What is Truven Health Analytics?

Supporting transformational change in the delivery of quality care for all, for better outcomes, better use of resources, and better experiences for individuals and those involved in their care

What is Truven Health Analytics?

Truven Health Analytics and IBM
Truven Health Analytics® is an IBM Watson Health company that offers healthcare data and analytics services. It provides information, analytic tools, benchmarks, research and services to a variety of healthcare institutions, including hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies.

What does Truven Health Analytics do?
Truven Health Analytics specializes in developing market-leading performance improvement solutions built on data integrity, advanced analytics and domain expertise. For more than 40 years, they have provided hospitals and clinicians, employers and health plans, state and federal government agencies, life sciences companies and policymakers, the facts to make confident healthcare decisions.

What is the scope of Truven Health Analytics?
Truven has more than 8,500 clients including hospitals, insurance companies, and federal and state agencies – including Cigna, CalPERs, Hospital Corporation of America, Liberty Mutual Insurance and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Truven Health Analytics owns many well-known brands in healthcare, such as IBM MarketScan®, 100 Top Hospitals®, IBM Advantage Suite®, IBM Micromedex®, Simpler® and IBM ActionOI®.

Where is Truven Health Analytics located?
It has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, MI, Chicago, IL, and Denver, CO.

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Who are Truven Health Analytics customers?

Truven’s customers are healthcare payers, including employers, health plans and providers. It serves four primary markets:

Employers and health plans partner with Truven to manage financial and compliance pressures and inform strategies for ongoing success.

Truven facilitates the transition to value-based care with care delivery efficiency and performance improvement while advancing a provider’s strategic direction.

Life Sciences
Truven provides value demonstration and stakeholder management solutions, helping address market access challenges worldwide.

Truven supports cost and quality improvement, consumer engagement and fraud detection at all federal healthcare-related and 30+ Medicaid agencies.

History: Who owns Truven Health Analytics?

Truven Health Analytics began as part of the Thomson Corporation, one of the world's largest information companies. Thomson Corporation was established in 1989 following a merger between International Thomson Organisation Ltd (ITOL) and Thomson Newspapers. In 2008, Thomson Corporation purchased Reuters Group to form Thomson Reuters.

On April 23, 2012, Thomson Reuters agreed to sell this business to Veritas Capital for US$1.25 billion. On June 6, 2012, the sale of the healthcare division was finalized and the new company, Truven Health Analytics, became an independent organization solely focused on healthcare. “Truven” is a portmanteau of the words "trusted" and "proven". The company was acquired by IBM in 2016 to help form a new business, Watson Health. The purpose of Watson Health is to address the world’s health challenges through data and cognitive insights.


Why is Truven Health Analytics important?

Truven Health Analytics, as part of the larger IBM Watson Health, has importance in a variety of areas within healthcare.

Why truven

Truven Health Analytics helps employers deliver customized, just-in-time information – creating better outcomes and higher employee engagement. It reduces the burden on Human Resources through an offering of service, predictive analytics and cognitive insights.

Health plans
Truven uses enterprise analytics, artificial intelligence, data visualization and strategic services to optimize performance, improve member health and ensure regulatory compliance. Healthcare institutions can better harness their data and provide better healthcare service from a clinical, operational and cost perspective.

Truven provides practical, unbiased insights and flexible cost-saving solutions that help government agencies with performance improvement. These solutions can find efficiencies, improve access and reduce costs to improve the quality of care throughout state healthcare and public employer programs.

Analytic research
Truven specializes in designing research using IBM MarketScan® data and other data sources to create meaning for target audiences. Its research expertise extends into many fields including:

  • Behavioral health
  • Disease management
  • Epidemiology
  • Health and productivity
  • Patient-centered medical home
  • Provider quality and efficiency measurement

Strategic consulting
Truven provides consulting in a number of areas including: employer services, health plan services and market access and value strategy.

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Additional resources

IBM Micromedex: The Artificial Intelligence of IBM Watson video
See how IBM Watson Health has added the power of artificial intelligence into Micromedex to help accelerate evidence-based decision making.

Use intelligent analytics to help you improve transparency and outcome
Through this brochure, discover how IBM CareDiscovery provides powerful insights into health system quality metrics and resource utilization.

IBM MarketScan Research Databases for Health Services Researchers white paper
Find out more about these databases that have some of the largest convenience samples available in proprietary US databases.

IBM Micromedex: Clinical knowledge with the power of Watson data sheet
Discover how advanced research methodologies have uncovered new insights into diseases, conditions and treatments.

MarketScan Treatment Pathways: Databases and tools

In this brochure you’ll find out how you can work more efficiently by overlaying an online analytic interface onto large patient-level database.

Market Expert video overview

See how you can get information about competitive position, emerging market trends, consumer characteristics and more.

IBM Stakeholder Solutions

In this solution brief, learn how to put the right scientific information into the right hands – across the globe.

Performance Insights for Providers video

See how IBM ActionOI helps you understand key cost drivers and improvement opportunities with data analytics and benchmarks.

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