ATLANTA, July 16, 2012 – McKesson announced today that three additional multi-facility hospitals have selected Paragon, McKesson’s top-rated hospital information system (HIS), to serve their growing organizations. Hospital leaders cited the depth and breadth of Paragon’s fully integrated financial and clinical system, as well as lower total cost of ownership (TCO), as key selection criteria.

“With Paragon’s single database platform serving all of our hospitals, we are well-positioned to provide excellent care to our patients regardless of the facility where they receive that care,” said Sean Reigle, chief information officer, Pacific Health Corporation, which owns and operates four hospitals in Southern California. “With its broad scope and deep expertise in the challenges we face, McKesson is the right candidate to partner with us in support of our long-term goals, including preparation for meaningful use and health reform.”

As a provider for a large Medicaid and underserved population, Pacific Health selected Paragon a few years ago to improve financial performance and now is adding clinical applications. “Paragon gives clinicians the advanced capabilities they need to make better-informed decisions,” said Reigle. “Our leadership team is excited because we believe that this technology will help us attract top-notch physicians, nurses and other clinicians, which in turn enables us to provide better care for patients.”  

Also in California, Physicians for Healthy Hospitals selected Paragon to support multiple facilities cost-effectively.  Formed in October 2010, the organization is a coalition of more than 100 physicians whose goal is to create state-of-the-art hospitals that can serve as centers of excellence.  “After conducting a rigorous competitive selection process, we chose Paragon because it offers deep functionality at an attractive total cost of ownership,” said Kali Priyo Chaudhuri, member of Physicians for Healthy Hospitals’ Board of Directors. “We are confident that McKesson can help us make progress on our path to meaningful use and beyond without the need to employ a team of costly consultants for years to come.”