Paragon - Inpatient EHR System

Improve care coordination and outcomes across health care settings with McKesson's interoperable EHR system for hospitals and health systems.

Thinking About a Comprehensive EHR Solution? Think Paragon.

A fully integrated clinical and financial system designed for hospitals and health systems of all sizes

Our aim and passion is to help you chart a clear and achievable path as health care transforms toward value-based care. We call this journey “experience-driven health care.” Navigating through a challenging health care environment is difficult enough without your electronic health care record (EHR) adding to the complexity. Enter Paragon®—a complete inpatient EHR solution designed for the environment of today with the adaptability to accommodate the challenges of the future. Paragon is the proven, smart choice for hospitals and health systems of any size. A successful track record of enabling organizations to provide better patient care while staying current with the complex and changing regulatory environment means Paragon is ready to be your new EHR, too.


For a more detailed information on the Costs and Limitations Disclosure For Paragon® 2015 Edition

Certified Products, please click here. (links to document)

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Paragon brings you these advantages:
  • Helps reduce system complexity and lowered cost of ownership: Designed around a technology platform that helps reduce system operational complexity via a fully integrated clinical and financial system, a modern, non-proprietary operating platform and a Microsoft® SQL server platform.
  • Easy-to-use, comprehensive software applications: Paragon offers a broad suite of clinical and financial applications with anytime, anywhere access via the web.
  • Single vendor for all your clinical and financial needs: With Paragon, we provide hospitals and health systems a unique advantage—a single vendor partnership for all of your clinical and financial operations to help you navigate the health care landscape while efficiently maximizing the clinical and financial performance of your organization both today and tomorrow.
  • Microsoft® technology and architecture throughout: By using a single, fully-normalized Microsoft® SQL database as its core architecture, Paragon simplifies data management.
  • Strength and commitment of McKesson as your health care partner: McKesson provides strength, stability and resources unmatched in the health care industry. Our Better Health 2020™ initiative leverages our knowledge and experience across every aspect of health care to help you use IT more strategically for better connectivity, better business health and provide better patient care as health care reform unfolds.
2015 Drummond

This Complete EHR is 2015 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.

Paragon® for Hospitals 2015 Certified EHR 14.1

Certificate No: 15.04.04.2920.Para.14.0.1.170721 

Date Certified: 07/21/2017 

Effective Date: 2015 Edition

Modules Tested: 170.315 (a)(1-14); (b)(1-6); (d)(1-9, 11); (e)(1-3); (f)(1-3, 6); (g)(2-9); (h)(1) 

Clinical Quality Measures tested: None 

Additional software used: Microsoft BizTalk, Dr First Rcopia, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, MedAllies

General Costs and Limitations Disclosure

Paragon® offers EHR functionality for hospitals. Paragon® Release 14.1 is certified as 2015 Edition Health Information Technology, for the capabilities listed in the Detailed Disclosure section. (link bold to attached document)

General Costs
A one-time software license fee and annual maintenance fee are required for Paragon®. Additional third party fees may apply. Customers may purchase hardware from McKesson or a third party. Service fees apply to the initial implementation. There is a service fee for assistance in upgrading from a previous version of Paragon®. There is a one-time fee for comprehensive education and implementation services pertaining to Meaningful Use.

McKesson offers hosting for Paragon® or customers may self host or utilize a third party for hosting. McKesson hosting for Paragon® requires annual hosting service fees for the duration of the hosting agreement.

The Detailed Disclosure section indicates if a specific capability requires additional costs.

Contractual Obligations
Contracts are required for purchasing Paragon® software and services. Software licenses are perpetual with a tiered pricing model based on the operating expense of the licensed healthcare facilities.

Technical or Practical Limitations
The Detailed Disclosure section indicates if technical or practical limitations pertain to a specific capability.

For detailed information on the Costs and Limitations Disclosure For Paragon® 2015 Edition Certified Products, please click here.

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