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Truven Health Analytics Introduces New Time-Saving Enhancements in Micromedex 360 Care Insights for Real-Time Clinical Surveillance to Promote Antimicrobial Stewardship

360 Care Insights Suite Enhancements Help Clinicians Manage Antibiotic Therapy and Avoid Antibiotic Resistance

Ann Arbor, MI, Feb. 24, 2014 — Truven Health Analytics™ today announced the release of enhancements to Micromedex® Pharmacy Intervention and Micromedex Infection Prevention, part of the Micromedex 360 Care Insights Suite of products. These solutions proactively monitor and conduct real-time clinical surveillance to quickly identify at-risk patients and intervention candidates, as well as deliver patient-specific clinical decision support (CDS) at the point of care.

Included in this release:

  • Addition of Antibiogram to Pharmacy Intervention (already available in Infection Prevention), giving pharmacists the ability to further promote and strengthen their facility';s antimicrobial stewardship program.
  • Auto-population of important patient-specific clinical data, including demographics, vital signs, laboratory results, test results, and microbiology results into patient intervention forms – saving clinician time, and reducing documentation and reporting errors.
  • A Hosted Server Option for hospitals or healthcare systems to transmit patient-specific clinical data to secure servers at Truven Health, saving valuable space and information technology resources, resulting in reduced costs.
"Hospitals are actively investing in their Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs to help minimize resistant organisms, ” said Tina Moen, Pharm.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Micromedex Solutions." Employing intelligent technology solutions to make these programs cost-effective and efficient – without taking clinicians away from patient care for any longer than needed – is critical to achieving clinical and financial success."

Micromedex Pharmacy Intervention is a single-source clinical surveillance solution that combines the power of real-time, patient-specific monitoring with evidence-based resources for immediate, informed decision-making, improved outcomes, and reduced costs. All critical data is immediately available, including medication lists and dosages, vital signs, lab results, transcribed reports, I&Os, demographics, and more.

Micromedex Infection Prevention is a real-time clinical surveillance and reporting tool that helps infection prevention staff identify and avoid healthcare-associated infections, decrease "never events, "; easily report to the National Healthcare Safety Network with automated denominator data, and improve antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention.

To learn more about 360 Care Insights, visit micromedex.com/360CareInsights, or call 800-525-9083, option 4 and ask to learn more about 360 Care Insights real-time clinical surveillance solutions.

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