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McKesson recovers after a costly Q3 in 2014

By Adam Rubenfire  |  February 06, 2015

Healthcare giant McKesson Corp. reported markedly higher net earnings in its fiscal third quarter after incurring several significant one-time charges during the same period in its fiscal 2014.

New investments in digital health double in 2014

By Darius Tahir  |  December 29, 2014

Approximately $6.5 billion in new funding flowed into the digital health space in 2014, more than double the previous year's haul of $2.9 billion, according to data from digital healthcare accelerator StartUp Health. But investors placed their bets on fewer companies. Only 459 companies received...

McKesson joins health IT venture capital field

By Darius Tahir  |  December 13, 2014

Healthcare giant McKesson Corp. plans an aggressive move into venture capital funding for healthcare technology, planning to commit several hundred million dollars over the next five to eight years and hiring a VC industry veteran to head its VC initiative.

McKesson makes aggressive move into health IT venture capital

By Darius Tahir  |  December 11, 2014

Healthcare giant McKesson Corp. plans an aggressive move into venture capital funding for healthcare technology, expecting to commit several hundred million dollars to the effort over the next five to eight years, and hiring long-time venture capitalist Tom Rodgers as managing director of strategic...

Argonaut initiative launches electronic health info exchange

By Joseph Conn  |  December 06, 2014

Efforts to bring an Internet-based solution to healthcare's lackluster capability to exchange electronic information has gained momentum with the cooperation of five rival developers of electronic health-record companies and four large, tech-savvy health systems.

Billionaires see potential in healthcare stocks

By Bob Herman  |  November 26, 2014

Healthcare stocks are attracting the big-money crowd, a sign that serious investors think there's money to be made in the sector, according to one tracker of where billionaires invest.

Interoperability isn't keeping many providers up at night, survey indicates

By Joseph Conn  |  November 06, 2014

Most healthcare providers feel pretty good about the progress they've made on the path toward interoperability of their healthcare information technology, even though the majority of them know they still have a long way to go to achieve full information exchange.

McKesson sees rebound in acquisition, gains from hep C drug distribution

McKesson sees rebound in acquisition, gains from hep C drug distribution

By Rachel Landen  |  October 29, 2014

McKesson Corp.'s earnings rebounded during the second quarter of its fiscal year as its Celesio acquisition and growth in market share helped the San Francisco-based company realize $469 million in net income. Being an authorized distributor of Sovaldi likely helped as well.

Despite challenges, panels see progress on healthcare interoperability

Despite challenges, panels see progress on healthcare interoperability

By Joseph Conn  |  October 15, 2014

There is interoperability in American healthcare, more than is generally thought, a federal health IT official and multiple advisers noted during a rare joint meeting Wednesday of the two main federally chartered health information technology advisory panels.

McKesson pays $18 million to settle CDC shipping allegations

McKesson pays $18 million to settle CDC shipping allegations

By Bob Herman  |  August 08, 2014

McKesson Corp. will pay the federal government $18 million to settle allegations tied to a whistle-blower lawsuit. The suit involved a company shipping contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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