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Celebrating 25 years of Paragon

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Paragon® began with an idea: To create a more cohesive patient record by combining clinical and financial solutions into one fully integrated solution. Today, Paragon simplifies data management by using a single, fully normalized Microsoft® SQL database as its core architecture. It delivers clinical information and decision support tools at the point of care—while improving clinicians’ experiences. Paragon also provides a comprehensive Workqueue to help clinicians easily locate relevant patient information, presenting the right information at the right time for greater efficiency and improved care delivery. “It’s incredible to think that Paragon grew out of an experiment with PowerBuilder,” said Technical Consultant Nancy Tyree. “It’s great to be a member of such a wonderful team!”

Trina Daywalt, a Platinum Support Consultant who’s been with the Paragon team since its launch, took a moment to reflect on how far the solution has come and how early user needs heavily influenced development. “When Paragon was first released, our users were reluctant to use the [computer] mouse! They wanted to use keyboard functions for everything, so keyboard shortcuts were incorporated throughout many parts of Paragon and still exist today.”

Throughout the past two and half decades the Paragon team has kept a relentless focus on providing next-level healthcare to rural and community hospitals. We know they face unique challenges in the already challenging world of healthcare, and we’re here to help. Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, located in Ridgecrest, California, has been a Paragon client since day one. “The 25-year partnership between Ridgecrest Regional Hospital and Paragon has been nothing short of extraordinary,” said Suann Peitrangelo, Director of IT at Ridgecrest. “Their unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation and collaboration has fueled our mutual success. We look forward to the next chapter of our partnership, as we continue to elevate healthcare standards and make a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients.”

As we look ahead toward the next 25 years, we’re excited to continue our dedication to community and rural hospitals, ensuring their ability to effectively serve their patients. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Paragon and healthcare. If you’d like to learn more about our current features, go here.

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