ANN ARBOR (WWJ) — Ann Arbor-based Truven Health Analytics has announced enhancements to its Truven Health Unify population health management system.

The enhanced product brings together powerful data management, clinical workflow, and analytic methodologies to help business and clinical leaders and care managers improve patient outcomes and the health of populations, and reduce costs.

Enhanced by the open source Apache Hadoop framework, Truven Health Unify is a cloud-based system that is now interoperable with all major clinical health information systems and health information exchanges. Leveraging Truven Health best-in-class healthcare data warehousing, analytic methodologies and decision-support capabilities, Unify enables health systems, accountable care organizations, hospitals and health plans, and health information exchanges to better manage population risk, provider networks, clinical outcomes, population health management and patient population messaging and engagement. The Unify solution is deployed in partnership with CareEvolution.

“The dual forces of healthcare reform and Big Data have created both opportunities and challenges for healthcare organizations focused on population health management,” said Mike Boswood, Truven Health Analytics president and CEO. “By harnessing the power and scalability of the Hadoop framework with our healthcare data and analytics capabilities, we are able to help companies improve healthcare cost and quality.”

Some of the key features of the Truven Health Unify solution include:
* Analytics for Population Health & Care Management — Truven Health’s deep analytics can be applied to various kinds of data and information across the continuum of care, including claims data, evidence-based guidelines, and performance metrics, allowing for unparalleled reporting capabilities.
* Data Expertise — Truven Health Analytics collects and integrates expansive sets of healthcare data (both clinical and administrative) from suppliers across the country on a daily basis.
* Customizable Delivery — The elements of this robust population health solution can be assembled flexibly to meet clients’ unique needs.
* Payment Reform Expertise — Truven Health Analytics has consulted with countless risk-bearing organizations to help account for the impact of payment reform.

For more information about Truven Health Unify Population Health Management, email or visit

Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks and services to the healthcare industry.


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