Frost & Sullivan Praises McKesson for Innovating, Expanding and Harmonizing its Solutions in Line with the Needs of Enterprise-Wide Medical Imaging Informatics

— McKesson helps deliver broader value by making imaging-related information more accessible, comprehensive, relevant and actionable

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its ongoing analysis of the medical imaging informatics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes McKesson Technology Solutions with the 2014 North American Award for Company of the Year in Medical Imaging Workflow Solutions. As a leading vendor of market solutions, McKesson has been highly proactive over the past several years in aligning its product portfolio with emerging care delivery models, while preparing customers to transition to higher levels of operational efficiency and quality outcomes.

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Since the passing of the American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA) in February 2009, McKesson has been intelligently innovating its solutions and services. The company appears to be keeping pace better than the competition with the rapid changes affecting its medical imaging customers. It has been able to evolve as a vendor of choice among both current and prospective customers, while growing organically through synergistic acquisitions and strategic partnerships.

Now, more than ever, the feasibility of a true patient-centric longitudinal patient record hinges on the availability of a solid vendor-neutral foundational architecture, with medical imaging as a key component. McKesson addressed this need with its McKesson Enterprise Image Repository™, which provides a vendor-neutral IT platform supporting open IT ecosystems needed for next-generation imaging informatics. The enterprise repository features a robust back-end that is uncoupled from the front-end diagnostic and zero-footprint clinical viewers to help unify an otherwise disparate multi-vendor, multi-picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and multi-facility environment.

"These new products provide customers with efficient viewing and image exchange capabilities within and beyond the core imaging enterprise," said Frost & Sullivan Industry Principal Nadim Michel Daher. "Based on industry standards, McKesson’s neutral enterprise architecture intelligently brings together a relevant view of patient data from disparate vendor networks into a single integration point for the sites. These solutions have helped solidify McKesson’s value proposition to each stakeholder in the medical imaging value chain."

The company further entrenched its market value by acquiring peerVue’s Qualitative Intelligence Communication System (QICS™), a best-of-breed quality workflow solution used by many facilities and resold by many vendors. QICS is a workflow engine that helps streamline communication between various enterprise stakeholders. It leverages interoperability to help enhance the mechanisms of collaboration and the overall workflow productivity of the imaging enterprise to enable more efficient communication, patient management and higher quality of care across the continuum of care.

"McKesson’s enterprise medical imaging solution has proven its ability to maximize workflow productivity and minimize total cost of ownership for imaging IT providers," observed Daher. "With a powerful portfolio of imaging, integration, archive and workflow solutions, and offering cost-effective, value-enhancing technology and services, the company continues to demonstrate its competitiveness in the enterprise imaging informatics market."

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation. The award recognizes a high degree of innovation with products and technologies, and the resulting leadership in terms of customer value and market penetration.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

About McKesson Corporation

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 15th 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

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