CRMC extends contract with McKesson

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has renewed its health care IT services contract with McKesson, the company said Tuesday.

McKesson provides resources and leadership to help CRMC manage the rapid growth and complexity of its hospital IT systems, while helping address regulatory requirements and providing overall application support. The hospital originally signed with McKesson for full IT outsourcing in 1999.

“When we were converting computer systems in 1999, McKesson IT outsourcing brought the expertise needed to support a successful conversion,” said Paul Korth, chief executive officer for CRMC. “Today, the partnership continues to support CRMC needs by alleviating our challenge with staffing expert support. This has been the biggest asset to our agreement.”

Community hospitals, like CRMC, are often challenged to recruit and retain top IT talent. With McKesson’s ITO services, these organizations have the technical knowledge and leadership they need to effectively support their IT systems. Additionally, hospitals can achieve greater predictability of costs and reduced technology risk as their needs evolve.

“These contract extensions are evidence of the value that our ITO services provide,” said Nimesh Shah, president of McKesson Enterprise Information Solutions. “Our customers have told us that they have an exceptionally high degree of trust in the expertise and integrity of the McKesson teams working side by side with them to achieve their goals. And through this trust they gain peace of mind, knowing they can focus on their core competency, which is providing excellent patient care.”