McKesson to acquire Awarix

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McKesson Corporation today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Awarix Inc., one of the first companies to offer an enterprise patient care visibility system. The Awarix solution is designed to drive a high-quality, efficient experience for each patient while providing real-time feedback to the care team for better management of capacity and patient throughput. The solution identifies and helps to eliminate the bottlenecks that delay treatment and extend the patient stay. To highlight activity and patient status, the system provides color-coded, at-a-glance views of the hospital’s floor plan mounted throughout the facility.

The acquisition is expected to close by the end of July, subject to customary conditions.

“The enterprise patient care visibility system is a new category of healthcare technology focused on delivering accurate, real-time information to speed clinical decision time, reduce care delays, and manage scarce resources,” said Pamela Pure, president of McKesson Technology Solutions and executive vice president of McKesson. “Our customers have requested systems that can help maximize throughput and associated revenue while recommending the most efficient strategy to move a patient through the care process. This solution provides visibility, and visibility equals efficiency. The addition of the Awarix solution reinforces McKesson’s goal of providing customers with technology to improve performance.”