-1,0,2
Search

Media Room

For Immediate Release


Truven Health and Post-n-Track Team Up to Provide Consumers with Accurate Healthcare Cost Estimates

Partnership extension ensures Truven customers have access to real-time cost estimation and eligibility tools


Ann Arbor, MI, Dec. 03, 2013 — Post-n-Track, a proven provider of information logistics for healthcare management, announced today that Truven Health Analytics, a leader in healthcare data, analytics, and consumer health solutions, has extended its contract to utilize Post-n-Track’s cloud-based Web services platform for the exchange of eligibility data. The two companies have partnered since 2008 to facilitate delivery of the Truven Health Treatment Cost Calculator to provide real-time cost estimates to consumers through their payer or provider.

“This degree of transparency has become critical as healthcare stakeholders increasingly focus on the intersection of cost and quality, thanks to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act”

“Today’s healthcare consumers require highly personalized tools to help make informed care decisions, ” says Peter Green, Senior Director of Consumer Health Solutions for Truven Health Analytics. “Our close partnership with Post-n-Track helps us provide intelligent solutions for our customers, enabling consumers to better understand and manage their healthcare costs.”

The Treatment Cost Calculator utilizes Post-n-Track’s cloud-based Web services platform to deliver accurate, real-time estimates of an individual’s out-of-pocket costs. These estimates are personalized to the consumer using “up-to-the-minute” plan balances that factor in their outstanding deductible, copay, and other benefits information, as well as the provider and location. For payers and providers implementing the Treatment Cost Calculator, the secure platform simplifies the exchange of information—making implementation faster and easier.

“This degree of transparency has become critical as healthcare stakeholders increasingly focus on the intersection of cost and quality, thanks to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, ” notes Mike Knowles, vice president of sales and support at Post-n-Track. “Truven customers are better able to set expectations, manage expenses and evaluate alternatives in real-time. We’re pleased to be working so closely with a partner deeply committed to improving both the business and effectiveness of healthcare.”

The Treatment Cost Calculator is part of the Truven Health suite of consumer health solutions, accessible to more than 20 million individuals through their payer or provider.

About Post-n-Track

Post-n-Track is a provider of information logistics for healthcare management, enabling health plans, providers, health systems and vendors to securely manage, control and optimize the flow of healthcare information. Post-n-Track aligns the business drivers and specifications of information to ensure customers and end-users can respond efficiently and cost-effectively to current and evolving industry opportunities and demands. Post-n-Track’s cloud-based, SaaS platform allows healthcare organizations to access proven IT infrastructure and functionality—delivering meaningful results that improve service and reduce cost while driving compliance and accelerating innovation. Founded in 2004, Post-n-Track is headquartered in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. For additional information, visit www.post-n-track.com.



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