McKesson debuts new diagnostic imaging IT solution at HIMSS15

April 12, 2015 - McKesson Technology Solutions (MTS) puts a spotlight on key health IT capabilities, including a new interoperability suite for diagnostic imaging and health IT, required for long-term success during the HIMSS15 Conference & Exhibition in Chicago.

The new solutions making their debut at HIMSS include:

Conserus™, a suite of flexible, vendor-neutral solutions for health IT enterprise and diagnostic imaging. The Conserus suite includes flexible quality and communication workflows, enterprise work lists driven by clinical and business logic, an enterprise image repository and a clinical data exchange. The suite is designed to go beyond simple VNAs and departmental systems enabling interoperability that helps foster the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care.

OneContent™, an enterprise-wide system designed to streamline the process of content storage, transmittal and integration, regardless of the electronic health records (EHR) system or document management products in place.

Paragon Clinician Hub™, an innovative patient care solution that helps clinicians stay focused on pertinent clinical information, and Paragon Community Plus™, a comprehensive solution tailored to help community hospitals make a strategic shift from their current application to a modern, affordable solution that includes clinical, financial and document management capabilities.

McKesson will demonstrate its commitment to advancing interoperability and technology innovation in activities that include prototype demonstrations of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, or FHIR®. McKesson executives will be speaking at the HX360 conference, and the company will participate in the HIMSS15 Interoperability Showcase, where McKesson will share clinical documents, including images, with other participants.

The Value of Data: How interoperability, data sharing and value-based care are shaping diagnostic imaging in healthcare. Source:

“Being part of the Interoperability Showcase and the inaugural HX360 event provides unique opportunities to meet with likeminded individuals and collaborate with other leaders from health systems, IT professionals and innovators,” said Erkan Akyuz, president, McKesson Imaging and Workflow solutions. “I am particularly excited about HX360 and the opportunity to engage with healthcare leaders on their strategies and goals to improve delivery by leveraging technologies as they prepare to transition from volume to value-based care.”

In its booth, McKesson will host person-centered interoperability discussions and FHIR-based demonstrations involving multiple vendor systems, including McKesson’s Paragon® electronic health record solution. With a focus on care managers’ need for accurate medication lists, the demonstrations will show the real-time exchange of information using FHIR-enabled APIs and CommonWell Health Alliance® services. McKesson recently announced to its Paragon customers that they will not be charged for the current data exchange services or initial set-up, for an adoption period lasting until January 2018.

In addition to interoperability, the use of analytics to manage capacity, risk and overall clinical and financial performance will be topics of discussion and demonstration. “Organizations of all sizes and shapes must manage quality, cost, risk, drug spend, workforce productivity and increasingly, population health,” noted Jeff Felton, president, McKesson Connected Care & Analytics, MTS. “In addition, they must more closely align with physicians, not only to gain adoption of IT systems but also to optimize clinical and financial performance. Analytics combined with other solutions such as medical necessity criteria, revenue cycle management and practice management services will become increasingly important as value-based care and reimbursement become more prevalent.”