McKesson ideaShare: Shaping the Independent’s Power to Perform

March 30, 2017

Registration now open for the premier education and networking event for community pharmacy owners to improve clinical and financial performance

SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2017 – Registration is now open for McKesson ideaShare 2017, which will take place July 12–16, 2017 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. McKesson ideaShare is an annual conference for independent pharmacists to discover new solutions and technology to successfully compete and grow their businesses. This year, it has been redesigned with an increased focus on connecting independent pharmacies with the tools and expertise needed to improve their clinical, operational and financial performance.

McKesson ideaShare 2017 attendees who register before April 30, 2017, will receive early-bird pricing and access to special discounts, available only at the conference. Online registration is available at

“We’re focusing on giving independent pharmacists and owners the knowledge, tools and resources they need to improve their pharmacy’s performance and maximize profits. This year’s show will highlight Health Mart’s approach to helping independents transform their business by driving improvements in clinical performance and store profitability,” said Steve Courtman, president, Health Mart. “We’ve reimagined the meeting experience to give independent pharmacies more peer-to-peer networking opportunities focused on helping our members run a better business while becoming a preferred destination for patient care.”

Attendees will gain access to industry experts, participate in personalized action-planning activities and network with peers. McKesson ideaShare 2017 will feature the Health Mart® Annual Meeting and more than 30 accredited CE courses designed to deliver the latest ideas and best practices in clinical services, new drug therapies, marketing, merchandising, financial management and succession planning. Attendees will learn tangible skills to gain access to more patients, providers and services that help grow their business. New sessions added this year include an LTC and Specialty Pharmacy Summit, a new Lunch and Learn session, “Expanding Pharmacy Services — Providing Comprehensive Care for Patients with Diabetes,” and a Women in Pharmacy event.

Generics Deal

Registered McKesson ideaShare 2017 attendees will receive a 3% rebate on all McKesson OneStop Generics™ purchases, up to $20,000, from August 2017 through December 2017. For attendees who register by April 30, 2017, the 3% rebate period will be extended through January 2018.

About Health Mart

Ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Chain Drug Store Pharmacies” in the J.D. Power 2016 Pharmacy Satisfaction StudySM, Health Mart is America’s fastest-growing independent pharmacy franchise with more than 4,700 locally owned community pharmacies across all 50 states. Health Mart pharmacists provide personalized care and take the time to help patients understand their prescription-drug coverage, how to safely manage multiple medications, and how to take advantage of lower-cost medication options. As an important member of the healthcare team, Health Mart pharmacists possess strong clinical knowledge and partner with their patients, and their patients’ other healthcare providers, to help them manage and improve patients’ health. The Health Mart franchise is owned by Health Mart Systems, Inc., which is an affiliate of McKesson Corporation. Pharmacists interested in learning more about joining Health Mart can explore Consumers can find a locally owned Health Mart pharmacy by visiting, where you will also find comprehensive online health and wellness information.

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 5th on the FORTUNE 500, is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information technology. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our 70,000 employees across more than 16 countries work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful — all for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named the “Most Admired Company” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly®, and a “Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles” by The National Business Group on Health. For more information, visit

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