November 23, 2010
Below is the McKesson UK News archive
McKesson awarded "IT Supplier of the Year"
November 23, 2010
McKesson UK, the trusted healthcare IT solutions and services
specialist has been awarded 'IT Supplier of the Year' by The
British Computer Society (BCS) & Computing UK IT Industry
The award recognises McKesson's outstanding achievements and
contributions in delivering innovative IT solutions and services to
healthcare organisations across the country.
McKesson is devoted to advancing the success of its customers
and partners, by delivering workforce, enterprise medical imaging
solutions, clinical and patient information management and
evidence-based clinical decision support systems. Underpinned by
essential IT managed services, HR and payroll shared services and
professional services, their solutions are designed to make a
difference to the business, quality and productivity of healthcare.
McKesson has intricate knowledge of the NHS derived from leading
the implementation of the only successful national IT solution for
healthcare to be deployed on time and on budget across England
and Wales - the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) which pays 7%
of the working population in England and Wales, a workforce of
more than 1.4 million NHS employees.
The British Computer Society (BCS) & Computing IT Industry
Awards are the leading hallmark of success amongst practitioners
in the IT industry today which recognise, promote and acclaim
excellence, professionalism, innovation and the outstanding
achievements to which individuals and groups contribute. Judges
commented on McKesson winning IT supplier of the year stating,
"McKesson demonstrated that it has made a major commitment to
the NHS and its products and services have made a real difference
to healthcare in the UK."
David Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of the BCS, The Chartered
Institute for IT, said, "This has been another exceptional year for the
awards, with winners drawn from a wide range of industries. They
have once again highlighted that IT is truly embedded in our society
and brings tremendous benefits to all aspects of life from industry
healthcare through to entertainment and security."
Clarke adds, "As the Chartered Institute for IT, we offer our
congratulations to all of those who took part and in particular the
medalists and winners. To qualify as a finalist is terrific; to win is an
absolutely fantastic achievement in these highly contested awards."
Adrian Wookey, VP Service Delivery, McKesson, concludes, "This
award is a tremendous honour and is a testament to all the hard
work and dedication that each and every person at McKesson has
contributed over the years. McKesson will continue to deliver
excellence and reliability through continued product innovation and
proven results. McKesson will maintain its ongoing commitment to
provide trusted healthcare technology solutions and services to the
NHS now and long into the future."