Mediware® Announces Relationship with McKesson for CareTend Integration

McKesson Medical-Surgical to provide distribution services for CareTend® HME, IV, and specialty pharmacy software customers

Lenexa, KS, October 27, 2016 – Mediware Information Systems, Inc., a provider of comprehensive post-acute healthcare software, announces that it has entered into an agreement with McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc., a leading national distributor for home medical equipment, home infusion, and specialty pharmacy, as an integrated solution provider (ISP). CareTend software provides hme, home infusion, and specialty pharmacy customers with reporting, workflow, and inventory management capabilities. Integration with McKesson Medical-Surgical expands access to real-time pricing, inventory and delivery notifications, and analytics.

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“We are thrilled about the new relationship with McKesson, which will help providers manage their medical supplies and equipment as well as pharmaceutical ordering and packaging needs all in real-time,” says Paul O’Toole, vice president and general manager of the Home Care Solutions division of Mediware. “We are eager for our CareTend customers to benefit from the software integration so they can eliminate manual entry of purchasing and let the software do the hard work for them,” adds O’Toole.

“At McKesson Medical-Surgical we are committed to helping our Home Care customers reduce supply chain costs with better inventory management, use our national distribution network to reduce delivery expense, and help eliminate duplication of order entry through billing. We believe this new relationship with Mediware and its CareTend software will help us deliver on these commitments.” says Jeff Bowman, Vice President, Home Care Sales for McKesson Medical-Surgical.

About Mediware:
Mediware delivers interoperable best-of-breed software systems that improve efficiencies and address safety concerns, enabling healthcare organizations to improve care processes while decreasing costs. Core Mediware solutions include blood management technologies for hospitals and blood centers; cell therapy solutions for cord blood banks, cancer treatment centers, and research facilities; medication management solutions for hospitals, behavioral health facilities, infusion and specialty pharmacy providers; business intelligence-based performance management solutions for clinical, regulatory and financial aspects of the broader healthcare market; and rehabilitation therapy and respiratory care solutions. For more information about Mediware products and services, visit our website at www.mediware.com.

About McKesson Medical-Surgical:

McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc. is an affiliate of the McKesson Corporation. McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 5th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson Medical-Surgical works with health systems, physician offices, extended care providers, in-home patients, labs, payers and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson Medical-Surgical 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 mms.mckesson.com.

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