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Discontinue vs Cancel req – Paragon

What is the difference?


Type Discontinue order Cancel req
When? Submitted orders, active orders that have a future request unsubmitted orders, add pending, change pending, hold pending- basically orders that have not been processed
What cannot be cancelled Single execute orders that have been completed cannot be discontinued Single orders that have been processed
Radiology DO NOT USE cancel radiology orders that have not been executed
Dietary dietary orders that have been processed diet orders that are pending processing

Medication reconciliation – a Paragon user manual


  • Medication reconcilliation (med rec) is not just a regulatory requirement but is an essential safety procedure. It ensures that the current medication list is consistent with the planed list. Med rec should be done on admission, change in level of care during an admission and on discharge.
  • Every hospital stay will have one admission and one discharge med rec but may have many transfer med recs
  • Every modern EMR has a med rec process as does McKesson Paragon
  • Med rec does not have to be completed by one provider or all at the same time. Partially completed med rec can be saved as a Draft. This allows admitting and consulting physicians to verify the med rec prior to discharge or transfer.
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Changing dosing frequency – Paragon

If the desired dose and/or frequency of the drug is not easily available remember that you can have full access to these by clicking on “edit full order”.

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Adding an addendum to a progress note – Paragon

An addendum progress note can be added to a signed note by clicking the “add addendum” button while in the open signed note. Continue reading

Adding a covering physician – Paragon

Setting up a coverage list takes a few steps. Though seemingly complicated at first it can be very flexible. Continue reading

Bring your own computer – Paragon

I have been getting more interest from clinicians wanting to bring their own computers to the hospital. Though there are many advantages to using your own computer it is by no means mandatory.
Some tips for those interested:

  • It is okay to bring your own computer. Both Windows and Macs work.
  • Though you may physically be in the hospital you will login as though you were outside the building i.e. remote access.
  • Log on to the GuestMD wifi network, contact support for the password.
  • go to https://access.centegra.com. The link to remote access is on this website under Doctor -> Remote Access Paragon
  • login as usual

This will create a secure encrypted VPN tunnel to paragon
For more detail on remote access including information on downloading and installing Citrix.

Radiology viewer in now online – Paragon

Radiology studies can now be viewed in Paragon.

Go to Results → Radiology

Then click on the camera icon next to the study under the “Img” column or if in a report the camera icon in the upper left hand corner.

Radiology iconThis should launch a viewer similar to the one below. The controls are on the left hand column. Click on the image below to see an enlarged view.

PACS viewer paragon


List of Paragon Ordersets

The list of Paragon ordersets is available under Doctor -> Paragon Orderset List

New Order sets for AM labs

New order sets are available for AM Labs, one for AM Labs Daily x 3 Days, and one for STAT Labs, all of which can be saved as favorites.