Jeffrey Kao Named Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Information & Technology Services for McKesson Specialty Health and The US Oncology Network

THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
McKesson
Specialty Health and The
US Oncology Network today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Kao
as chief information officer and senior vice president, Information &
Technology Services.

“Jeff has a proven track record in planning, building and deploying
industry-leading technologies – both internally and externally,” said
Marc Owen, president, McKesson Specialty Health. “We believe that Jeff
is the right person to guide our organization to the next stage of
healthcare technology innovation, and help our customers and The US
Oncology Network physicians achieve their clinical and operational goals
in a safe, efficient manner.”

As chief information officer and senior vice president, Information &
Technology Services, Jeff will be responsible for overseeing all support
technologies for practices in The US Oncology Network, overseeing the
internal technology infrastructure and delivering innovative, advanced
technology solutions to support the many physicians and customers that
McKesson Specialty Health serves.

“Technology has the potential to drive quality patient care, and Jeff’s
expertise will be beneficial in supporting The US Oncology Network’s
vision of delivering the best possible care to our patients,” said
Michael Seiden, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president and chief medical
officer, McKesson Specialty Health and The US Oncology Network. “We are
pleased to welcome him to our organization and look forward to what we
will do together.”

Until recently, Jeff served as senior vice president and chief
information officer for Coventry Health Care, Inc., where he led all
aspects of IT including application development, infrastructure, data
analytics, medical management, information risk management and corporate
systems. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
from the University of Washington, and his master’s in engineering and
computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He will be
based in The Woodlands, Tex.

McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation, empowers
the community patient care delivery system by helping community
practices advance the science, technology and quality of care. Through
innovative clinical, research, business and operational solutions,
facilitated by integrated technology systems, we focus on improving the
financial health of our customers so they may provide the best care to
their patients. For more information, visit www.mckessonspecialtyhealth.com.

The US Oncology Network is one of the nation’s largest networks of
integrated, community-based oncology practices dedicated to advancing
high-quality, evidence-based cancer care. A physician-led organization,
The US Oncology Network unites like-minded physicians and clinicians
around a common vision of improving patient outcomes and quality of
life. Leveraging healthcare information technology, shared best
practices, evidence-based guidelines and quality measurements,
physicians within The US Oncology Network are pioneering new ways to
achieve this vision. The US Oncology Network is committed to
strengthening patient access to integrated care in local communities
across the nation, including collaboration with a variety of payers,
hospitals and academic institutions. The US Oncology Network is
supported by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson
Corporation focused on empowering a vibrant and sustainable community
patient care delivery system. For more information, visit www.usoncology.com.

McKesson Specialty HealthClaire Crye, 281-863-6783claire.crye@mckesson.com

Source: McKesson Specialty Health