McKesson Recognized for Technology Innovation on InformationWeek’s 2016 “Elite 100” List

May 03, 2016

McKesson recognized for data compression and improving response times

SAN FRANCISCO -- May 3, 2016 – McKesson Corporation today announced that it was named a top 100 company on this year’s InformationWeek Elite 100 – a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S.

InformationWeek recognized McKesson for its “Business Warehouse and SAP Modernization Project,” which updated McKesson’s technology platform, addressed current demands and positioned the business for growth, specifically so that McKesson’s Pharmaceutical business unit could further scale its operations to support its growth.

“McKesson’s strong enterprise technology team continues to raise the bar, and the Business Warehouse and SAP Modernization Project is just one example of the team developing new and more effective methods of data collection and analysis that were not previously possible,” said Kathy McElligott, EVP, CIO and CTO, McKesson Corporation. “McKesson is honored to be recognized by InformationWeek as one of today’s top technology innovators.”

McKesson worked with an extensive group of partners, including SAP, to implement a scalable business intelligence solution using SAP HANA that ultimately reduced complexity and improved agility and response times. As a result, McKesson can monitor and measure business operations in real time, increase scalability and reduce total cost of ownership.

Delivering more than one-third of the nation’s pharmaceuticals with speed and accuracy is just one example of how McKesson plays a vital role in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare industry. Unlocking the value of the data to provide valuable insights allows the company to react quickly to the rapid changes taking place in the healthcare industry. Meanwhile, the business is able to reduce the cost and complexity of the underlying systems to streamline operations.

“As business success becomes even more dependent on the ability to innovate in information technology, being represented on the InformationWeek Elite 100 list is one of the biggest honors a company can achieve,” said Susan Nunziata, editorial director of InformationWeek. “It’s a validation of efforts by the business to make IT a game changer.”

This is InformationWeek’s 28th year identifying and honoring the nation's most innovative users of information technology. For 2016, this assessment was narrowed to an elite 100 organizations based on the technology-based investments, strategies and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Additional details on the InformationWeek Elite 100, including the complete list of winners, can be found online at

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 11th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit

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