McKesson Information Solutions has been recognized by KLAS Enterprises Inc. for customer satisfaction and product performance in healthcare information technology.

Three McKesson solutions were named “Best in KLAS” for their No. 1 rankings in the Top 20: 2003 Best in KLAS year-end report issued in December 2003.

Horizon Lab, Horizon Patient Folder, and the combination of Pathways Financial Management and Pathways Materials Management were honored for achieving No. 1 rankings in their respective categories.

“Ranking so highly in a number of categories further demonstrates our continued commitment to providing customers with solutions that solve their problems and help them to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively,” said Jim Nemecek, senior vice president of marketing at McKesson.

Other McKesson products also ranked highly, such as the Horizon Meds Manager, which achieved the No. 2 ranking in the pharmacy category and demonstrated the greatest overall improvement of any pharmacy product measured by KLAS since its 2003 mid-year report card.

In the clinical area, Atlanta-based McKesson placed second with Horizon Clinical Documentation and Horizon Medical Imaging. TrendStar/Pathways Decision Support ranked second in the financial decision support area.

KLAS issues its annual rankings based on interviews with healthcare executives, professionals and clinicians at more than 4,500 acute-care facilities, large clinics and integrated delivery networks. The annual report covered a 13-month period ending in late 2003.

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