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

ATLANTA, Oct 17, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — With the latest set of enhancements to McKesson Practice Choice(TM), seamless integration of patient procedure and test results to RelayHealth is now part of the standard package for the ONC-ATCB certified, web-based, electronic medical record and financial management software solution. Through collaboration with RelayHealth, one of the nation’s largest providers of health information exchanges (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.”



Oct. 17, 2012, 11:12 a.m. EDT

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