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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.

McKesson sees earnings drop on international and one-time charges

McKesson sees earnings drop on international and one-time charges

By Rachel Landen  |  July 31, 2014

McKesson Corp.'s earnings fell 5% in its fiscal first quarter, despite double-digit growth in its distribution segment, as charges related to its international technology business and certain one-time items dragged down the company's bottom line.

Video Interview | Accretive Health's new CEO, Dr. Emad Rizk

Video Interview | Accretive Health's new CEO, Dr. Emad Rizk

July 11, 2014

Dr. Emad Rizk is set to assume leadership of hospital revenue-management company Accretive Health on July 21. Modern Healthcare recently interviewed Rizk about the revolution afoot in healthcare payment, with providers on a fast and rocky path from fee-for-service to value- based models.

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