|[April 09, 2014]
Truven Health Analytics Forms Center of Excellence Team to Support Their SAS Solutions
ANN ARBOR, Mich. --(Business Wire)--
Health Analytics today announced the creation of the Truven Health
SAS (News - Alert) Center of Excellence. Truven Health Analytics uses SAS software as a
core capability to provide government and commercial customers with a
wide range of healthcare data and decision support solutions.
Al Cordoba, who served as Truven Health's director of research
operations for the past two years, will lead the newly-created team,
which includes a lineup of highly-skilled SAS experts. The team will be
responsible for considering SAS solutions in our upcoming engagements
with customers, coordinating SAS technical product support and
evaluating our use of new additions to SAS' complete list of software
solutions and associated hardware.
"We are longtime users of SAS software. The market need for advanced
predictive analytics and decision support solutions that drive better
healthcare outcomes in a big data world is growing every day," said
William D. Marder, PhD, senior vice president, Truven Health Analytics.
"By pairing our domain expertise in healthcare and our integration
services with the powerful new technology capabilities of SAS, we will
be able to continue innovating new solutions to help our customers meet
the demands of this challenging marketplace."
As a Siler-level partner in the SAS Alliance Partner Program, Truven
Health boasts comprehensive access to SAS software and training to
provide government, hospital and pharmaceutical industry customers with
a wide range of healthcare data analytics solutions. The Center of
Excellence team will be integral in SAS implementations, and will advise
Truven Health analysts on performance and optimization utilization of
SAS software. They will also spearhead technical leadership for SAS
solution maintenance, and it will be the coordination point between top
SAS experts and its users.
The Center of Excellence will also support SAS projects company-wide,
which will encourage collaboration and SAS best practices on analytics.
The team will develop and implement new standard operating procedures
and guidelines for high-quality SAS programming and architectures.
For more information on Truven Health's SAS Alliance Partner Program,
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 unmatched 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 Health has its principal offices in Ann
Arbor, Mich.; Chicago; and Denver. For more information, please visit www.truvenhealth.com.
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