For Immediate Release


Memorial Health System Selects Micromedex Evidence-based Drug, Toxicology, Disease and Condition Management Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Solution

Illinois-based health system chooses Truven Health™ Micromedex® Solutions to serve as a single source of evidence-based clinical information across its organization


Ann Arbor, MI, Jun. 20, 2013 — Truven Health Analytics™ today announced that Memorial Health System, a three-hospital, 500-bed organization based in Springfield, Ill., has renewed a multi-year agreement for broad access to Micromedex Clinical Knowledge Suite for evidence-based Drug, Toxicology, and Disease and Condition management clinical resources and tools.

With this agreement, clinical staff in all three Memorial Health System hospitals will continue to have unlimited access to evidence-based clinical content such as drug dosing and interactions, poisonous substance identification, and patient-specific disease treatment options to help them make informed and confident patient safety, medication, and care management decisions.

“We are excited to continue using Micromedex Clinical Knowledge as our clinical decision support resource. Micromedex Solutions meet the needs of clinicians across our enterprise care settings, from the ED to the pharmacy, in an easy-to-access solution, ” said David Graham, M.D., senior vice president and chief information officer for Memorial Health System. “Leveraging Micromedex resources as a single solution for our clinical content enables our clinicians to reach relevant, clinically consistent information at the point of care in any venue of care in our facilities.”

Micromedex Solutions, recently accredited by NICE, are used by clinicians in more than 3, 500 North American hospitals and more than 5, 000 healthcare organizations worldwide, and is a single-source of integration-ready, evidence-based Patient Education, Consumer Education and CDS; including pediatric and neonatal clinical content and resources. A single solution for clinicians, including nurses, physicians and pharmacists, Micromedex evidence-based resources are impeccably sourced, referenced in context, rigorously reviewed and updated, and are the industry standard for completeness and comprehensiveness. In addition, Micromedex resources provide succinct, reliable overview information for everyday information when clinicians need fast answers in time sensitive situations.

The Memorial Health System staff will have access to Micromedex Solutions from a computer or tablet, anywhere in the hospital, at any time. Additionally, Micromedex mobile applications are available to all staff for free download as part of the Memorial Health subscription.

 

As with all Micromedex customers, Memorial Health will have access to Micromedex Total Support Solutions, a service and training offering that is included at no extra cost with all
Micromedex Solutions. Total Support Solutions provide clinicians and staff with Web-based tutorials, webinars, and an on-site training migration program to familiarize all end-users with the easy-to-use interface and powerful search capabilities of Micromedex.

To learn more about how your organization can purchase Truven Health Micromedex Solutions, please call 1.800.525.9083 (option 4), or visit micromedex.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.



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