Northeast Georgia Health System Opts for Paragon HIS
Mar 05, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) will make the move to McKesson's Microsoft-based Paragon hospital information system (HIS) to support its ambitious Quest for Excellence program, aimed at driving process improvements and achieving better clinical, operational and financial outcomes.
According to a release, the 557-inpatient, 261-skilled nursing bed health system will implement the fully integrated, contemporary Paragon HIS to address the needs of its clinical, physician and financial staff.
The single-database platform, an integral part of McKesson's Better Health 2020 strategy, is designed to enable better outcomes by reducing IT complexity and helping caregivers improve workflow, the company said. In addition, the HIS offers a competitive total cost of ownership by requiring less hardware and fewer IT resources, as well as eliminating the need to support and manage redundant data. Many hospitals and health systems select Paragon for its rapid time to value through its quick implementation process.
"The features and straightforward approach of the Paragon platform will help further our Quest for Excellence by aiding our clinicians in providing superior patient care while advancing continuous improvement and a streamlined IT infrastructure," said Allana Cummings, chief information officer, NGHS. "Just as importantly, our partnership with McKesson provides us with the expertise and access to the capabilities we'll need as we coordinate care in the community and enter into complex payment models under accountable care."
"Large healthcare organizations recognize the need to reduce the complexity of managing their systems and operations while improving patient outcomes and staff efficiency," said Jim Pesce, president, Enterprise Information Solutions, McKesson Technology Solutions. "With its move to an integrated HIS, Northeast Georgia has taken a very thoughtful approach to maximizing the value of technology for better business and better care."
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