Paragon® Hospital Information System Rated Best in KLAS® for Fifth Consecutive Year

Other McKesson Healthcare IT Solutions Repeat as Top Performers

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- McKesson’s Paragon® hospital information system (HIS) has earned Best in KLAS® for Community HIS in the 2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report. This is the fifth consecutive year that the solution has earned the distinction after receiving the highest product quality rating of all vendors represented in the Community HIS category. Paragon Clinicals also ranked No. 1 for Acute Care Electronic Medical Records (Community) and Paragon Financials ranked No. 1 for Patient Accounting/Patient Management (Community) for the fifth consecutive year. A comprehensive yet affordable hospital information system (HIS), Paragon offers the functionality to integrate patient data and revenue cycle information using a single platform.

Other McKesson solutions earned Best in KLAS distinctions as well. McKesson’s Horizon Practice Plus™ ranked Best in KLAS in Practice Management (26-100 physicians), with 100% of survey respondents indicating they would buy the solution again. Designed to address the complex financial and administrative needs of physician practices, the practice management solution received the honor for best in quality and functionality for the second year straight.

A perennial winner in the Financial/Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) category, McKesson’s Pathways Materials Management™, Pathways Financial Management™ and Pathways Human Resource Management™ received the Best in KLAS distinction for the eighth consecutive year.

McKesson products recognized as Category Leaders include Horizon Homecare™ (Hospice category, sixth consecutive year), Horizon Enterprise Visibility™ (Patient Flow category), ANSOS One-Staff™ (Staff/Nurse Scheduling category, three of the last four years), Horizon Meds Manager™ (Pharmacy Community category), Paragon Clinicals (Acute Care EMR Community category, fifth consecutive year) and Paragon Financials (Patient Accounting/Patient Management Community category, fifth consecutive year).

“We are honored by this year’s Best in KLAS distinctions, which reflect our commitment to customer service and delivering value to advance healthcare delivery,” said David Souerwine, president, McKesson Provider Technologies. “At McKesson, we recognize that we must continue to drive innovation and quality and earn the business of our customers every day.”

The annual KLAS rankings are based on interviews with healthcare executives, managers and clinicians at more than 4,500 hospitals and 2,500 clinics. Measuring performance in product quality, implementation and support, the Best in KLAS honor recognizes leadership in delivering excellence in customer service.

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS’ mission is to improve delivery, by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from over 4,500 hospitals and over 2,500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional services and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to, email [email protected], or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.

About McKesson

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to helping its customers deliver high-quality healthcare by reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving the quality and safety of patient care. Over the course of its 177-year history, McKesson has grown by providing pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management across the spectrum of care; healthcare information technology for hospitals, physicians, homecare and payers; hospital and retail pharmacy automation; and services for manufacturers and payers designed to improve outcomes for patients.


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