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[April 09, 2014]

Truven Health Analytics Forms Center of Excellence Team to Support Their SAS Solutions

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

Truven 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, visit

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 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

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