McKesson VITAL Care Management Recognized as a Major Player in the U.S. for Care Management

McKesson VITAL Care Management Recognized as a Major Player in the U.S. for Care Management

McKesson Health SolutionsMichelle Malgesini, 303-664-6410

McKesson Health Solutions, a business unit of McKesson Corporation focused on delivering leading technology solutions to the payer, provider and government markets, today announced that IDC Health Insights named it a “major player” in care management. McKesson Health Solutions has been supporting health plans and states nationwide in implementing successful care management programs for nearly twenty years.

The IDC Health Insights report , Document # HI235803, July 2012, examined the capabilities and strategies of nine leading care management vendors and positioned McKesson Health Solutions as a major player. IDC Health Insights’ assessment of care management vendors represents its opinion on which companies are well positioned today through current capabilities and which are best positioned to gain market share in the coming years.

The IDC Health Insights report commended McKesson Health Solutions for its industry market history and clinical and solution depth; breadth of capabilities and solutions, including health and wellness; evidence-based clinical content; provider, network and payment assets; strong history of providing care management services; and dedicated customer base.

Delivered as , McKesson’s offering is comprised of a platform that includes predictive modeling, segmentation, and utilization, disease and case management workflow; engagement tools such as consumer and provider portals and program communications; nurse advice line and support; and business insight tools and consultants. McKesson VITAL Care Management programs are third-party validated in helping to deliver better health to patients and better business health to payers.

Traditional care management is evolving into a strategic health management solution, and successful vendors are expanding functionality and services in response, according to the IDC Health Insights report. “Health plans need care management solutions with the capacity and flexibility to engage and communicate with consumers and providers, deliver disease and case management initiatives, and provide integrated analytics and outcomes analysis,” said Janice W. Young, Program Director, IDC Health Insights' Payer IT Strategies, and author of the report.

“We are pleased to be recognized by IDC Health Insights as a major player in the care management industry,” said Judy Smythe, senior vice president and general manager, McKesson Health Solutions. “This IDC Health Insights report acknowledges our strong market experience and strategic commitment to deliver care management solutions that are easy to use, interoperable with other solutions, and flexible to changing industry demands.”

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 .

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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