ANN ARBOR, Mich. Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics kicked off the 2013 Truven Health Advantage Conference in Scottsdale, AZ with a discussion of the future of healthcare in the age of Big Data.
The Truven Health Advantage Conference is an annual gathering of Truven Health Analytics customers, featuring nearly 70 break-out sessions with industry thought leaders and keynote discussions from the leading voices on healthcare. This year' keynote speakers are Gov. Howard Dean, MD; Sen. Bill Frist, MD; and David Newman, MD.
In his opening remarks, Boswood noted: Today, Truven Health is raising the bar with Big Data integrating and analyzing the unprecedented variety, volume, and velocity of data across the continuum of care to create real-world solutions that move healthcare forward in a time of extraordinary change. Every day, these solutions are improving patient care, managing population health, reducing costs and waste, preventing problems before they materialize, and giving our clients a dynamic, competitive edge.
The keynote presentations scheduled for the Truven Health Advantage Conference include a debate between Gov. Howard Dean, MD, and Sen. Bill Frist, MD, who will discuss the various political positions currently influencing healthcare reform. David H. Newman, MD, an emergency room physician and director of clinical research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine who is one of the leading voices on healthcare reform in the U.S. will discuss the future of healthcare.
The annual conference brings together Truven Health customers from across healthcare stakeholders in hospital and clinical management, employers, health plans, policy research, government agencies, suppliers for focused peer-to-peer learning opportunities in addition to the keynote presentations. The event will also host the Advantage Awards, which recognize customers that use data and analytics in innovative ways to improve the quality of care and business results within their organizations. Advantage Awards will be presented in the following categories: Overall Winner, Consumer Outreach and Communications, Health and Clinical Outcomes, Performance Efficiency, Strategy and Growth. Winners will be announced on May 16, 2013.
About Truven Health Analytics
Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies have relied on its solutions for over 30 years. Truven Health Analytics combines deep clinical, financial and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better, collaborating with customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted, proven brands in healthcare such as Micromedex, Action OI and Advantage Suite. Truven Health Analytics employs approximately 2000 people worldwide and has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Mich; Chicago; and Denver.