Plano, TX (PRWEB) May 02, 2013
LHP Hospital Group has successfully implemented McKesson’s Paragon hospital information system (HIS) in three of its hospital joint ventures across the country. Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho; Seton Medical Center Harker Heights in Texas; and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital WNJ in Sherman, Texas; represent a total of 1,000 beds now being managed under the new system.
HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley in New Jersey is currently in the process of implementing the system and expects to be live later this year.
McKesson specializes in healthcare information technology such as electronic medical records and medical billing and claims management software for healthcare organizations. Paragon, which is McKesson’s top-rated HIS, is expected to help LHP Hospital Group and its joint ventures streamline IT operations in addition to providing patients with improved and more efficient care.
“We focus on bringing capital and state-of-the-industry practices to communities that have struggled for capital, for information, for technology and for someone to lean on,” said Larry Schunder, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at LHP Hospital Group. “Not only is McKesson’s Paragon HIS the best and most cost-effective choice for us, but McKesson’s strategy for helping organizations like ours prepare for health reform is a natural fit with our strategic objectives.”
The new HIS will also provide capabilities to reduce costs, improve financial performance, coordinate care, and more effectively manage payment models.
“Like many hospitals, we face ongoing financial and operational challenges, including declining reimbursements,” said Matthew Maxfield, Chief Executive Officer, Seton Medical Center Harker Heights. “By partnering with LHP Hospital Group and implementing the Paragon HIS, we’re already making improvements in the way we operate that will help us protect the health of our hospital so we can continue serving our community into the future.”
Added Jim Pesce, President, Paragon, McKesson Provider Technologies, “LHP’s model represents a unique approach to improving care and empowering communities. This kind of innovative thinking not only is making a difference in LHP’s communities; it also serves as an example of best practices in how to use IT strategically.”
About LHP Hospital Group, Inc.
LHP Hospital Group, Inc. (LHP) is a privately held company established to provide essential capital and expertise to not-for-profit hospitals and hospital systems. In cooperation with local hospitals, LHP Hospital Group forms joint ventures to acquire, own, operate and manage acute care facilities in small cities and select urban markets throughout the United States. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, LHP Hospital Group is owned by affiliates of the private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC and the CPP Investment Board as well as certain members of management and the board of directors. For more information, please go to http://www.lhphospitalgroup.com.