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[September 02, 2014]

Truven Health Analytics Achieves Two EHNAC Accreditations

ANN ARBOR, Mich. --(Business Wire)--

Truven Health Analytics™ today announced that the Truven Health Unify™ Data Management Platform has received two full accreditations from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC).

The certifications include the Outsourced Services Accreditation Program (OSAP) for Health Information Exchanges (HIE), which ensures adherence to health data interoperability, security and data integrity requirements, and the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program (DTAAP), which is offered by EHNAC in partnership with DirectTrust.org and ensures adherence to Direct messaging certificate management (Certificate Authority), identity proofing (Registration Authority) and email message processing (Health Information Service Provider).

The Unify Data Management Platform is part of the Truven Health Unify solution, a cloud-based platform that is interoperable with all major healthcare analytics systems, clinical health information systems, and health information exchanges. The Unify Data Management Platform utilizes Truven Health's best-in-class healthcare data integration, interoperability, analytics and decision-support capabilities. Truven Health Unify enables health plans, accountable care organizations, hospitals and health systems, and regional health information exchanges to better manage population risk, network management, clinical outcomes, population health management and patient population messaging and engagement.

"In an industry where trust and security are paramount, EHNAC accreditation is a clear signal to customers that they can have confidence that their information is in safe and secure hands," said August Calhoun, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Provider Solutions at Truven Health Analytics. "Achievement of full accreditation is recognition of Truven Health's dedication to excellence in technical performance and compliance with privacy, security, and confidentiality regulations, and we're proud to offer that stability to our customers."

Through the consultative review process, EHNAC evaluated the Unify Data Management Platform in areas of privacy, security and confidentiality; technical performance; business practices; and organizational resources as it relates to directed exchange participants. In addition, EHNAC reviewed the organization's process of managing and transferring protected health information and determined that the organization meets or exceeds all EHNAC criteria and industry standards. Through completion of the rigorous accreditation process, the organization demonstrates to its constituents, adherence to strict standards and participation in the comprehensive, objective evaluation of its business.

"Endorsed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the Direct Trusted Agent Accreditation Program ensures that organizations like Truven Health Analytics establish and uphold a superior level of trust for their stakeholders," said Lee Barrett, executive director of EHNAC. "The need in the marketplace for guidance and accountability in health information exchange is undeniable, and we applaud Truven Health's commitment to the highest standards in privacy, security and confidentiality."

For more information on the Truven Health Unify Data Management solution, visit http://truvenhealth.com/campaigns/unify.


Truven Health Unify interoperability capabilities are powered by CareEvolution.

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.

About CareEvolution

CareEvolution is a leading provider of secure interoperability solutions. Its core offering, HIEBus™, is a proven, comprehensive suite of SOA technology solutions for healthcare interoperability. Standards-based core network services and certified web-based applications enable healthcare providers, regional exchange initiatives, and health plans to implement patient-centric quality and efficiency initiatives across the care continuum. A suite of optional applications leverages the comprehensive longitudinal patient health information in HIEBus™ to drive clinical integration, care coordination, real time dashboards, medication reconciliation, disease surveillance, advanced analytics, and multi-center observational data research. For more information, go to http://careevolution.com/.

About DirectTrust.org

DirectTrust.org is a non-profit, competitively neutral, self-regulatory entity created by and for participants in the Direct community, including HISPs, CAs and RAs, doctors, patients, and vendors, and supports both provider-to-provider as well as patient-to-provider Direct exchange. The goal of DirectTrust.org is to develop, promote and, as necessary, help enforce the rules and best practices necessary to maintain security and trust within the Direct community, consistent with the HITECH Act and the governance rules for the NwHIN established by ONC.

DirectTrust.org is committed to fostering widespread public confidence in the Direct exchange of health information. To learn more, visit www.directtrust.org.

About EHNAC

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms, health information exchanges, medical billers, outsourced services, e-prescribing solution providers and direct trusted agents.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit www.ehnac.org or contact info@ehnac.org. Connect with EHNAC on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.


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