Thomson Reuters has introduced a health information exchange platform that includes data analytics software and reporting functions.

The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based vendor is piloting the product with several states it will not identify. The platform's architecture uses a combination of federated and centralized models for handling data. Under a federated model, data simply is routed--collected and delivered, but not retained. But the platform also enables the retaining of selected data in a central data repository for analysis and reporting.

A "quality measures engine" codifies integrated data sets into discrete quality, compliance and financial measures to meet expected meaningful use reporting requirements, according to the vendor. Other tools support reporting for Medicare's Physician Quality Reporting Initiative and pay-for-performance programs.

A continuity of care viewer organizes patient data into episodes of care to provide real-time alerts of gaps in care. Some components are commercially available now with others during the second quarter of 2010. For more information on the platform, called Thomson Reuters HIE Advantage, send an e-mail to
--Joseph Goedert

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