|By Business Wire||
|May 27, 2014 08:45 AM EDT||
August Calhoun, Ph.D. has joined Truven Health AnalyticsTM as senior vice president and general manager of Provider Solutions. In his new role, Dr. Calhoun will oversee the financial and business performance of the company’s global Provider Solutions business, which encompasses Truven Health’s hospital, clinician and population health service lines, and leading brands such as ActionOI®, Micromedex®, CareDiscovery®, Care Comparison, MarketDiscoveryTM Planning, 360 Care Insights and Truven Health Unify.
"August has helped lead top national and international organizations, and has been integral to periods of tremendous success and growth at those companies," said Truven Health Analytics president and CEO Mike Boswood. "His unique combination of experience in information technology management, advisory services, and hardware and software solutions will be invaluable as we continue to expand our programs and services to help healthcare providers leverage data and analytics to improve the quality of care and reduce costs.”
Dr. Calhoun joins Truven Health from Dell, where he was vice president and general manager of the Healthcare and Life Sciences division. In this role, he was responsible for all customer relationships, account management, customer satisfaction, solutions, and services activity in the provider, life sciences, medical device, and payer markets. Under his leadership, Dell became a technological leader in the healthcare industry, ultimately being recognized by Gartner as the world’s largest health IT services business, and achieving best in KLAS recognition. Before this, Dr. Calhoun was general manager of the company’s Healthcare and Life Sciences services business soon after the acquisition of Perot Services, and earlier, led the Dell healthcare and life sciences field sales organization.
“After 14 years in the industry, August is well-known in the provider community as a customer-centric technology executive and thought leader,” said Roy Martin, executive vice president and Chief Operating Officer at Truven Health Analytics. “As healthcare providers confront a revolution in new payment models, reporting requirements, and population health strategies, August’s leadership will be instrumental in helping us continue to grow and expand our data- and technology-driven analytic capabilities to achieve improved outcomes and financial performance across the broad continuum of care, both in the U.S. and internationally.”
Prior to his time at Dell, Dr. Calhoun was with IBM, where he served in a variety of roles, including global manager of Healthcare and Life Sciences Sales Solutions, then as executive director, Pharmaceutical Industry. Dr. Calhoun has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. He will be based in Truven Health’s Chicago office.
For more information on Truven Health Analytics, visit truvenhealth.com.
About Truven Health Analytics
At Truven Health Analytics we are dedicated to delivering the answers our clients need to improve healthcare quality and reduce costs. We are a healthcare analytics company with robust, widely-respected data assets and advanced analytic expertise that have served the global healthcare industry for more than 30 years. These combine with our unique perspective from across the entire healthcare industry to give hospitals, clinicians, employers, health plans, government agencies, life sciences researchers, and policymakers the confidence they need to make the right decisions, right now, every time. With our healthcare-specific expertise and tools for managing complex and disparate data, we understand how to implement and integrate tailored analytics that drive improvement.
Truven Health Analytics owns some of the most trusted brands in healthcare, such as Micromedex, ActionOI, 100 Top Hospitals, MarketScan, and Advantage Suite. Truven has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago; and Denver. For more information, please visit http://truvenhealth.com.
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