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Truven Health Analytics Clinical Data Integration Technologies Validated at Annual IHE Connectathon

Truven Health Analytics™, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, achieved the highest standards for interoperability at the annual Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American Connectathon.

The annual IHE Connectathon promotes the adoption of IHE standards-based interoperability in commercially available healthcare IT systems. During the event, participating companies subjected their technologies to a series of tests, challenging their ability to connect and securely exchange information with other vendors using IHE Profiles and defined clinical-use cases.

Truven Health Integration Discovery successfully completed IHE profile testing, validating its ability to share clinical and administrative information in a secure, reliable and incremental manner across transitions of care. IHE integration profiles included:

  • Cross Document Sharing (XDS.b) registration, distribution and access to health documents across health organizations
  • Patient Identifier Cross-Reference HL7 V3 (PIX) patient identity cross-reference manager services
  • Patient Demographic Query HL7 V3 profile (PDQ) patient demographic supplier
  • Cross Community Access (XCA) record locator services to query for documents across a health community
  • Cross Community Patient Discovery (XCPD) to locate patient information across a health community

Currently deployed in leading state health information exchanges (HIE), Integration Discovery leverages a robust service-oriented architecture (SOA) technology platform for deploying health information exchanges. Core network services include record location services (RLS), world class record-linking to enable a community master patient index (MPI), world class identity management, comprehensive yet practical terminology services, immutable audit and logging services and complete standards compliance.

“Seamless coordination between healthcare stakeholders is the cornerstone of quality improvement,” said Grant Hoffman, vice president, data integration, Truven Health Analytics. “The Connectathon results demonstrate the power of our data integration technologies to streamline communications and increase efficiencies that will ultimately help to improve population health on a massive scale.”

Truven Health Analytics will demonstrate their interoperability capabilities at the Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference and Exhibition, March 3-7 in New Orleans.

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. For more information, please visit www.truvenhealth.com.

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