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McKesson Ranks 8 on 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100

McKesson Corporation, the nation’s largest healthcare services and information technology company, today announced that it ranked eight on this year’s InformationWeek Elite 100 – a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S. The full list can be found on http://www.informationweek.com/elite100.

McKesson was recognized for its development of McKesson OneCloud, an internally developed private and public cloud capability used in the development of internal and customer-facing solutions. OneCloud enables McKesson technologists to meet the demands for secure, regulated exchange of healthcare information, while providing the organization with low-cost agile development environments. Taking advantage of economies of scale with OneCloud, the organization can more easily leverage newer technologies to drive business growth, lower costs and reduce development time to more quickly bring solutions to market.

“McKesson is honored to be recognized as one of today’s top technology innovators,” said Randy Spratt, chief information officer and chief technology officer, McKesson. “As a leader in healthcare, McKesson is committed to evolving our business through the innovative use of technology to shape the future of healthcare and to help our customers and their patients achieve better health.”

OneCloud is a self-service business model serving as the platform for the next generation of McKesson’s products and services. With OneCloud, McKesson business and technology workers can quickly provision new cloud servers or business applications in just minutes. The project speeds up the delivery of business and technology apps used by McKesson’s business units, who in turn serve the company’s external customers, without compromising on security or technology standards. Through OneCloud, McKesson is able to meet the needs of today’s healthcare customers as they seek to improve the health of the patients they serve.

“The digital business movement is a force CIOs can't ignore. Just as Amazon.com transformed the retail industry, Netflix changed the face of movie distribution, and Orbitz and others reinvented travel planning, new digital companies, technologies, and business models will shake up a range of other industries, from healthcare to manufacturing to higher education. Digital businesses are adept at using the web in conjunction with mobile, social, analytics, and other technologies to not only boost sales, but also change their relationships with customers. The 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100 highlights companies that are leading this digital business revolution, redefining business models and reshaping industries,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston.

This is InformationWeek’s 26th year identifying and honoring the nation's most innovative users of information technology. For 2014, this assessment was narrowed to a more elite 100 organizations. Our InformationWeek Elite 100 research tracks the technology-based investments, strategies, and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek Elite 100 spotlights the power of business technology innovation.

Additional details on the InformationWeek Elite 100 can be found online at http://www.informationweek.com/elite100.

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th 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 www.mckesson.com.

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