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Q+A With The Woman With The Biggest IT Role In The Healthcare Industry

Forbes | September 19, 2016

Kathy McElligott has arguably the largest healthcare technology job in the world. She is both Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer of McKesson.

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McKesson Ventures Joins Shyft Analytics Series B, Bets on Analytics for Pharma

Wall Street Journal | August 30, 2016

McKesson Ventures is joining a $12.5 million financing for Shyft Analytics Inc. and betting that drug companies will increasingly seek out analytical technologies that help them adapt to changes occurring in their industry.

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This Is the Future: Workplaces that Make You Healthier

Fortune | July 13, 2016

When McKesson decided to revamp its headquarters in Richmond, Va., it knew it was time for a radical change. The drug distribution giant also knew it needed a workplace that was not only inspiring but reflected its primary mission: making people healthier.

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McKesson Shares Could Rise 15% or More

Barron's | June 11, 2016

The company has strong cash flow, significant bargaining power, and a strong position in specialty-drug wholesaling, which should produce annualized double-digit earnings growth over the next few years.

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Diversity champions: UPstanding’s top 100 ethnic-minority executives

Financial Times | May 26, 2016

100 executives in the US and UK who have reached senior roles in business while also fighting against discrimination and championing ethnic diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond.


Wal-Mart Pairs With McKesson to Buy Generic Drugs More Cheaply

Bloomberg | May 16, 2016

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s biggest retailer, is joining forces with McKesson Corp., the largest U.S. pharmaceutical distributor, to purchase generic drugs, allowing the two companies to use their collective size to get better prices.

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17 most innovative healthcare companies, as ranked by InformationWeek

Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review | May 3, 2016

InformationWeek has released its latest ranking of the country's most innovative users of business technology, and 17 healthcare companies made the list.

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The Anticipators

Human Resource Executive | May, 2016

Recognizing the need to raise HR’s capabilities to equal those of the rest of the organization, [McKesson’s Jorge] Figueredo set out to transform the function into one with data and analytics at the heart of everything it does.

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The Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business

San Francisco Business Times | April, 2016

CIO/CTO Kathy McElligott and General Counsel honored as two of San Francisco Business Times’ Most Influential Women in Business, representing business leaders in real estate, law, tech, financing, education, health care and many other industries.

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Investors: Dumb Money For Digital Health Will Vanish As Quickly As It Came In

Fast Company | March 2, 2016

You might expect the traditional health care investors to retreat from digital health, and focus their energies elsewhere. But many say they still remain bullish on the space and see potential in a variety of areas.

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A Health Care Giant’s Plan to Outlast Venture Capital

The Information | January 5, 2016

Tom Rodgers thinks the $250 million venture fund he oversees has an advantage in digital health. McKesson has decent visibility into what its customers will buy over the next few years, Mr. Rodgers can afford to invest with a much longer time horizon than the typical venture capitalist.

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McKesson Ventures Bets on Emerging Home-Care Market

Wall Street Journal | November, 2015

Health-care IT was once a backwater market in venture capital, but no more, Mr. Rodgers said. “There are some important problems that need to be solved,” he said. “It’s exciting to see a lot [of] money and investment finally being dedicated to it.”

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Best Performing CEOs in the World: #63 John Hammergren

Harvard Business Review | November, 2015

HBR’s ranking of CEOs is meant to be a measure of enduring success. We track and analyze each CEO’s performance starting from day one of his or her tenure. Our goal is to create a list that gets beyond the most recent quarterly or even annual results and truly evaluates long-term performance.

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McKesson's CIO on the Opportunity in Big-Data Analytics

WSJ | October 25, 2015

McKesson CIO and CTO Kathy McElligott explains how health-care technology can move the business forward by using analytics to help the industry better understand what drives the best outcomes – what treatments, medications and processes – predict outcomes and pay for outcomes.

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Longtime McKesson CIO Says Focus Shifted to Business From IT

WSJ | June 30, 2015

After nearly 40 years in IT, including more than a decade as CIO and CTO at “The job becomes more about brokering and managing your partners just as marketing might broker and manage their partners,” Mr. Spratt told CIO Journal in an interview.

