For Immediate Release


Truven Health Analytics to Present on ‘Disruption and Innovation in the Healthcare Economy’ at the North Carolina Hospital Association Winter Meeting 2015


Ann Arbor, MI, Feb. 18, 2015 — Truven Health Analytics™, a leading provider of healthcare data and analytics solutions and services, will present at the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA) Winter Meeting 2015.

Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics, will deliver a presentation on “Disruption and Innovation in the Healthcare Economy, ” in which he will discuss key developments affecting hospitals including the shift from a pay for service focus to value-based care models; and suggest ways that NCHA members can respond effectively to the pressures they now face.

As evolving healthcare delivery and reimbursement models direct hospitals’ focus toward measuring the quality of care and improving patient outcomes, Boswood will demonstrate how big data and scientifically-derived analytic insights can drive hospital and health system performance improvement. Boswood will deliver by-the-numbers commentary on specific challenges confronting hospitals in North Carolina and discuss a new hospital risk-scoring model developed by Truven Health data scientists that enables hospitals to understand their overall strength compared to others in their area, and prioritize the measures they wish to improve.

“The Affordable Care Act is propelling fundamental changes to the way hospitals must operate, both clinically and administratively, ” Boswood explained. “It is essential that hospitals in North Carolina and nation-wide take an enterprise approach to understanding key performance drivers and metrics, and the potential impact of industry changes, such as payment model innovations, as they shape their strategies for success.”

Boswood’s presentation will begin at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. An infographic summarizing his presentation is available at truvenhealth.com/NCHATrendsImpacts.



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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