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Truven Health Analytics Names Roy Martin Chief Operating Officer of its Commercial Division

Ann Arbor, MI, Jul. 03, 2013 — Truven Health Analytics™ today announced the appointment of Roy Martin to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer of its commercial division. In this role, Martin will be responsible for the activities of Truven Health Analytics hospital, clinician, employer/health plan, and life sciences customer channels. He will be based in Chicago.

Martin joins Truven Health Analytics from WELM Ventures, LLC, a venture capital firm he founded in 2011. Prior to launching WELM, Martin served for six years as president and CEO of the Tax and Accounting business of Thomson Reuters, a $1.1 billion global tax software, services and publishing company. There, he devised and led strategies that doubled revenues during his tenure through organic growth, acquisitions, and international expansion. Before this, Martin was president and CEO of Dialog, an online research company specializing in scientific, life sciences, and professional information.

“I am delighted to have an executive of Roy Martin’s caliber joining our management team, ” said Mike Boswood, president and CEO, Truven Health Analytics. “Roy has continually demonstrated an ability to drive profits through both organic and acquisition-led growth. His experience and leadership will be central to strengthening and expanding Truven Health’s position in the marketplace.”

Martin is a graduate of Virginia Tech and earned his Master of Business Administration at Emory University. He currently serves on the board of directors of the American Heart Association (AHA) of Minnesota.

“Few companies are as well-positioned to capitalize on the seismic shifts unfolding in the commercial healthcare marketplace than Truven Health Analytics, ” said Martin. “I’m honored to join a team of proven executives that is striving to improve the cost and quality of healthcare by delivering the kinds of essential analytics and data that empower better decision-making and improved outcomes.” For more information on Truven Health Analytics, visit truvenhealth.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.


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