McKesson Medical-Surgical and ILÚM Health Solutions Announce Distribution Alliance in Community Hospital Market
McKesson recognizes the strategic importance of innovative technology in the health care continuum, and has steadily accelerated its investment and growth in laboratory diagnostics over the past several years. “Through this alliance, we aim to help community hospitals overcome challenges related to the development and execution of effective antibiotic stewardship programs,” said Paul Edwards, managing director, ILÚM Health Solutions. “Studies show that the rate of antibiotic use in community hospitals is on par with academic medical centers.i This underscores the need for a technology solution that unlocks electronic patient data in order to help community hospitals maximize resources, meet national standards, and improve patient care.”. “We’re excited to partner with ILÚM and help represent its industry-leading dedicated Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) technology in the community hospital market,” said Doug Shaver, senior vice-president and general manager, McKesson Laboratory Solutions.