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McKesson Reports Availability Of Horizon Practice Plus

McKesson has reported the general availability of Horizon Practice Plus 12.0, a practice management system for hospital-employed and large to mid-sized physician practices.

The latest version features advanced scheduling and billing capabilities designed to streamline workflow and remove complexity from financial and administrative processes, said the company.

Horizon Practice Plus 12.0 is currently installed at the Mankato Clinic, a multi-specialty group practice in Mankato, Minnessotta, with eight locations spanning an 80-mile radius. Mankato credits the practice management system for helping ensure that financial and patient information is integrated across multiple locations.

Bob Norman, director of IT at Mankato Clinic, said: “It’s important that we deploy technologies for our facilities that are intuitive and robust in functionality, as well as customisable to the needs of our physician practices. Since implementing the new system, we’ve improved efficiencies in patient services and business management functions.

“These improvements have positively impacted our bottom line through reduced administrative costs and faster, more accurate reimbursements.”

David Henriksen, senior vice president and general manager of Physician Practice Solutions at McKesson, said: “With a growing trend toward hospital employment and practice consolidation, physician offices face mounting pressure to improve quality and operating efficiency in today’s uncertain economy.

“With the solution’s new features, McKesson is removing redundancy in the practice management process not only to save staff time, but also to help improve reimbursements and cash flow.”