McKesson Provider Technologies will "try to redeploy" employees following the announcement that it is discontinuing its Horizon Enterprise Revenue Management program and laying off 174 people.
McKesson division looks for new roles for laid-off employees
"We're trying to be as empathetic as we can," said Dave Souerwine, president of McKesson Provider Technologies, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based division of McKesson Corp., San Francisco. "(Horizon) turned out to be a project that we needed to end, but we still need people and we'll try to redeploy as many as possible."
As part of a strategic plan to streamline some of the company's offerings, leaders at McKesson Provider Technologies decided to discontinue its Horizon revenue-cycle management product. Instead, the company will focus on the revenue-cycle solution offered within its Paragon hospital information system and on its legacy revenue-cycle products, Souerwine said in an interview. McKesson's Paragon business unit is based in Charlotte, N.C.
"We made the decision that we could meet customers' needs with a different project, Souerwine said of Paragon.
McKesson is making efforts to place the employees—most of whom are software developers—in other business units within the company, he added. The company is planning a redeployment fair, where hiring managers will interview people on site.
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