Rideout Health plans to deploy Paragon, McKesson’s hospital information system. With an expanded Rideout Regional Medical Center set to open in 2015, the northern California provider selected Paragon to support its objectives of driving better clinical, financial, and operational performance across its growing facility.

“With its Better Health 2020 strategy, McKesson has a clear vision of where the industry is going and how we can use information technology more strategically,” said Tarun Ghosh, senior VP and chief information officer, Rideout Health. “As we modernize our facilities, we see IT as a strategic enabler for enhancing quality while reducing costs, both of which are essential as we prepare for health reform and advance our position as a leading regional integrated delivery network.”

Rideout Health officials credited their ongoing partnership with McKesson as critical to achieving their long-term strategic goals. The health system also expects to experience significant short-term benefits as well. By replacing its multiple current systems with a single-database, integrated solution, the health system will make patient data available to physicians and staff simultaneously and in real time, leading to better care.