For Immediate Release


Truven Health Analytics CEO Mike Boswood Discusses Future of Healthcare

2013 Truven Health Advantage Conference Features Keynote Addresses Gov. Howard Dean, MD; Sen Bill Frist, MD; and David Newman, MD


Ann Arbor, MI, May 14, 2013 — Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics kicked off the 2013 Truven Health Advantage Conference in Scottsdale, AZ with a discussion of the future of healthcare in the age of Big Data. The Truven Health Advantage Conference is an annual gathering of Truven Health Analytics customers, featuring nearly 70 break-out sessions with industry thought leaders and keynote discussions from the leading voices on healthcare. This year’s keynote speakers are Gov. Howard Dean, MD; Sen. Bill Frist, MD; and David Newman, MD. In his opening remarks, Boswood noted: “Today, Truven Health is raising the bar with Big Data — integrating and analyzing the unprecedented variety, volume, and velocity of data across the continuum of care to create real-world solutions that move healthcare forward in a time of extraordinary change. Every day, these solutions are improving patient care, managing population health, reducing costs and waste, preventing problems before they materialize, and giving our clients a dynamic, competitive edge.” The keynote presentations scheduled for the Truven Health Advantage Conference include a debate between Gov. Howard Dean, MD, and Sen. Bill Frist, MD, who will discuss the various political positions currently influencing healthcare reform. David H. Newman, MD, an emergency room physician and director of clinical research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine who is one of the leading voices on healthcare reform in the U.S. will discuss the future of healthcare. The annual conference brings together Truven Health customers from across healthcare – stakeholders in hospital and clinical management, employers, health plans, policy research, government agencies, suppliers – for focused peer-to-peer learning opportunities in addition to the keynote presentations. The event will also host the Advantage Awards, which recognize customers that use data and analytics in innovative ways to improve the quality of care and business results within their organizations. Advantage Awards will be presented in the following categories: Overall Winner, Consumer Outreach and Communications, Health and Clinical Outcomes, Performance Efficiency, Strategy and Growth. Winners will be announced on May16, 2013. For more information on the 2013 Truven Health Advantage Conference, please click here.



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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