McKesson Overview-EMR Solutions

April 26, 2012

McKesson is a powerhouse in the healthcare industry.  Pharmaceuticals often come to mind when many think of McKesson, as it is the largest pharmaceutical distributor in North America.  However, it is important to remember that in addition to distributor services, McKesson also offers healthcare technology solutions, including refined electronic health record systems and clinical decision support systems that can be found in more than 70% of the nation’s hospitals with 200 or more beds.  Dedicated to the one patient, one record concept, McKesson offers comprehensive EMR software solutions that come with many benefits.

McKesson Physician EMR Solutions
McKesson keeps the pulse on physician practice EMR interests by being engaged in ARRA and meaningful use discussions in Washington, D.C. and actively partnering with customers to identify EMR goals and guidelines.  Focused on automating the clinical functions of a practice, McKesson offers prescription management, diagnostic order entry, results reporting, encounter documentation, and clinical workflow management solutions.  Actual EHR products certified for use include Horizon Ambulatory Care, Horizon Clinicals, Horizon Meds Manager, Lytec, McKesson Practice Choice, McKesson Practice Complete, Medisoft Clinical, Paragon, and Practice Partner.  More information about each of these products can be found on the McKesson website.

Each of these products come with key advantages.  For example, Horizon Ambulatory Care can be integrated with McKesson’s Horizon Practice Solutions suite including Horizon Practice Plus, which automates administrative processes and RelayHealth, which automates patient connectivity.  It can also be integrated with McKesson’s Horizon Clinicals Suite, which allows for connectivity to hospitals and integrated delivery networks.  Looking to Horizon Meds Manager, the product facilitates pharmacist efficiency and accuracy by streamlining medication management through electronic prescribing and built-in screening features.  Components like these are what make McKesson a leader in providing EMR solutions for physician practices.

Independent Physician Practices
Independent physician practices require robust EMR systems that are still easy to install and simple to use.  McKesson caters to these needs and offers EMR software that mirrors the benefits listed above.

McKesson Hospital EMR Solutions
McKesson’s EMR solutions for physician practices in hospitals focus on providing access to the patient’s complete medical record across all settings and improving physician collaboration to deliver improved patient care through common tools, common content, common workflow, and integrated data.  Products available include Horizon Ambulatory Care (Ambulatory EHR), Horizon Patient Kiosk (self-service for patient check-in), Horizon Practice Analysis (manages financial and business aspects), Horizon Practice Plus (addresses revenue cycle management and administrative needs),  Horizon Physician Portal (anytime, anywhere access to patient information), McKesson Practice Complete (revenue cycle management solution), and McKesson Practice Consulting Solutions (revenue cycle management and strategic practice insight).  All products clearly strive to improve healthcare for the patient, but these EMR solutions come with the added benefit of emphasizing better business operations that result in maximizing financial gain and reaching peak operational performance.

McKesson’s EMR solutions offer many hospitals and physician practices the competitive edge they are looking for, and it is no wonder healthcare professionals across the nation put their trust in a company with a global presence and a track record of success.

McKesson Jobs and McKesson Solutions
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