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CHRISTUS Health Selects Micromedex Evidence-based Drug Toxicology Disease Neonatal and Pediatric Clinical Decision Support System

Multi-state health system chooses Truven Health™ Micromedex® solutions to serve as a single source of evidence-based clinical information for clinicians across its organization


Ann Arbor, MI, Nov. 19, 2012 — Truven Health Analytics℠, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, today announced that CHRISTUS Health, a 30 hospital, 5, 000 bed organization located in seven U.S. states, has completed a multi-year agreement for broad access to Micromedex® Clinical Knowledge Suite for evidence-based Drug, Toxicology, Disease, Neonatal and Pediatric clinical resources and tools.

With this agreement, CHRISTUS Health clinical staff in 22 facilities will now have unlimited access to their Micromedex Solution. A single solution for clinicians, such as nurses, physicians and pharmacists, Micromedex provides evidence-based clinical content like drug interactions, poisonous substance identification, patient-specific disease treatment options and Pediatric dosing information to help care-givers make informed and confident patient safety, medication, and care management decisions. Micromedex evidence-based resources are impeccably sourced, referenced in context, rigorously reviewed and updated, and are the industry standard for completeness and comprehensiveness. In the last 12 months, approximately eight million searches of clinical content resources have been conducted by clinicians and healthcare professionals in healthcare systems and hospitals, pharmaceutical and Industrial organizations around the globe in the Micromedex 2.0 platform alone.

“We selected Micromedex as our clinical decision resource in large part because it meets a robust set of needs for comprehensive and reliable evidence-based information across our health system. Micromedex has the drug and medication information our pharmacists, nurses and physicians trust– and it will also provide complete Pediatric and Neonatal information for our NICU and PICU departments, and the Toxicology information our Emergency Department, depend on. Leveraging Micromedex as a single solution for our clinical content helps our organization ensure our clinicians have access to dependable, consistent information when delivering patient care across the care continuum, ” said Luke Webster, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), CHRISTUS Health.

Truven Health Micromedex Solutions will be available to CHRISTUS Health staff via the Internet from a computer or tablet, anywhere in the hospital, at any time. As Micromedex is often an invaluable resource to clinicians at the point of care, and when Internet connectivity is unavailable, Micromedex mobile applications are available for free download by all staff as part of the CHRISTUS Health subscription. In addition, CHRISTUS Health will put to use the Micromedex Total Support Solutions service and training offering that is also free with all Micromedex Solutions. CHRISTUS Health facilities and staff will have access to Web-based tutorials, Webinars and an on-site training migration program to familiarize all end-users with Mircromedex easy-to-use interface and powerful search capabilities.

To learn more about how your organization can purchase Truven Health Micromedex Solutions, please call 1-888-612-2964 or visit http://micromedex.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.



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