NEWTON, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Today, McKesson Health Solutions (MHS) announced that Ian Gordon, former president and CEO of Topaz Shared Services, has joined the company’s executive team as senior vice president and general manager for Decision Management. In his new role, Mr. Gordon will head the Decision Management business for MHS and will help lead the evolution of the company’s innovative payer-provider collaboration agenda and technologies. Mr. Gordon will report to Emad Rizk, M.D., president of McKesson Health Solutions, replacing Matthew Zubiller, who has been promoted to vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development.
“InterQual is truly an industry-leading solution, having been in the market for well over 35 years”
A distinguished industry veteran, Mr. Gordon has held pivotal roles in leading health insurance, workers’ compensation and financial services institutions. Prior to his tenure at Topaz Shared Services, Mr. Gordon served as COO of BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina and president and COO of Meritain Health. He has also held senior leadership positions at Concentra Preferred Systems, UnitedHealthcare and Aetna.
“Ian brings to our team a customer-centric view and 21 years of senior experience as a top payer market executive,” said Dr. Rizk. “His decision management and industry expertise are unparalleled and will be crucial as we operationalize new collaborative technologies, such as coverage decision management, with clients across the payer and provider spectrum. Ian’s understanding of the challenges ahead will help us take our point-of-care decision support tools to the next level of market adoption, penetration, acceptance and capability.”
Powered by the market-leading InterQual® clinical content and software portfolio, McKesson Decision Management brings payers and providers together with evidence-based intelligence that supports optimal care and coverage decisions. It also includes advanced diagnostics solutions which help health plans manage molecular diagnostics decisions by supporting data-sharing between physicians, laboratories and health plans. Over 300 managed care and 4,100 provider and government organizations now use InterQual solutions. Combined, this represents 86% of all U.S. hospital discharges and 95% of all reasons for admissions, procedures and imaging studies. InterQual is also used by 95% of the top 100 hospitals in America, as ranked by the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® program.
“InterQual is truly an industry-leading solution, having been in the market for well over 35 years,” said Ian Gordon. “Nothing else comes close to so fully ensuring that people get the right care at the right time in the right setting. And the next vista for our industry is smart decision support tools at the point of care, such as Clear Coverage™, which is redefining payer-provider collaboration for authorizations. I’m thrilled to be joining McKesson Health Solutions at this exciting yet challenging time, as we clear the way to a better future for healthcare.”
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McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson 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 us at www.mckesson.com.
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