As part of their strategy to prepare for ICD-10 and ANSI 5010 regulations, Indiana University Health (IU Health) Bloomington and Paoli Hospital recently went live on the latest release of McKesson’s Horizon Patient Folder™ electronic document management system . The solution is one of the first on the market to help providers transition to the new billing, coding and electronic data interchange requirements while continuing to support existing transactions.

Horizon Patient Folder features robust document management and document imaging capabilities that can help providers electronically capture, index and complete the electronic medical record using a single platform. The new release offers greater portability of patient data and automation of the claims submission process. The result – customers are better able to optimize reimbursements, streamline workflow and improve coding accuracy rates.

“Horizon Patient Folder offers the flexibility we need to successfully navigate increasingly complex regulations while continuing to run our business,” said Rob Hood, project manager, IU Health Bloomington. “McKesson has successfully brought us through the implementation without interruption, and we feel prepared to meet the upcoming ICD-10 and ANSI 5010 requirements.”

In addition to supporting the new federal standards on reimbursements, Horizon Patient Folder is certified on Stage 1 criteria for meaningful use. Providers using the solution can grant secure patient access to the medical record, including diagnostic test results, medication lists and procedures. In addition to empowering patients with information to take more active roles in their healthcare, organizations can use the solution as part of their strategy to improve overall patient satisfaction.

“With McKesson, we have peace of mind knowing that we have a trusted partner to help us stay ahead of the curve with our technology and compliance initiatives so we can continue to provide the best care possible to our patient community,” said Mark McMath, vice president & CIO, IU Health Bloomington.

Horizon Patient Folder leverages document imaging software that gives physicians, health information management personnel and other hospital staff anytime, anywhere access to patient data. The solution is designed to help providers improve patient service and bottom line results through a shortened accounts receivables cycle, cost savings and operational efficiencies.

“Never before has government regulation played such a significant role in shaping healthcare,” said Kevan Torgerson, president, Enterprise Medical Imaging, McKesson Provider Technologies. “We’re proud to help progressive organizations like IU Health Bloomington and IU Health Paoli Hospital that are leading the charge to advance care delivery and service through the use of IT. Our solutions will help them not only meet their compliance needs but also evolve their operations to achieve even better health outcomes.”

About Indiana University Health Bloomington

Indiana University Health Bloomington has provided leading care to south central Indiana for more than 105 years. As a not-for-profit organization, IU Health Bloomington serves a patient base of more than 415,000 people in 10 south central Indiana counties. It holds Magnet designation as well as Primary Stroke Center certification. It’s an accredited Chest Pain Center and received approval with commendation from the Commission on Cancer. To learn more about IU Health Bloomington, visit .

About Indiana University Health Paoli

Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital is a critical access not-for-profit hospital specializing in rural, community-based services. It provides care for residents of Orange and surrounding Counties with a 25-bed, acute care facility operated by IU Health Bloomington. Learn more at .

About McKesson

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 15th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit .

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