|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
"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
“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
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
For more information on Truven Health Analytics, visit truvenhealth.com.
About Truven Health Analytics
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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