McKesson Paragon

  1. 0 Hello Everyone,

    Does anyone have any experience with McKesson Paragon CPOE? If so, please share your experience with the product. I work for a large healthcare system (56 hospitals) and two of our new acquisitions have this product in place.

    Thanks,
    Maurice A., MSN, RN, PMP
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    From 'Nashville, TN, US'; 42 Years Old; Joined Jun '06; Posts: 23; Likes: 1.

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  3. Visit  nkochrn profile page
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    I don't know anything about Paragon, but I'd be interested in hearing more about it! Our family practice uses Practice Partner from Mckesson. If in the unlikely event we'd ever switch the software on the hospital side, we'd probably be looking into it!
  4. Visit  Whohealthcares? profile page
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    RUN AWAY! Mckesson is an absolute nightmare. From the tech support, training of staff and go live it was a complete failure. Our go live date was pushed back a number of times and none of the staff from Rn's to Md's liked it. Our PT and Orthopedics groups actually opted out of Mckesson when we changed. We becuase we could not load in patient history we were forced to still use paper charting and another program along with Mckesson. If you want a program that makes sense and runs smoothly then go with EPIC's erecord. I was working at another hospital (it was at least twenty times the size of the ones that used Mckesson) and we were all trained in two days and the whole hospital went live without issues and tech support was amazing!

    Good luck!
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  5. Visit  RN_Wannabee profile page
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    Thanks so much for the insight. I will definitely speak to my executive team regarding several of the issues you stated.
  6. Visit  transducen profile page
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    Mckesson is a nightmare, look into Siemens' products.
    vumblevee likes this.
  7. Visit  leekun2010 profile page
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    Quote from RN_Wannabee
    Hello Everyone, Does anyone have any experience with McKesson Paragon CPOE? If so, please share your experience with the product. I work for a large healthcare system (56 hospitals) and two of our new acquisitions have this product in place. Thanks, Maurice A., MSN, RN, PMP
    I have worked with this product and other various Paragon systems at my facility where I have helped withnimplementation, building, from start to finish. McKesson CPOE is a blank slatewhen you buy it and you have to build all your order sets and the codes, and sometimes, may not exactly be friendly to endusers according to them. It is a good product, but I suggest you choose your CPOE system carefully.
    icuRNmaggie likes this.
  8. Visit  astone2013 profile page
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    Having worked with epic, cerner and now paragon (travel RN) I have to say epic is by far the best of the three. Paragon is difficult to log into (takes forever), it is hard to find information and doesn't have enough options to click (for example: neuro checks) so you have to put info in a group note, which I am not sure is easy to find for someone to read. Also the character limit is such that you may have to put three notes in about the asme encounter to get all the information posted. The MAR is also not very user friendly in my opinion.
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  9. Visit  whichone'spink profile page
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    Isn't McKesson defunct now?


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