McKesson reorganizes business segments to sharpen focus

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McKesson Corp. this week announced that it will continue to report in three segments, but also unveiled some organizational changes to its Pharmaceutical Solutions, Medical-Surgical Solutions, and Provider Technologies business units.

McKesson Provider Technologies combines the operations of McKesson Information Solutions, McKesson Inpatient Automation and the company's Corporate Solutions Group, to - in the company's words - "more strongly focus on the needs of the provider marketplace for integrated technology solutions."

The Clinical Auditing and Compliance division, which sells software to payors for auditing professional claims, has moved from McKesson Information Solutions to an expanded Payor Group that provides products and services to the payor segment of the healthcare market. The new organization should enable McKesson to accelerate its innovation and growth for this market.

The organizational changes became effective at the beginning of McKesson's current fiscal year. McKesson is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter and FY04 financial results on April 29.

On the personnel side, McKesson has named Paul C. Julian as executive vice president and group president for McKesson's U.S. and Canadian pharmaceutical distribution operations and related product and service offerings. Julian previously served as president of McKesson Supply Solutions.

The company also named Pamela Pure as executive vice president and president of McKesson Provider Technologies. She most recently served as COO of McKesson Information Solutions and recently had been named president of that business.