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Truven Health Analytics acquires Simpler Consulting


By Joseph Conn
Posted: April 15, 2014 - 1:45 pm ET
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Truven Health Analytics, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based healthcare data analytics firm, has acquired Simpler Consulting, a management consulting firm specializing in Lean process and management improvement approaches, for undisclosed terms, the companies announced.

“Big data and analytics are only half the equation,” Truven President and CEO Mike Boswood said in a news release. “Our clients not only need clear guidance, but also the means to improve performance. By aligning Simpler's proven management performance improvement systems with our industry-leading analytics offerings and global market coverage, we can now offer comprehensive end-to-end solutions for the healthcare industry's most pressing needs.”

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Simpler CEO Marc Hafer will continue to run the business as a unit of Truven Health Analytics serving healthcare, commercial, industrial and public-sector industries and will report to Roy Martin, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Truven's commercial division, according to the statement.

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