading state health information exchanges (HIE), Integration Discovery leverages a robust service-oriented architecture (SOA) technology platform for deploying health information exchanges. Core network services include record location services (RLS), world class record-linking to enable a community master patient index (MPI), world class identity management, comprehensive yet practical terminology services, immutable audit and logging services and complete standards compliance.

“Seamless coordination between healthcare stakeholders is the cornerstone of quality improvement, ” said Grant Hoffman, vice president, data integration, Truven Health Analytics. “The Connectathon results demonstrate the power of our data integration technologies to streamline communications and increase efficiencies that will ultimately help to improve population health on a massive scale.”

Truven Health Analytics will demonstrate their interoperability capabilities at the Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference and Exhibition, March 3-7 in New Orleans.



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.



MEDIA CONTACTS:

Brian Erni
For Truven Health Analytics
J. Roderick, Inc. Public Relations
brian@jroderick.com
631.584.2200