HISTALK2.com just posted about the earnings, downloadbesttorrentblog.ru and the email fiasco complete with a link to the email thread on this site. PARAGON clients listen up.....
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Pizza... Good post guys. Us in the upper executive house JHH, PJ, JB, JSW, LS, EB, BN, KM...except JB and especially JSW doesn't really deserve to be on the executive house. Just a perpetuant to why this house got brought down,
: That's an interesting interpretation of past events. In reality HzERM was cancelled because the number of offshore resources working on the product, combined with inept management constantly changing requirements, combined with low-skilled technical people onshore, resulted in the product always being behind schedule and not meeting customer expectations. It was a text-book case of how not to architect an application.
Contrasting with that, Paragon had a comparatively happy customer base that expected (and received) upgrades and bug-fixes on a regular basis. This is the primary reason it ranked first in Klas ratings for many years. Yes, the product has problems in some areas, but the core has been solid for a number of years. There were quality product managers who actually met and spoke with customers and who had the kind of hospital-based experience that is key to developing good systems. And there were QA teams that did a good job at ensuring that the requirements were met. The majority of those skilled managers are now gone.
The corporate focus that transitioned from HzErm to Paragon made a fatal error when their technical 'leadership' chose to ignore the existing desktop applications which had driven revenue for almost ten years. Paragon could have become a cutting edge platform that met the needs of 21st century users. Instead, management chose to focus investment dollars and technical resources on packing new functionality into a web application that is too complex and overbuilt to be easily used.
On top of that, they brought in a large number of former HzERM managers and executives who insisted that they knew best. Despite having been largely responsible for the downfall of HzERM in the first place. Then they brought in Agile and offshore resources, as they did with HzERM, many of whom are simply unqualified technically and appear to be learning on-the-job.
The teams that built this product are being dismantled and let go. McKesson Paragon customers are quickly recognizing that this is not a company worth doing business with, at all, and this will impact the laughable revenue projections for FY2017 and FY2018. Our customers deserved better. Our employees deserved better.
Here, have a slice of pizza.
Horizon did not destroy Paragon. McKesson corrupt Atlanta management along with the backing from SF McKesson Parent destroyed the company. I worked in QA, and reported bugs, and those bugs were closed as working as designed. Then the customers reported the same issues I reported before the software went live. This was reported to Management and HR, and they refused to stop the madness. They allowed bad software to be deployed in the field with lack of care for the patient's it could potentially affect. What is sickening and worse is that some of the people from QA became managers, and they turned their backs on the issues reported, for their own financial gain.
Customers left for the better alternative. Sound solid software solutions that work (EPIC, CERNER). Not buggy McKesson software that the customers new was pushed to them at Go Live events. Because they reported the defects I reported before it went live. Management knew this. They did NOTHING....
Thank god my nightmare with this horrendous vicious management and policies and procedures is over. I pray for the sorry souls left to cover the mess this management allowed, and that same management became wealthy when they knew the problems existed before software deployment in the customer base.
God, these hospitals need to sue McKesson so bad, if they have not already. I'm not sure why the Government has not investigated the corruption with the software and the money they received to supposedly meet ARRA funding. This company is corrupt from TOP down to the management we served.
THIS is the WORST CORRUPT COMPANY out for their own financial wealth. They do not BELIEVE or PRACTICE ICARE.
EMPLOYEES LEFT: PLEASE..... Leave for your own health and peace of mind. This company is OUTRIGHT HOSTILE.
I don't think horizon destroyed Paragon... it was upper management that made the wrong decision to stop development and support of horizon that killed paragon. Paragon was not and I'm sure it's still not ready for Big enterprises. The old time Mckesson do not want a platform that can't be customized like Paragon. Horizon was fully customizable for the customer's benefit and we (McKesson) let them down.
Yet, some customers are choosing to go with EPIC, a platform that is not customizable and yet they are taking the deep plunge in their pockets because they still don't want Paragon. That should be a MASSIVE RED FLAG to upper management.
There are a few leaders within the organization, but most of them are just management (if you don't know the difference, that's a difference story).
I was laid off in the first wave of 2016, I was disappointed, sad, mad, and even depressed for a bit, but I realized that it was a true blessing that I was laid off.
I still miss the friends that I worked with and the friends that reported to me and believe it or not, I still have great memories of the organization that I was in. Anyways, for those of that just got laid off, I'm sorry, but deep down and not even that deep, you knew that was coming. Take your package and I'm sure you'll find something great pretty soon!
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McK Hostage Says:
October 27th, 2016 at 7:04 pm
Yes it is true. Most all Developers and Quality folks working on the “stable” Paragon applications like Patient Management, Accounts Payable, Operating Room, Materials Management, etc. will be let go on March 31. Second re-org of upper management with Horizon mentality in 6 months and new plan is a foggy as ever. No plan put forth for who will take over these “stable” applications but the bet is we will be told to train offshore replacements. And the email leak just added insult to injury. Morale in the toilet but management could care less. A new manager asked on a company call about plans to improve morale today and he said morale was a choice the worker has to make….. SMH. Horizon has effectively destroyed Paragon and clients will pay the ultimate price……..