McKesson announced today that OakBend Medical Center of Richmond, Texas, has successfully implemented McKesson’s Paragon® hospital information system (HIS) to capture health information electronically as patients receive care in the hospital. Additionally, OakBend deployed AcuDose-Rx® medication dispensing cabinets at its expanded campus to provide nurses with access to the medications they need, when they need them. With 100 percent adoption of the electronic health record (EHR) system by caregivers, OakBend has quickly been able to realize benefits from the system.
“We needed a more sophisticated IT system to remain competitive in the eyes of our physicians, nurses and patients,” said Joe Freudenberger, chief executive officer at OakBend Medical Center. “Our doctors now have faster, easier access to complete patient information, with no need for paper charts, and our staff of 300 nurses spends less time tracking down information and more time caring for patients.” [Read more…]