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Health analytics firm opens regional HQ in Singapore

Veronica C. Silva | Oct. 9, 2013
Asia Pacific director also named

A US-based firm focused on providing health analytical data has recently opened a regional office based in Singapore. 

Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, said it has invested in its Singapore office to provide customers in the region more in-house services. 

Part of the investment is the appointment of the Asia Pacific regional director, Sandeep Makhijani, to head Truven Health Analytics UK Ltd (Singapore Branch). Makhijani has more than 16 years’ experience in the IT and healthcare sector. 

Truven Health Analytics offers the Truven Health Analytics Micromedex Solutions, which provides “evidence-based drug, disease and toxicology information, and patient education content.” Truven Health said the solution has been a favourite of healthcare professionals across more than 80 countries for almost 40 years. 

The latest solution, Micromedex 360 Care Insights Suite, provides real-time data analysis to clinicians to help them identify and respond to a range of health concerns, including infectious diseases and clinical deteriorations. With such valuable data, healthcare professionals can then respond appropriately by preventing medical errors. 

Upbeat 

“With the establishment of a Regional Head Office in Singapore, Truven Health Analytics brings more in-house local expertise, training and consulting services as well as customer support resources closer to our clients of Micromedex solutions in Asia Pacific,” said Per Holst-Hansen, vice president, Global Sales, Truven Health Analytics. “Our regional presence demonstrates our long term commitment to our growing customer base as well as channel and solution partners in the Asia Pacific region.” 

For his part, Makhijani noted that there is growing demand for their solutions in the region and the regional presence can help improve healthcare management in the region. 

“With Micromedex 360 Care Insights Suite, we have strengthened our capability to offer a full suite of clinical decision support solutions to our Healthcare clients in the region,” said Makhijani. “In Asia Pacific we are seeing an exponential increase in the adoption of technology to manage patient and clinical data. We are very excited to be directly involved in public and private sector initiatives in Asia Pacific to improve the quality and lower the cost of healthcare through the better use of data and analytics.” 

Truven Health Analytics delivers deep clinical, financial and healthcare management expertise through innovative technology platforms and information assets. 

 

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