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Thomson Healthcare Launches Application That Assesses Physician Performance
Date:11/13/2007

formance Assessment application," Hanson said.

This new analytic solution effectively analyzes the cost and quality of medical care by:

* Accounting for the severity of a patient's disease and other

complicating conditions as well as their health risk. In this way,

Physician Performance Assessment levels the playing field for doctors

with sicker patients - ensuring fair comparisons with their peers.

* Evaluating physician performance from a clinical point of view, while

also assessing the use of healthcare resources. This approach looks at

the severity and duration of the medical condition and how it can best

be treated, keeping the focus on the quality of care and not just the

cost.

* Using widely accepted and scientifically valid measures of physician

performance developed by the National Quality Forum, The National

Committee for Quality Assurance, and the AQA (formerly the Ambulatory

Care Quality Alliance). These metrics are the healthcare industry's most

reliable standards for evaluating clinical care.

Physician Performance Assessment also helps doctors improve the quality of care, because it shows how they compare with their peers and generates reports that identify gaps in care and "action lists" indicating which patients need intervention. For example, doctors are informed whether their diabetic patients have received all the recommended care and, if not, which patients are missing tests or treatments. Physician networks are shown who among their doctors are high performers and who needs remediation.

About Thomson Healthcare

Thomson Healthcare is the leading provider of decision support solutions that help organizations across the healthcare industry improve clinical and business performance. Thomson Healthcare products and services help clinicians, hospitals, employers, health plans, government agencies, and pharmaceutical compan
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