Truven Health Analytics Completes Acquisition of Heartbeat Experts

Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of healthcare analytics and data solutions and services, today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Heartbeat Experts, the global leader in stakeholder management solutions for the life sciences industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Healthcare Big Data can empower professionals with the information they need to make well-informed, timely decisions,” said Mike Boswood, Truven Health Analytics president and CEO. “The acquisition of Heartbeat Experts in combination with our existing capabilities enables us to provide a very powerful solutions set to life sciences companies looking to demonstrate the value of new drugs and medical devices to the right clinical and economic decision-makers.”

Together, the combined businesses will provide life sciences clients with a complete solution both for quantifying the value of a new drug or medical device and for targeting and reaching key decision-makers who are critical to approval and adoption of new treatments. With its global stakeholder management solutions, Heartbeat Experts helps life sciences firms identify and target the most qualified stakeholders, including physicians, government officials, regulatory affairs personnel, key industry groups, health plans, and others involved in new drug and medical device approval and commercialization.

Truven Heath with Heartbeat Experts will offer a comprehensive range of analytics, data management, stakeholder engagement, strategic consulting, and health economics and outcomes research services to life sciences companies, in addition to its broad range of analytics solutions and services for hospitals and health systems, government agencies, and employers.

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

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