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Tyler charts course at McKesson

Chain Drug Review | July 8, 2019

CEO Brian Tyler sits down with Chain Drug Review to discuss how innovation and technology will move McKesson forward.

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McKesson’s New HQ Home is Irving, Texas

North Dallas Gazette | April 9, 2019

McKesson has made it official; they are a Texas-based company as of April 1. Hundreds of employees celebrated the milestone at their Las Colinas corporate headquarters.

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What is the role of the CTO at McKesson Technology?

Information Age | April 10, 2019

Andrew Zitney explores his role as SVP, CTO of McKesson Technology: how it's changing and how to free up the IT department and developer teams.

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Wholesaler report: Targeted medicines and the state of partnerships

Medical Marketing & Media | March 12, 2019

Executives from McKesson and Cardinal Health discuss the shift toward targeted medicines and current and future partnerships.

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Partnering to navigate change: McKesson’s staying power comes from adaptation

Drug Store News | February 19, 2019

McKesson looks to help its customers — whose ranks in the pharmacy world run the gamut from national chains such as Walmart to independent players— navigate a constantly changing landscape.

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Nationwide RX-alert system needed, says McKesson CEO

San Francisco Chronicle | July 25, 2018

As the nation grapples with the opioid health crisis, McKesson has taken many steps to help contribute to finding a long-term and lasting solution.

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Realizing Blockchain’s Security Potential Takes Work, Drug Companies Find

Wall Street Journal | May 25, 2018

Pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors are interested in the security capabilities inherent in blockchain, such as automatic encryption. But initial tests show that to make blockchain work in the supply chain, generic implementations aren’t enough.

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McKesson pledges $100M, Creates foundation to fight opioid epidemic

Drug Store News | March 29, 2018

McKesson on Thursday pledged $100 million toward combating the opioid epidemic through the formation of a foundation dedicated to addressing the crisis.

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It’s California’s second richest company, but you probably haven’t heard of it

Sacramento Bee | January 11, 2018

McKesson is not only California’s second-largest company, with nearly $200 billion in annual revenues, but also the fifth-largest company in America. A massive health care middleman, McKesson distributes pharmaceuticals and other supplies from manufacturers to doctors and hospitals.


If prices are kept hidden, consumers can’t take more responsibility for their health care costs

STAT | September 5, 2017

The stark contrast between buying a car and buying healthcare could not be more different. How could health care – far more personal and important than buying a car – be so much worse?

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2017 Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executives

Financial Times | May 2017

As one of its most senior executives, Bansi is a core member of McKesson’s Chairman’s Diversity Council, which is responsible for the enterprise’s diversity strategy. Bansi makes himself available as a mentor to all employees, particularly BAME men and women, to help them understand the myriad, often opaque, ways in which their careers can be more challenging to navigate than those of others.

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Meet 2017’s Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business

San Francisco Business Times | May 4, 2017

Our annual Most Influential Women in Business publication honors the Bay Area's female leaders across a range of business industries. This year we celebrated women who are leaders in real estate, finance, technology, medicine, law, education and other fields. They all share these central traits: drive, passion and a commitment to excellence.

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Health Mart helps its pharmacies get an edge

Chain Drug Review | April 28, 2017

Health Mart’s Pathway to Better Pharmacy Performance and Profit is helping its more than 4,800 stores shift clinical pharmacy operations and performance to improve their financials and grow their business, says president Steve Courtman. Introduced at last year’s McKesson ideaShare meeting in Chicago, the Health Mart Pathway provides a step-by-step road map to help independent pharmacies thrive in an increasingly competitive and challenging field.

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McKesson's $157M Irving campus prescribes health for up to 2,500 workers

Dallas Business Journal | April 12, 2017

Pharmaceutical giant McKesson Corp. has moved into its new $157 million campus in Las Colinas, bringing more than 1,200 employees — with plans to hire more than a thousand additional employees in the next few years. The two-building, 525,000-square-foot campus near State Highway 161 and State Highway 114 in Irving will bring some healthy office options to its growing employee base, said McKesson CEO John Hammergren.

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McKesson and Change complete tech merger

Modern Healthcare | March 2, 2017

Drug distributor McKesson's technology business has officially merged with Change Healthcare, a revenue cycle and analytics firm. The two companies announced the closing of the multi-billion-dollar deal Thursday before the market opened. The new company will be called Change Healthcare, combining nearly all of Nashville-based Change's business with the majority of San Francisco-based McKesson's technology business.


Is Paid Family Leave Becoming a New Standard for Employers?

Society for Human Resource Management | February 22, 2017

Following one of the most contentious presidential elections in U.S. history, it is easy to overlook that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agreed on one important workplace issue: For the first time, both the Democratic and Republican candidates put forth proposals supporting national paid family leave. Perhaps that’s a reflection of the fact that most Americans—regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum—favor a paid and universally mandated family-leave law, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.

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McKesson Named #1 Most Admired Company in Healthcare Wholesale Industry

Fortune | February 2017

The annual Most Admired Companies ranking measures corporate reputation and performance against nine key attributes: quality of management; quality of products/services offered; innovativeness; value as a long-term investment; soundness of financial position; ability to attract, develop, and keep talented people; responsibility to the community and/or the environment; wise use of corporate assets; and effectiveness in conducting its business globally.

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A New Tool to Analyze Medical Records

Wall Street Journal | January 25, 2017

Health-care companies are collecting more data on patients yet, they are struggling to realize its full value because much of it can’t be analyzed in a traditional database. McKesson Corp., the drug distributor and health-care technology firm, says it is developing a new analytics tool that could help solve that problem for oncologists.

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Health-care Giant McKesson Breaking Ground on 271,000-square-foot Facility on Reservation

The Arizona Republic | November 30, 2016

Health-care giant McKesson Corp. is moving its Arizona regional headquarters into a new building on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community that could house almost 60 percent more employees than it currently has in Scottsdale. The San Francisco-based Fortune 500 health-care services and technology firm will move 1,400 employees from the Scottsdale Galleria to its new facility in the Chaparral Commerce Center next year.

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Mulling Bold Bets, VCs Do More Vetting Via Science

Wall Street Journal | October 17, 2016

Tech entrepreneurs moving into medicine have fueled much of the growth. Yet health-care newbies are often surprised at the industry’s complexity and long sales cycles, some investors said. One diligence red flag is the tech entrepreneur who won’t hire experienced health-care hands for fear they represent old-line thinking, said Tom Rodgers, head of McKesson Ventures.

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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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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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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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Doctor 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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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.