For Immediate Release


Truven Health Analytics Introduces User-driven Enhancements to Micromedex® Solutions

Upgrades to the Micromedex® Clinical Knowledge Suite Provide Clinicians with Improved Intuitiveness, Streamlined Searching, and Quicker Access to the Critical Evidence-based Information they Need and Use the Most


Ann Arbor, MI, Dec. 09, 2014 — Truven Health Analytics™ today announced enhancements to its Clinical Knowledge Suite of products, which includes evidence-based drug, disease, toxicology, neonatal, and pediatric resources. The redefined Micromedex user experience includes more intuitive design, enhanced, intelligent search functionality, fewer clicks to high-use features, and direct access to disease, medication and toxicology content directly from the home page.

The milestone release was implemented on December 3 and has been well-received by end users, especially clinical pharmacists, who are frequent and in-depth users of Micromedex Solutions.

"The change is seamless, very user friendly, and a nice upgrade, " said Katy Marconi, Pharm.D., Director of Pharmacy and Clinical Quality, Doctors Hospital of Manteca, a Tenet Health System Facility. When asked to compare the new, enhanced interface with the previous version, Eric Bergstrom, Clinical Lead Pharmacist at Tucson Medical Center said, "I do like the new interface. I attended the readily available training webinars and ensured my staff knew about those and the other resources provided as well." So far…we like it better."

"We are really pleased with the new launch page, it's much clearer. A lovely, clean, modern look and it gets you straight to what you need. Now it's easy to find the ‘Citing Micromedex’ information, and the ‘do not confuse section’. Helpful improvements for a very useful resource!" comments Katie Smith, Director of the East Anglia Medicines Information Service in the UK. Customers in Australia are equally positive, as Chris Giles, Pharmacy Practice Adviser at Epic Pharmacy, Australia, said, "We like the new functions, the search engine is great, and the navigation is more dynamic. It's quicker to drill down, which allows us to search very quickly."

"This release features upgrades that empower clinicians to improve patient care by providing faster access to critical care management information, and are the direct result of customer feedback. This enhancement demonstrates an ongoing and focused commitment to set the standard of excellence in delivering evidence-based, clinical decision support content for use in care delivery, " said Tina Moen, Pharm.D, Chief Clinical Officer, Provider Solutions, Truven Health Analytics.

Micromedex Solutions will debut the new redefined experience release at the annual ASHP Midyear Meeting and Exhibition in Anaheim, December 7-11 and invite interested parties to stop by booth #517 to learn more about the new Micromedex enhancements. Those not attending the conference are encouraged to call 1.800.525.9083, option 4 in the U.S., Latin America or Canada, +1.303.486.6444 if calling from outside the Americas, or visit micromedex.com.

The Micromedex® Clinical Knowledge Suite provides a single source of evidence-based medication, disease, and toxicology information, as well as population-specific neonatal and pediatric drug dosing and nutrition resources that seamlessly integrate with a variety of HIS systems, helping clinicians deliver quality care and improved clinical decision-making at the point of care.



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.



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