Multi-facility provider replaces legacy systems to improve efficiency, enhance care quality
McKesson has signed an agreement with ProHealth Care to replace multiple modality-based software applications with McKesson’s solutions for enterprise-wide medical imaging. The new picture archiving and communications system (PACS) , cardiovascular information system (CVIS) , and online case collaboration solution will provide ProHealth Care imaging professionals with the latest technology tools and intelligent workflow capabilities. The solutions will be tightly integrated to ProHealth’s other IT systems, not only providing a complete patient medical record but also improved productivity.
ProHealth Care, a multi-facility system and major provider of health services in Wisconsin, is installing McKesson’s medical imaging solutions at its acute-care and tertiary-care hospitals, and all of its primary and specialty care clinics. The Horizon Medical Imaging ™ PACS and Horizon Cardiology ™ CVIS solutions will improve the workflow and productivity for ProHealth caregivers, saving valuable time by eliminating unnecessary or redundant steps. McKesson’s ability to integrate throughout the entire ProHealth system will give providers enterprise-wide image access. In addition, ProHealth radiologists, cardiologists, and other imaging specialists will use the Horizon Study Share ™ case collaboration tool to organize and share image and reference case information and to connect with their peers throughout ProHealth’s facilities.
Mike Morateck, PACS administrator for the health system, noted that ProHealth looks forward to McKesson’s regional, zone-based support model. “Our systems are mission-critical to our physician and patient community and we cannot afford service disruption,” he said. “We were impressed with McKesson’s proven track record and commitment to providing real-time support from experts who are familiar with us.”
“This agreement is another example of the compelling value these complex healthcare systems realize when they tap into McKesson’s expertise in integrating replacement medical imaging systems,” said Warren Edwards, vice president of Enterprise Services, Medical Imaging Group, McKesson Provider Technologies. “As an IT-based company, we are pleased to provide an imaging foundation for regional healthcare providers like ProHealth Care. Together, we will help achieve their goals to offer a complete view of the patient record and enhance patient care across the enterprise.”
About ProHealth Care
ProHealth Care is a regional critical and primary care provider with nationally recognized programs and physicians, and ranks among the most technologically and clinically advanced community health care systems in the country. Its integrated health network includes Waukesha Memorial, a tertiary care hospital, and Oconomowoc Memorial, an acute care hospital; The Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin; more than 20 ProHealth Care Medical Associates locations; home health care and hospice services; assisted and independent living communities and West Wood Health and Fitness Center. http://www.prohealthcare.org
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 payors; hospital and retail pharmacy automation; and services for manufacturers and payors designed to improve outcomes for patients. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com
Yancey Casey, 404-338-2468
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