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McKesson Health Solutions Named Finalist for PACT IT Innovator Award of Excellence

Today McKesson Health Solutions announced that it is a finalist for the IT Innovator Award of Excellence Enterprise Award issued by the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), a not-for-profit organization for IT, clean tech, and life sciences companies. The award identifies leaders who have applied technology in an innovative way to solve a business problem or advance business goals. Nominees must demonstrate success in applying or integrating next-generation technology (e.g., mobile, business intelligence, process automation) in a unique application.

PACT selected McKesson Health Solutions for its Clear Coverage™ with Molecular Diagnostics Criteria (MDx), which helps healthcare professionals determine which diagnostic test or medical procedure is medically appropriate, whether it’s covered, and where it can be performed.

“McKesson is the first company to bring this level of automation for clinical guidelines and coverage determination between payer, physicians and labs to the market,” said Mike Wood, Senior Vice President and CIO of McKesson Health Solutions. “Clear Coverage with MDx is well positioned to address some of the major issues targeted through healthcare reform by streamlining processes and helping ensure patients receive appropriate care.”

The Enterprise Awards are presented in partnership with KPMG LLP, the Delaware Valley’s leading accounting firm to emerging growth companies. It recognizes leadership and honors outstanding achievement in the technology and life sciences industries throughout the Philadelphia region. Finalists in each of the 11 award categories were selected by a distinguished independent panel of judges. The winner for each of these categories will be announced at the Gala on May 8th in Valley Forge, PA.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized as a leading healthcare IT industry innovator by PACT,” said Ian Gordon, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Decision Management for McKesson Health Solutions. “This is a testament to the hard work and creativity of our team who made Clear Coverage with MDx a reality.”

For more information on McKesson Health Solutions, please visit our Web site, hear from our experts at MHSdialogue and follow us on Twitter @McKesson_MHS.

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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. We partner 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 us at www.mckesson.com.

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