McKesson Practice Choice Offers “Plug-and-Play” Ability to Exchange Health Information and Coordinate Care

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McKesson Practice Choice Offers “Plug-and-Play” Ability to Exchange Health Information and Coordinate Care

McKessonYancey Casey, 404-338-2468

With the latest set of enhancements to McKesson Practice Choice™, seamless integration of patient procedure and test results to RelayHealth is now part of the standard package for the ONC-ATCB certified, web-based, and financial management software solution. Through collaboration with RelayHealth, one of the nation’s largest providers of (HIEs), McKesson Practice Choice also leverages RelayHealth’s e-script software and messaging portal for “plug and play” HIE readiness. As a result, providers have a patient-centric way to securely exchange health information and coordinate care across all stakeholders, without regard for what systems they use.

“As the largest healthcare services and IT company in the world, McKesson is uniquely positioned to fill the connectivity gap and complete the chain of interoperability for the independent physician,” said David Henriksen, senior vice president and general manager of McKesson Physician Practice Solutions. “By utilizing McKesson Practice Choice and RelayHealth together, the physician practice can have confidence that the communication between systems can be flawless.”

In addition to the efficiency provided by this interconnectivity, McKesson Practice Choice is web-based and virtually maintenance free, with updates and upgrades streaming automatically to users, eliminating the need for manual installations and updates. And for providers connecting to a health system that uses the RelayHealth HIE, no interfaces are needed in order to make full use of electronic prescriptions, messaging portal functionality and laboratory and radiology results.

“The industry increasingly demands a more interoperable experience for all healthcare participants,” said Jeff Felton, president, RelayHealth. “McKesson Practice Choice is exceeding market demands by using RelayHealth for secure health information exchange. In fact, no other EMR integrates as easily to the RelayHealth HIE – it is truly a ‘plug and play’ solution. As a result, McKesson is creating a positive experience for its customers and their patients.”

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit us at .

RelayHealth, McKesson’s connectivity business, enables the secure exchange of clinical, financial and administrative information between patients, providers, payers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and government agencies. RelayHealth processes nearly 16 billion healthcare transactions annually by integrating the delivery of high-quality care and improving the financial outcomes for its customers. For more information, call 888.743.8735, or visit our Web site at . Follow us on or visit the .

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