ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mason Russell, an internationally known health economist and senior health services research leader, has joined Truven Health Analytics™ as vice president of strategic consulting. In his new role, Mr. Russell will oversee the firm’s strategic consulting practice area within the Life Sciences business. This practice area encompasses a wide range of services designed to assist Life Sciences customers in demonstrating and communicating the value of products to payers and other critical stakeholders, including market access and commercial strategy, economic modeling, patient-reported outcomes, literature-related services, and field-based observational research.
"Mason will serve a vital strategic role guiding our Life Sciences related products and services," said Truven Health Analytics president & CEO Mike Boswood. "With his proven track record of driving top-level scientific research initiatives, he will bring a critical eye to our product and business development initiatives, as well as a deep operational expertise to our broader organization.”
Russell comes to Truven Health from inVentiv Health, where he provided global scientific leadership and management in health economics and outcomes research for the Clinical division. Prior to joining inVentiv Health, he served as head of health economics at RTI Health Solutions and as a vice president of Abt Bio-Pharma Solutions. Aspects of his research have appeared in more than 125 manuscripts and abstracts published in scientific journals. Mr. Russell serves as a director or officer of several charitable and philanthropic organizations, including the Masonic Health System of Massachusetts and Overlook Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice.
“Truven Health employees pride themselves on delivering exceptionally strong analytic rigor and best in class customer service. When our Life Science customers asked us to apply this delivery model to an expanded scope of research and consulting services beyond our traditional retrospective database research services, we listened.,” said Stacey Long, vice president and general manager of the Life Sciences division at Truven Health Analytics. “Mason became our obvious choice to lead this new solution set with his customer-centric mindset and strong reputation in the HEOR field. We are excited to bring his leadership in conjunction with our team of passionate researchers to expand the value demonstration and market access services we deliver to our customers.”
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Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks and services to the healthcare industry. Its Commercial division serves hospitals, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies and its Government division, under COO Jon Newpol, serves federal and state governments. Truven’s clients 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.