For Immediate Release


Truven Health Analytics Develops Accountable Care Organization Solution for Medicare Shared Savings Program Participants

Truven Health Unify ACO Accelerates Readiness for At-Risk Performance


Ann Arbor, MI, Jun. 28, 2013 — Truven Health Analytics™ today announced the release of a new solution to help Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) participants implement and manage their Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The Truven Health Unify™ ACO solution is designed to help organizations connect and harmonize disparate data for use in performance measurement and decision support as they transition to ACO revenue models.

“Healthcare organizations are encountering enormous challenges shifting from fee-for-service to at-risk revenue models, ” said Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health. “Our healthcare data and analytics expertise enable us to help these institutions reach their objectives of successfully managing through and beyond this transition while achieving more cost efficient, higher quality patient care.”

The Truven Health Unify ACO solution, developed in partnership with CareEvolution, incorporates CMS MSSP-specific metrics with claims data from both Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Claims and Claims Line Feed (CCLF). These data are then coupled with a highly secure, cloud-based analytics model and expert consulting support to deliver a tangible ACO implementation road map that is aligned to the ACO’s needs.

“MSSP participants’ HIT infrastructure, analytics capabilities, operations, and physician engagement all need to align in new ways, essentially changing the fundamental nature of the healthcare business, ” said Larry Yuhasz, director at Truven Health Analytics. “We have designed this solution to help get the ACO up and running quickly to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, while also laying a foundation that can grow in functionality as the organization decides to adopt more advanced approaches to population health.”

Please read more about the Truven Health Unify ACO solution.

About CareEvolution

CareEvolution is a leading provider of secure interoperability solutions. Its core offering, HIEBus™, is a proven, comprehensive suite of SOA technology solutions for healthcare interoperability. Standards-based core network services and certified web-based applications enable healthcare providers, regional exchange initiatives, and health plans to implement patient-centric quality and efficiency initiatives across the care continuum. A suite of optional applications leverages the comprehensive longitudinal patient health information in HIEBus™ to drive clinical integration, care coordination, real time dashboards, medication reconciliation, disease surveillance, advanced analytics, and multi-center observational data research. For more information, go to http://careevolution.com/.



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.



MEDIA CONTACTS:

Brian Erni
For Truven Health Analytics
J. Roderick, Inc. Public Relations
brian@jroderick.com
631.584.2200