Truven Gets Deals For HIE, Medical Info Database

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ANN ARBOR — Truven Health Analytics Thursday announced two deals, one to build and implement a statewide Health Information Exchange with the Georgia Health Information Network, and the other for its Micromedex Clinical Knowledge Suite from Memorial Health System, a three-hospital, 500-bed organization based in Springfield, Ill.

The GaHIN exchange will utilize Truven Health to provide clinicians throughout the state with a longitudinal patient history at the point of care by securely capturing real-time clinical and administrative data from electronic medical records, healthcare claims, CMS and other sources. It will be the fifth statewide HIE supported by Truven Health’s platform.

The Truven Health platform is powered by CareEvolution and will implement advanced industry standards (for example, NwHIN DIRECT and NwHIN CONNECT – IHE PIX, XDS, XCA/XCPD, and ATNA) to create a tailored exchange for healthcare stakeholders throughout Georgia.

“We selected Truven Health Analytics because of their proven track record and consultative approach to working with us to meet our specific needs to create interoperability among disparate, unaffiliated healthcare organizations within Georgia,” said Kelly Gonzalez of the Georgia Department of Community Health. “This partnership brings us one step closer to reaching our goal of full connectivity and true coordinated care with just one connection.”

More about the Georgia Health Information Network website at www.gahin.org.

The Illinois deal, meanwhile, will give 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.

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 (800) 525.9083 (option 4), or visit www.micromedex.com.

Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks and services to hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies. Truven Health Analytics employs approximately 2,000 people worldwide and has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Chicago and Denver. For more information, visit www.truvenhealth.com.

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