South Carolina-based provider positioning for success with integrated HIS
As part of its preparation for healthcare reform, Self Regional
Healthcare in Greenwood, S.C., has decided to move to McKesson’s Paragon®hospital
information system (HIS). One of McKesson’s accountable care
demonstrator sites, the 414-bed hospital selected McKesson’s top-rated1
HIS to support patient care and business health initiatives as it charts
the course for a sustainable future.
“Paragon will help us to deliver real-time, complete and actionable
information to our clinicians and staff,” said Chuck McDevitt, chief
information officer, Self Regional Healthcare. “As the healthcare
landscape evolves, the ability to provide greater data access and new
capabilities will be critical to our success.”
With the Paragon fully integrated clinical and financial HIS, Self
Regional can advance its Lean Six Sigma processes by reducing its total
cost of ownership as well as IT complexity. By optimizing health IT, the
hospital can further advance its healthcare reform initiatives. These
include preparing for new care and payment models by streamlining data
access, managing costs and coordinating care. As part of that effort,
Self Regional also is using RelayHealth solutions to help improve
coordination of care among providers and settings, including a
patient-centered medical home model to help transform care delivery. In
addition, the hospital uses McKesson analytics tools for enterprise
intelligence that integrate clinical, financial and operational data.
“Moving to the Paragon platform will lay the foundation for us to expand
to new payment models as we move down the path of healthcare reform,”
added Timothy Evans, chief financial officer, Self Regional Healthcare.
“We’re enthused about extending our relationship with McKesson, and our
staff believes that Paragon will provide us with the flexibility that we
need for the future.”
Paragon is part of McKesson’s comprehensive health IT portfolio, which
is aimed at better business, better care and better connectivity.
Through the company’s Better
Health 2020™ strategy, McKesson focuses on technologies to help
organizations reduce costs, improve performance and quality, coordinate
care and navigate complex payment models.
“We value our long-standing partnership with Self Regional, whose
leaders continue to demonstrate innovation in the use of healthcare IT,”
said Jim Pesce, president, Enterprise Information Solutions, McKesson
Technology Solutions. “By choosing an integrated HIS, Self Regional is
taking a very thoughtful approach to optimizing the value of technology
to drive better connectivity, better business health and better patient
About McKesson Corporation
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the Fortune 500, is a
healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to
making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers,
hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and
others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that
deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its
customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance
with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply
management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical
services. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.
1 Source: 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report;
December 2012, www.KLASresearch.com,
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Source: McKesson Corporation