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McKesson chooses Google Cloud to help it chart a course to the future

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From centralizing data management to using artificial intelligence (AI) to make healthcare predictions, advances in technology are transforming all medical disciplines. And as healthcare organizations strive to keep up with increasing patient expectations, many are looking to the cloud to find new ways to deliver quality, affordable services to patients, members and customers.

Today, we are thrilled to announce that McKesson has selected Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider. A Fortune 6 company, McKesson is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information technology. Its aim is to deliver more value to its customers and the healthcare industry—quickly and efficiently—through common platforms and resources.

McKesson will take advantage of Google Cloud in numerous ways. The company will use Google Cloud Platform’s managed services, as well as healthcare-specific services such as the Cloud Healthcare API, to help enhance its platforms and applications. It will use analytics on Google Cloud to make data-driven decisions for product manufacturing, specialty drug distribution, and pharmacy retail operations. Also, McKesson will migrate and modernize the mission critical SAP environment it uses to run its business to Google Cloud. Through the power of the cloud, McKesson hopes to create and modernize next generation solutions to deliver better healthcare—one patient at a time.

“This partnership will support our continued digital transformation,” said Andrew Zitney, senior vice-president, CTO of McKesson Technology. “It will not only accelerate and expand our strategic objectives, it will also help fuel next generation innovation by driving new technologies, advancing new business models and delivering insights.”

As we evolve to a more digitally-based healthcare environment, cloud computing will change how healthcare providers deliver quality, affordable services to their patients, members and customers. We believe our collaboration with McKesson will bring significant value to the healthcare ecosystem by building on Google Cloud’s secure, flexible and connected infrastructure to create and deploy better healthcare solutions.