For Immediate Release
Truven Health Analytics Names August Calhoun Senior Vice President and General Manager of Provider Solutions
Ann Arbor, MI, May 27, 2014 — – August Calhoun, Ph.D. has joined Truven Health AnalyticsTM as
senior vice president and general manager of Provider Solutions. In his new role, Dr. Calhoun will oversee the financial and business performance of the company’s global Provider Solutions business,
which encompasses Truven Health’s hospital, clinician and population health service lines, and leading brands such as ActionOI®, Micromedex®, CareDiscovery®, Care Comparison, MarketDiscoveryTM
Planning, 360 Care Insights and Truven Health Unify.
"August has helped lead top national and international organizations, and has been integral to periods
of tremendous success and growth at those companies, " said Truven Health Analytics president and
CEO Mike Boswood. "His unique combination of experience in information technology management,
advisory services, and hardware and software solutions will be invaluable as we continue to expand our
programs and services to help healthcare providers leverage data and analytics to improve the quality of
care and reduce costs.”
Dr. Calhoun joins Truven Health from Dell, where he was vice president and general manager of the
Healthcare and Life Sciences division. In this role, he was responsible for all customer relationships,
account management, customer satisfaction, solutions, and services activity in the provider, life
sciences, medical device, and payer markets. Under his leadership, Dell became a technological leader
in the healthcare industry, ultimately being recognized by Gartner as the world’s largest health IT
services business, and achieving best in KLAS recognition. Before this, Dr. Calhoun was general manager
of the company’s Healthcare and Life Sciences services business soon after the acquisition of Perot
Services, and earlier, led the Dell healthcare and life sciences field sales organization.
“After 14 years in the industry, August is well-known in the provider community as a customer-centric
technology executive and thought leader, ” said Roy Martin, executive vice president and Chief
Operating Officer at Truven Health Analytics. “As healthcare providers confront a revolution in new
payment models, reporting requirements, and population health strategies, August’s leadership will be
instrumental in helping us continue to grow and expand our data- and technology-driven analytic
capabilities to achieve improved outcomes and financial performance across the broad continuum of
care, both in the U.S. and internationally.”
Prior to his time at Dell, Dr. Calhoun was with IBM, where he served in a variety of roles, including
global manager of Healthcare and Life Sciences Sales Solutions, then as executive director, Pharmaceutical Industry. Dr. Calhoun has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of
Pennsylvania. He will be based in Truven Health’s Chicago office.
For more information on Truven Health Analytics, visit truvenhealth.com.
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.