McKesson’s Paragon hospital information system (HIS) was named Best in KLAS Community Hospital Information System in the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report.

The report also rates Paragon second in overall software suite rankings for the second consecutive year. In 2012, Paragon added 50 new hospitals, 20 of which were over 200 beds.

With its Microsoft-based platform, Paragon is an integrated clinical and financial hospital information system designed to help meet the needs of hospitals and health systems of all sizes. As a single-database solution, Paragon HIS requires less hardware and fewer IT resources, and it helps hospitals reduce the need to support and manage redundant data. In addition, Paragon gives physicians a single point of access to patient information and ordering capabilities. The solution offers a rapid time to value through its quick implementation process. On average, organizations take 14 months to implement the broad suite of financial, clinical and physician solutions.

The annual KLAS rankings are based on interviews with health care executives, managers and clinicians at more than 4,500 hospitals and 2,500 clinics. Measuring performance in product quality, implementation and support, the Best in KLAS recognizes leadership in delivering excellence in customer service.