ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio, a division of Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners), is expanding Mercy Health’s enterprise imaging initiative by selecting the McKesson Radiology™ diagnostic imaging solution to replace its legacy system. The McKesson solution will help its users achieve the same success and results as other Mercy Health hospitals.
The McKesson solution enables hospitals and clinics to distribute and archive medical images and diagnostic reports across the enterprise. It will also enable St. Rita’s Medical Center to leverage its existing infrastructure through tight integration with the existing electronic medical record (EMR) and medical dictation system. Specifically, McKesson Radiology™ and McKesson Radiology Station™ bring enhanced diagnostic capabilities for the reading radiologist and help improve the multi-site reading of imaging exams and sharing of diagnostic information.
“Based on our success at other Mercy Health locations and the reputation McKesson has among our radiologists and other imaging users, McKesson was the obvious choice to meet the demands of our busy diagnostic imaging department,” said Mike Hibbard, vice president Applications, Mercy Health. “McKesson’s solutions will link all our providers with one system to help optimize operations and streamline workflow across the care continuum.”
St. Rita’s Medical Center will also implement McKesson Radiology Mammography Plus™ to handle reading and diagnosis of digital mammography images. With patients’ current and historical images as well as radiologists’ reports embedded within the medical record, the hospital’s mammography specialists now will have a more complete medical history of each patient.
“As our long-term customers transition to value-based care, they are increasingly demanding solutions that help maximize the return on their IT investments and provide a scalable, enterprise-wide strategy,” said Erkan Akyuz, president of Imaging & Workflow Solutions, McKesson. “McKesson is proud to offer enterprise and radiology solutions that help customers, like Mercy Health and St. Rita’s Medical Center, share patient data. Our solutions help them to better connect and coordinate care – all essential elements for success in today’s healthcare environment, and an integral part of McKesson’s Better Health 2020™ commitment.”
With Better Health 2020, McKesson is empowering its customers to more strategically use healthcare IT solutions for better business, better care and better connectivity throughout their organizations. Better Health 2020 is designed to help support providers as they address today’s complex healthcare challenges, including the need to reduce healthcare IT costs, coordinate care and connect imaging with the complete patient record.
About St. Rita’s Medical Center
St. Rita's Medical Center, Mercy Health Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners). Providing a comprehensive array of medical services including the Center for Robotic Surgery, it is the largest hospital within a 70-mile radius of Lima. St. Rita’s has additional treatment facilities in Lima on the East and West Side, in Glandorf, Delphos and Wapakoneta and the Occupational Health Center in Lima.
About Mercy Health
About Mercy Health Mercy Health (formerly Catholic Health Partners) is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest health systems in the United States, employing more than 32,000 employees in Ohio and Kentucky. With $6 billion in assets, Mercy Health operates more than 250 health facilities, including 23 hospitals, eight senior living communities, five hospice programs and seven home health agencies. Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) consistently rates Mercy Health among the nation’s top health systems for clinical quality and efficiency. In keeping with its mission, Mercy Health provided $374.7 million in community benefit services in 2013. Mercy Health’s bonds are rated AA- by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch, and A1 by Moody’s. Mercy Health also partners with HealthSpan which provides health maintenance organization and insurance coverage. Mercy Health is a founding member of Health Innovations Ohio which focuses on providing health services that result in higher quality, better health and greater value. For more information, visit www.mercy.com or connect with Mercy Health on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter @LivingMercyHlth. - See more at: http://www.mercy.com/corporate/news_show.aspx?mode=local&id=4551#sthash.o2D1kbiY.dpuf
About McKesson Corporation
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 15th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com. To sign up for McKesson’s Better Health 2020™ blog, visit www.betterhealth2020.com.