Parrish Medical Center to Connect Healthcare Community with Complete IT System from McKesson

Hospital to Align Patients and Physicians for Superior Care

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- McKesson today announced that it will partner with Parrish Medical Center to transform its information technology infrastructure to support clinical, financial and operational excellence. The 210-bed provider in Titusville, Fla., plans to implement a comprehensive McKesson solution enterprisewide to automate clinical and financial processes, support attainment of quality measures and enable coordinated delivery of care regardless of where it’s delivered.

From the hospital’s emergency, surgery and nursing units to its business offices, imaging labs and affiliated physician practices, McKesson technology will position Parrish Medical to create a metrics-driven culture that can improve outcomes in all of its care settings.

“We plan to leverage McKesson’s broad portfolio and deep IT expertise to create a truly outstanding patient experience,” said Bill Moore, CIO, Parrish Medical Center. “In addition, McKesson was the clear choice to help us improve our bottom line and drive real efficiencies -- not only to meet today’s meaningful use criteria but also to ensure that we are equipped to succeed in a post-reform world.”

Parrish Medical Center’s new Horizon Clinicals® solutions include computerized physician order entry (CPOE), bar-code medication administration and other clinical tools that help promote patient safety and reduce variability of care within the hospital.

The Horizon Enterprise Revenue Management solution will support the entire revenue management process with a seamless solution to enable financial visibility throughout the care process. Re-engineered patient registration and access management processes will help to reduce operating costs, maximize revenue collection and support emerging payment models.

Other innovative McKesson solutions are poised to help drive transparency and shared accountability throughout the organization. An enterprise intelligence solution will provide advanced, real-time and retrospective performance analytics that aggregate clinical, financial and operational data from all care settings and transform it into actionable information. An electronic whiteboard will deliver real-time, at-a-glance performance surveillance information on patient status to all caregivers to affect care at the bed side. Building on the success of its existing McKesson radiology picture archiving communications system (PACS), the hospital will also deploy McKesson’s cardiovascular information system (CVIS) to help streamline its cardiology department.

Parrish Medical Center also has selected McKesson’s market-leading practice management and ambulatory EMR solution for its large practices, as well as connectivity solutions from McKesson’s RelayHealth. The combination will help the hospital seamlessly coordinate care, bridging the typical inpatient and outpatient information gaps, while also establishing strong ties with affiliated physicians and patients in the community.

“The demands on a hospital to improve patient care and expand its reach in the community are more pressing than ever before,” said Rod O’Reilly, president, Health Systems Enterprise Solutions, McKesson Provider Technologies. “Organizations such as Parrish Medical Center that are passionate about care quality and customer service see this challenge as an opportunity to evolve their healthcare delivery models to better serve their patients.”

About Parrish Medical Center

Parrish Medical Center (PMC), located in Titusville, Florida, is a 210-bed, not-for-profit public hospital serving North Brevard County for more than 50 years. PMC earned the Gallup Great Workplace Award, the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital ProgramSM Award for An Outstanding Inpatient Experience, and the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence two years consecutively. PMC was also named a Modern Healthcare magazine Top 100 Place to Work in Healthcare and a Spirit of Excellence Award Winner, voted America’s No. 1 Healing Hospital three years in a row. The hospital has been awarded nine disease-specific certification gold seals from the Joint Commission in acute coronary syndrome, breast cancer, diabetes education, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, palliative care, stroke and wound healing. PMC is the exclusive Spirit of Women member hospital in Central Florida. For more information, visit

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 178-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. For more information, visit


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