McKesson forms new specialty health division

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — McKesson on Monday announced the creation of a new division: McKesson Specialty Health.

Less than a year ago, McKesson Corporation acquired US Oncology with a vision of enhancing its customer offerings. Through integrated technology offerings, including iKnowMed, a top-ranked Web-based oncology electronic health record, and the Lynx Mobile drug inventory management system, McKesson Specialty Health hopes to improve the financial health of its customers, while empowering them to advance the science, quality and efficiency of patient care.

"Through innovative technology, clinical support and business solutions, McKesson Specialty Health offers the broadest and deepest suite of services available today, all focused on improving the health of community practices and the patients they serve," McKesson Specialty Health CEO Bruce Broussard. "We are thousands of committed experts who believe that the long-term vibrancy of community practices will be achieved through the leadership of physicians committed to clinical excellence and innovation," he said. "Our mission is to strengthen the community patient care delivery system through our deep clinical, operational and technological expertise."

"We have taken the best of McKesson Specialty Care Solutions and US Oncology to create McKesson Specialty Health, an organization that can truly help the community-based care system achieve better health," McKesson Specialty Helath president Mark Walchirk said. "Our customers now have even more ways to engage with us as suits their needs, better enabling them to secure their own future at the forefront of excellent, high-quality and efficient patient care."