Truven Health Analytics Honors MGM Resorts International for Improving Healthcare

  Truven Health Analytics Honors MGM Resorts International for Improving
  Healthcare

Business Wire

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- May 29, 2013

Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics presented the 2013
Truven Health Advantage Award for Overall Performance to MGM Resorts
International, a global leader in hospitality.

The award was presented on May 15, 2013, during the annual gathering of Truven
Health Analytics customers, the Advantage Conference, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Advantage Awards recognize hospitals, health plans, government agencies,
and employers that use data analytics to improve the quality of care and
business results.

MGM Resorts International was honored for helping to control ever-increasing
medical and drug costs by reinforcing healthy lifestyle choices, proper
benefit utilization, and patient care delivery. As a result, enrollment in the
company’s Direct Care Plan doubled this year to nearly 5,000 employees, with
an 88 percent satisfaction rating among those who have opted-in.

“Our goal for the Direct Care Plan is to create permanent and positive
improvements in the way that health care is delivered, rewarded and valued in
Southern Nevada, inspiring other employers and the community as a whole to
embrace the new health care delivery systems,” said John Socha, executive
director of health care operations at MGM Resorts International. “What we
believe is truly unique and innovative about the Direct Care Health Plan is
that we have built a program around local, independent physicians throughout
our community and linked them together through technology, training, and a
common goal to improve healthcare in Southern Nevada.”

"MGM Resorts’ innovative approach and diligent work to improve the quality of
healthcare demonstrates a dedication to their employees’ careers and overall
health," said Mike Boswood, president and CEO of Truven Health Analytics.
“Their Direct Care Plan program has set an example for employers on how
comprehensive utilization analytics, population health initiatives, and care
delivery metrics can be deployed in the real world to improve health outcomes
and reduce costs.”

MGM Resorts International boasts a peerless portfolio of destination resort
brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, and The Mirage. The
company owns and operates properties in Nevada, Mississippi, Michigan, and
Macau, China. With 60,000 employees, MGM Resorts offers guests world class
gaming, hotel, entertainment, and food and beverage experiences.

In addition to the overall winner, Truven Health Advantage Awards were
presented to hospitals, health plans, government agencies, and employers in
four categories:

Overall Winner

  *MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas, NV

Consumer Outreach and Communications

  *The Ohio State University Health Plan, Inc., Columbus, OH
  *St. Elizabeth Hospital, Gonzales, LA

Health and Clinical Outcomes

  *Franciscan Alliance, Mishawaka, IN
  *MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas, NV
  *Oakwood Southshore Medical Center, Trenton, MI

Performance Efficiency

  *Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA
  *Pitney Bowes, Stamford, CT

Strategy and Growth

  *South Carolina DHHS, Columbia, SC

About Truven Health Analytics

Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools,
benchmarks and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government
agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies
have relied on its solutions for over 30 years. Truven Health Analytics
combines deep clinical, financial and healthcare management expertise with
innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare
better, collaborating with customers to uncover and realize opportunities for
improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. Truven Health Analytics owns some
of the most trusted, proven brands in healthcare such as Micromedex, Action OI
and Advantage Suite. Truven Health Analytics employs approximately 2000 people
worldwide and has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Mich; Chicago; and
Denver. For more information, please visit www.truvenhealth.com.

Contact:

Media:
J. Roderick, Inc.
For Truven Health Analytics
Brian Erni, 631-584-2200
brian@jroderick.com
 
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