McKesson, a US-based healthcare services and information technology company, has revealed that two healthcare facilities have agreed to extend the use of the company’s managed hosting services for their IT infrastructure systems.

Western Reserve Hospital (WSH) and Davis Health System (DHS) have been using McKesson’s managed hosting services for more than two and three years respectively.

McKesson’s remote hosting services allow WSH’s IT staff to focus more on total patient satisfaction and convenience of care at all levels.

"We are excited about this opportunity because our radiologists will have more functionality than before."

WSH has also signed a contract to procure McKesson Radiology picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and a remotely hosted solution, Conserus Workflow Intelligence.

The Conserus Workflow Intelligence is a rules-driven and vendor neutral workflow orchestration and enterprise worklist solution.

Western Reserve chief information officer and vice-president of clinical informatics Pamela Banchy said: "We are excited about this opportunity because our radiologists will have more functionality than before, and in a cost-efficient manner as compared with hosting it ourselves."

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DHS leverages on the IT services provided by McKesson to reduce manpower involved for system support as well as ensuring the security of the off-site management.

The hospital had recently upgraded to McKesson’s new hosting infrastructure platform and is anticipating extending their contract for an additional term.

DHS chief information officer Steve Crowl said: "The McKesson team has provided us with an effective, predictable and affordable extension of the remote hosting services that we have had in place."