McKesson Offers Single Database CVIS For Efficient Workflow, Lower Costs

Single database architecture aids efficient workflow, cuts costs

 

January 14, 2013

The McKesson Cardiology 13.0 system offers a single database solution for cardiac and peripheral catheterization, hemodynamic monitoringelectrophysiology (EP)echocardiography, vascular ultrasound, nuclear cardiology and electrocardiogram (ECG)ECG stress and Holter management. Data entered at any point-of-care flows into the electronic health record (EHR) without the need for potentially cumbersome interfaces or redundant documentation.  This latest release from August 2012 is designed to boost clinical efficiencies and reduce operational costs. 

With McKesson Cardiology 13.0, all data — from pre-procedure and intra-procedure information to physician reporting to American College of Cardiology (ACC) National Cardiac Data Registry  (NCDR) — is integrated and immediately available to physicians to review or share with other caregivers. “The more information we can acquire from one source, the less data entry required and the less chance of inaccuracy,” added Russo. She also noted the benefit of customizable reporting capabilities, an ACC ICD data capture and overall ease of use as unique benefits. 

As part of its research and development effort, McKesson teams worked closely with physician members of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), whose mission is to improve patient care through the advancement of healthcare policies and standards.  The electrophysiologists from HRS praise the new McKesson release, calling for its design to become the industry standard.

In addition to newly added EP and stress/Holter management capabilities, the 13.0 release includes a new inventory management module.  Tightly integrated with the McKesson Point of Use Supply management module, the new solution is designed to provide documentation, billing and management for inventory in the cardiovascular department. With a single barcode scan into McKesson Cardiology, for example, the system will automatically update clinical documentation, generate charges, adjust stock levels and electronically send orders to the hospital materials management system.

For more information: www.mckesson.com