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VHA Selects Clinical Xpert from Thomson Reuters as its Preferred Solution for Mobile Clinical Improvement Systems
Date:3/2/2009

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters has been selected by VHA Inc., the national healthcare alliance, as its preferred vendor for mobile clinical quality improvement solutions.

With this preferred vendor designation, Thomson Reuters is authorized to sell its Clinical Xpert(TM) suite of products to VHA members nationwide. Clinical Xpert has been named the KLAS Category Leader for Mobile Data Systems for the past seven years.

Clinical Xpert Navigator provides clinicians with real-time access to patient data via mobile devices such as Palm(R), Windows Mobile(R) and BlackBerry(R) smartphones, as well as through Web-based platforms such as desktop, laptop and tablet PCs. Navigator consolidates data from multiple hospital information systems and delivers it to clinicians at the point of care.

Clinical Xpert CareFocus provides clinical surveillance, automating the process of identifying high-risk patients and informing the appropriate caregiver when clinical intervention is needed. VHA hospitals using CareFocus have shown significant improvements in length of stay, cost savings and mortality rates. The suite also includes offerings for handoff, charge capture and medication reconciliation.

VHA, a national healthcare alliance serving more than 1,400 not-for-profit hospitals and 23,000 non-acute health care facilities in the United States, helps member organizations improve clinical and economic performance through its network of agreements with leading healthcare vendors across the continuum of care.

"VHA works to identify the top suppliers whose products and services can help members achieve their performance improvement goals," said Amy Anthony, senior vice president of supply chain services at VHA. "For mobile clinical performance improvement solutions, Thomson Reuters and its Clinical Xpert suite of products were selected because of their continued focus on product quality and customer service as well as their established market leadership."

This selection extends the existing preferred vendor status Thomson Reuters has with VHA for its management decision support solutions that address clinical benchmarking, financial and operational improvement, and market planning and strategy.

"Our Clinical Xpert suite excels at providing clinicians with critical patient information at the point of care to help them improve patient safety and clinical outcomes," said Thomas Hegelund, executive vice president of the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. "We look forward to this relationship with VHA as we continue our efforts to help hospitals across the country measurably improve clinical performance."

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 VHA

VHA Inc., based in Irving, Texas, is a national health care alliance that provides industry-leading supply chain management services and supports the formation of regional and national networks to help members improve their clinical and economic performance. With 16 offices across the U.S., VHA has a track record of proven results in serving more than 1,400 not-for-profit hospitals and more than 23,000 non-acute care organizations nationwide.


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