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North Philadelphia Health System Selects Thomson Reuters Pharmacy Xpert


Ann Arbor, MI, – Thomson Reuters announced today that North Philadelphia Health System has selected Thomson Reuters Pharmacy Xpert to help pharmacists reduce medication costs and improve efficiency and quality of care.

Pharmacy Xpert combines three critical elements that enable pharmacists to manage medication therapy more efficiently — real-time clinical surveillance, comprehensive patient data, and integrated, patient-specific Micromedex reference content.

The system’s single dashboard access will provide pharmacists at North Philadelphia Health System with the information they need in one place, lessening the time spent searching for answers and ultimately improving quality of care for patients. Using Pharmacy Xpert’s real-time clinical surveillance capabilities, pharmacists will be able to identify opportunities to move patients to lower cost medications, thereby increasing savings for the health system.

“We are excited to be able to provide North Philadelphia Health System with the one-of-a-kind clinical intelligence data found in Pharmacy Xpert,” said Thomas Hegelund, executive vice president at Thomson Reuters. “Pharmacists will have the ability to make informed decisions about patients and their medications, making them more efficient"

“In order to continue to provide a high standard of care to the community, we knew we had to find ways to cut costs,” said Fern Kaufman, corporate director of pharmacy at North Philadelphia Health System. “Thomson Reuters Pharmacy Xpert will allow us to simultaneously reduce medication costs while improving quality of care for our patients in one of Philadelphia’s most impoverished areas.”

Pharmacy Xpert is part of the Clinical Xpert™ suite of clinical workflow solutions. For more information, visit

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About North Philadelphia Health System
North Philadelphia Health System (NPHS) consists of two hospitals located in the heart of North Philadelphia. These hospitals provide services to one of the most under-served communities in Philadelphia. NPHS is not only a healthcare provider, but is a major employer and economic anchor in North Philadelphia. We provide quality healthcare through prevention, education, and treatment in our hospital and community, including services and special programs for persons with behavioral medical disorders and/or extended acute medical conditions. We offer these services in a manner that is spiritually and culturally sensitive and responsive to community needs. For more information, go to


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