OREANDA-NEWS. February 22, 2016. McKesson announced today that its McKesson Lab solution has been named 2015/2016 Best in KLAS for Laboratory by KLAS, an independent health research firm.

2015/2016 Best in KLAS Software & Services report, published January 28, 2016, ranks healthcare vendors and their solutions by the professionals who use them healthcare providers.  The McKesson Lab information system moved up from its second place ranking in 2014, overtaking Epics Beaker LIS to achieve first place for 2015/2016.

Although this is a mature market, we continue to innovate year over year with McKesson Lab to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers, and this ranking reflects the output of that effort, said Nimesh Shah, President of Enterprise Information Solutions for McKesson. Our teams remain focused on technology modernization, product quality and support excellence. And our customers have acknowledged the value of these improvements to their operations.

Developed for laboratories by laboratory professionals, McKesson Lab is a highly flexible software solution that works for a perse range of laboratory environments hospital, reference, hybrid, outreach, forensic and industrial. The solution is adaptable to many healthcare settings, from single to multiple facilities, and to each inpidual facilitys specific workflow requirements.

The McKesson solution is a good fit for Ardent Health Services in Nashville, Tenn., according to Sherri Raymer, Lead Laboratory Analyst. For our organizations needs, McKesson Lab has proven to be a highly robust and flexible LIS, Raymer said. It is intuitive and easy to learn but allows us to design highly customized workflows when we need them. And without question, we have found our McKesson Lab Support team to be second to none in terms of responsiveness and expertise.

KLAS is a healthcare technology research firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure vendors. Working with thousands of healthcare executives from hospitals and clinics worldwide, KLAS collects performance feedback to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistics that provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry.

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 11th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson partners 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 www.mckesson.com.

About KLAS

KLAS is a research and insights firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by amplifying the provider's voice. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data and insights on software, services, and medical equipment to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.