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Baptist Health South Florida Selects Clinical Performance Benchmarking Solution From Thomson Reuters
Date:5/5/2009

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Baptist Health South Florida has selected CareDiscovery(TM) Advance from Thomson Reuters to be a key component of its continuing effort to improve clinical quality and efficiency.

Baptist Health will use CareDiscovery Advance, a clinical performance benchmarking solution, to evaluate its clinical outcomes, quality and resource utilization. Built on the strength of healthcare brands Solucient and Medstat, CareDiscovery provides national norms as well as top performer benchmarks that employ the same methodologies as Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospital(R) studies.

CareDiscovery delivers timely data that are risk- and severity-adjusted as well as detailed analyses of clinical processes -- such as practice patterns in the laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy. CareDiscovery also profiles physician performance to identify variations in practices.

CareDiscovery Advance drills down to transaction-level detail to identify opportunities to improve quality, patient safety, mortality, cost and length-of-stay variations.

"Thomson Reuters is honored to be working with Baptist Health South Florida, which can now find the root cause of clinical problems, develop improvement strategies based on best practices, and monitor and quantify the impact of its improvement strategy," said Terry Cameron, executive vice president of the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters.

About Thomson Reuters

The Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters produces insights, information, benchmarks and analysis that enable organizations to manage costs, improve performance and enhance the quality of healthcare. Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in 93 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TRI); Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TRI); London Stock Exchange (LSE: TRIL); and Nasdaq (Nasdaq: TRIN). For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.

About Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida (Baptist Health) is the largest faith-based, not-for-profit health care organization in the region, with an outstanding reputation for medical and service excellence. Its network of services extends throughout Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties with Baptist, Baptist Children's, South Miami, Homestead, Mariners and Doctors Hospitals, and Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute. The mission of Baptist Health is to improve the health and well-being of individuals, and to promote the sanctity and preservation of life, in the communities we serve. Consistent with its spiritual foundation, Baptist Health is dedicated to providing high-quality, cost-effective, compassionate healthcare services to all, regardless of religion, creed, race or national origin, including, as permitted by its resources, charity care to those in need.


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