McKesson nets multiple HIS, EHR installs

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McKesson Provider Technologies has signed Paragon community hospital information system (HIS) and Practice Partner EHR and practice management solution contracts with several community hospitals across the United States.

During the past 12 months, more than 10 community hospitals nationwide, including San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital in Banning, Calif., and York Hospital in York, Me., have partnered with local physicians to deploy EHR technology and e-prescribing solutions.

Participating physicians and the local hospital alike gain ready access to patient allergies and medical histories, enabling more informed treatment decisions, a better patient experience and ultimately improved treatment outcomes, McKesson said.

With the Paragon and Practice Partner solutions, hospitals can take advantage of their existing technology infrastructure to house and support the integrated EHR. The Paragon HIS solution includes a complete suite of integrated applications that addresses patient safety, financial and revenue cycle management, regulatory and HIPAA compliance, according to the company.