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Truven Health Analytics to Present Data-Based Approaches to Reduce Financial and Clinical Risk at HIMSS 14th Annual Conference and Exhibition

Sessions will highlight payer and provider-focused clinical and administrative solutions


Ann Arbor, MI, Feb. 25, 2014 — Truven Health Analytics™, a leading provider of healthcare data and analytics solutions and services, announced that Larry Yuhasz, Truven Health director of strategy and business development, will present a session today on data-based approaches for reducing financial and clinical risk at the HIMSS 14th Annual Conference and Exhibition. The session, Payment Reform and the Many Faces of Risk Stratification, will take place on February 25 from 4:00 to 4:30 PM ET, HIMSS Knowledge Center, booth 883, kiosk 13.

The conference, which is taking place February 23-27 in Orlando, FL, is HIMSS’ premier meeting for organizations and individuals dedicated to the mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. Over 36, 000 attendees are expected at this year's event.

The Truven Health presentation will address the critical underpinnings supporting provider use of administrative and clinical data to reduce financial risk exposures, including the following:

  • Defining risk in both financial and clinical terms
  • Establishing reliable measures for tracking risk
  • Developing tolerances for identifying varying levels of risk
  • Stratifying patients into cohorts for appropriate levels of action
In addition to the Payment Reform and the Many Faces of Risk Stratification presentation, Truven Health Analytics is exhibiting its range of enterprise-wide healthcare data solutions in booth #3564 on the HIMSS conference floor. Highlights include flexible solutions to ensure clinical consistency, impact population health initiatives, support Meaningful Use requirements and quality mandates, and create efficiencies and reduce costs.

For more information about Truven Health Analytics at HIMSS, call 800.525.9083, option 4, to schedule an in-booth appointment to see our solutions in action.



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.



MEDIA CONTACTS:

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