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Truven Health Analytics to Demonstrate Best Practices for Care Improvement at the 24th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care

Healthcare leaders will address identification of at-risk patients to improve quality and patient outcomes

Ann Arbor, MI, Dec. 10, 2012 — Truven Health Analytics™, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, today announced that William Bithoney, MD FAAP, National Business Medical Leader at Truven Health Analytics and Jeffrey Softcheck, Director, Laboratory and Outpatient Testing at Silver Cross Hospital, will speak at the Institute for Health Improvement and Technology’s (IHI) 24th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care.

The event, which will take place December 9-12, 2012 in Orlando FL, is IHI’s premier conference for people committed to shaping the future of healthcare quality and will bring together nearly 6, 000 healthcare professionals from around the world.

Bithoney and Softcheck will address the future of healthcare and targeted approaches to treatment to improve care quality and patient outcomes. The following are key areas the presentation will address:

  • The importance of assessing current hospital performance by identifying areas of quality improvement across the care continuum
  • How to identify at-risk patients and intervention candidates through proactive, real-time monitoring of patient specific data
  • How to provide caregivers the tools and information they need to improve care quality
  • How a combination of solutions leads to increased awareness, teamwork, and efficiencies and produces better clinical quality and outcomes
Registration is required to attend this presentation.

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

Truven Health Analytics an IBM Company, delivers the answers that clients need to help them improve healthcare quality and access while reducing costs. We provide 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 help them make confident decisions that directly affect the health and well-being of people and organizations in the U.S. and around the world.

Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted brands in healthcare, such as MarketScan®, 100 Top Hospitals®, Advantage Suite®, Micromedex®, Simpler®, ActionOI® and JWA. Truven Health has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago; and Denver. For more information, please visit http://truvenhealth.com.


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