McKesson Corporation, a San Francisco, California-based US’ leading pharmaceutical distributor, in a recent press release statement, has announced entering into a partnership agreement with Google Cloud. With this technology collaboration, McKesson expects to further advance the development of next-gen applications and products, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and enhanced analytics as part of the company’s portfolio to transform the care delivery industry.
As per the deal, Google Cloud will now be McKesson’s preferred cloud partner. The California-based McKesson plans to implement the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), which will serve as a concrete foundation for the company’s new infrastructure, platforms, applications, and analytics workloads. Apart from driving increased efficiencies, the company also plans to do some cost-savings with this Google Cloud collaboration.
The McKesson deal is a big win for Google, with McKesson being the sixth largest company on the Fortune 500 list in 2018 with $188 billion in revenues. McKesson recently moved into new headquarters in Dallas, Texas, relocating from San Francisco, California, this month.
“We’re excited to work with Google Cloud to design a cloud infrastructure that frees us up to problem solve for the future of healthcare,” stated Andy Zitney, senior vice-president, CTO of McKesson Technology. “We are accelerating our migration and development process, which means we will be able to deploy new products and features for our customers faster, decreasing our time to value. This collaboration will help us more effectively capture, process, and convert data into actionable business insights – as well as focus on automation freeing our engineers’ and developers’ time.”
“As we evolve to a more digitally-based healthcare environment, cloud computing will change how healthcare organizations deliver quality, affordable services to their patients, members and customers,” explained Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud. “Leveraging Google Cloud’s secure, flexible and connected infrastructure, we believe our collaboration with McKesson will create new solutions that bring significant value to the healthcare ecosystem.”