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McKesson Fostering Diversity & Inclusion: Employees. Customers. Suppliers

Savoy | June 18, 2015

“We have clear diversity goals we hold ourselves accountable to as part of a business scorecard. We’re seeing year-over-year improvements that tell us we’re gaining ground, but we wanted to find a way to accelerate it.”

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McKesson Sees Healthy Growth In Prescription Drugs

Investor's Business Daily | June 25, 2015

With seven straight quarters of double-digit sales growth and five straight quarters of double-digit earnings growth, prescription drug and medical supplies distributor McKesson is in its strongest financial run in years.

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McKesson Names Kathy McElligott CIO and CTO

WSJ | June 22, 2015

McKesson Corp. has hired Kathy McElligott to be the drug distributor’s chief information officer and chief technology officer. She will join the company July 20 after five years as CIO at global manufacturer Emerson Electric Co., where she managed technology strategy and information security.

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The 10 biggest health-care companies in the Fortune 500

Fortune | June 20, 2015

McKesson, the largest U.S. pharmaceutical distributor, has been on a roll thanks to rising sales in its wholesale drug distribution segment and its increased stake in Celesio. McKesson first acquired 50.1% of that German company in October 2013, giving the distributor a bigger presence in the global generic-drug market.

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Heroes of the 500: Diane Moore, McKesson Corporation

Fortune | June 12, 2015

Moore decided to make the journey for other parents better than her own. Now “I know it’s volunteer work, but it doesn’t feel like work,” Moore says. “It feels like my daughter died and I can’t let that be the end. This is my way of letting her life have continued purpose.”

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The oldest companies of the Fortune 500

Fortune | June 10, 2015

Consider them the “elder statesmen” of the Fortune500. These are the 13 companies on this year’s list that have been around the longest—all of them for more than 150 years.

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HDMA honors McKesson’s Julian with Nexus Award

Chain Drug Review | June 9, 2015

“Through his participation with HDMA and other industry organizations, Paul has been a tireless champion for the value and efficiencies that distributors provide to the healthcare industry,” HDMA president and chief executive officer John Gray said in a statement. “It has been an honor to work with him, and I congratulate him on this prestigious achievement.”

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Best Places to Work in IT 2015: McKesson

Computerworld | June 2015

The workplace collaboration that exists between business units and the IT department extends to extracurricular activities, such as fitness walks and annual "community days" that bring employees together for charitable activities.

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Doctors Visits are so 2014

Fast Company | January 27, 2015

For scrappy startups, going up against the health care system sometimes seems like an impossible task. But fortunately, other major players in the industry, such as McKesson, are pushing for change as well.

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McKesson makes aggressive move into health IT venture capital

Modern Healthcare | December 11, 2014

Healthcare giant McKesson Corp. plans an aggressive move into venture capital funding for healthcare technology, expecting to commit several hundred million dollars to the effort over the next five to eight years, and hiring long-time venture capitalist Tom Rodgers as managing director of strategic venture capital operations.

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Why Bigger is Better

Barron's | September 20, 2014

Hammergren not only got McKesson's operations and finances back on track, but embarked on a series of savvy acquisitions that transformed the San Francisco-based company into a drug-wholesaling behemoth, giving it greater clout with drug makers and opening doors to new markets at home and abroad.

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McKesson On Tour: Local Health In Every City

Forbes | August 7, 2014

One company believes that its ability to bridge the conversation between payers, providers, innovators and manufacturers can improve health technology and outcomes. Through its Better Health Tour, San Francisco-based McKesson's simple goal is to create conversations between local health innovators and experts that serve as a catalyst for change.

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Health Care Giants Learn From the Little Guys

U.S. News & World Report | June 17, 2014

Pressured by rising costs along with an influx of newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act, and a growing demand to improve quality, efficiency and patient involvement, medicine is facing massive changes and challenges. At the same time, there are also ample new opportunities.

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David-and-Goliath Partnerships Bring Innovation to Health Care

Harvard Business Review | June, 2014

Given the unprecedented level of change gripping the health care industry, large and small health care organizations will need to depend on innovation, creative thinking and sometimes each other to successfully navigate the evolving marketplace.