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McKesson announces $1 million software give-away

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One good deed deserves another. It is in that spirit that McKesson Corporation plans on providing McKesson Practice Choice software, a Web-based, integrated electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solution, to 100 physicians who provide charity care to the needy in ten cities across the country. The selected physicians will receive a free 26-month license to the software, which typically carries a $399 per month fee for each physician– making the total McKesson reward worth $1,037,400.

A McKesson committee will select physicians from applicants in the ten metropolitan areas with the largest impoverished populations to receive the free software. These cities include: Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Miami, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Memphis, and Newark.

McKesson Practice Choice is a fully integrated EHR and practice management solution designed specifically for small independent primary care practices. The Web-based solution offers clinical, financial and operational tools on a single database. Physicians can access the Web-based solution, certified by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), from any location with an Internet connection. The use of exclusive Smart Note technology enables charting of progress notes on a single screen, with key data elements automatically populating all pertinent fields throughout a patient’s chart. As a result, clinicians can spend more time with patients, and less time documenting care.

To qualify for the software, physician practices must be either primary care, internal medicine, family practice, gynecology, or pediatric practitioners; be in private practice, (not hospital employed); work in a 1-10 physician practice; have a demonstrated history of providing unreimbursed care to the low-income community for six months or more; and have broadband or high speed Internet connectivity in the location where the physician expects to use the software. To learn more about the program and for a complete list of requirements, visit www.McKessonGivesBack.com.


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