McKesson's VP Paul Julian comments on how-to build an effective healthcare management team
The age old healthcare question of “how-to” assemble the best healthcare management team has been debated, attempted and debated again, only to result in the various versions of leadership we see today throughout the healthcare industry. Major players within healthcare like Cardinal Health, Microsoft, Dell Healthcare, IBM Healthcare and McKesson Health Solutions obviously employ systems that work— not to mention systems that should be emulated by other healthcare businesses.
Executives have followed companies like McKesson, in order to monitor its decisions surrounding its leadership team, and the strategies it uses in order to stay ahead of this ever-changing industry. Commenting on the acquisition and focus of its C-level and executive level staff, McKesson has commented on its recruitment strategies:
"The specialty market-and community oncology in particular-is a core strategic focus for McKesson, and we look forward to further strengthening our position by empowering the science and delivery of community-based patient care," said Paul Julian, executive vice president and group president, McKesson. "Marc and his team will build upon McKesson Specialty Health's commitment to running a physician-focused organization, focused on keeping community-based practices financially healthy and at the forefront of excellent, efficient care delivery."
Since appointing Marc Owen as McKesson’s president in 2012, Julian and his colleagues have gone above and beyond in terms of recruiting and cultivating a lean and experienced management team. From such a powerhouse of healthcare technology and innovation like McKesson, these important business personnel have given inside tips into how one can acquire and manage an effective management team amiss such a cutthroat industry.
McKesson’s CEO commented on his new president by saying, "Marc's breadth of knowledge, astute strategic insights, and sharp business acumen have played an instrumental role in driving McKesson's success over the past decade," said John H. Hammergren, chairman and CEO, McKesson Corporation. "With his deep understanding of the provider, payer and manufacturer markets, Marc is uniquely qualified to lead McKesson Specialty Health as it navigates the rapidly-changing specialty sector."
In simplified terms, best-in-class healthcare executive recruitment strategies are as follows:
1. Match expertise with experience in your execs
2. Keep a varied and balanced Board of Directors
3. Scout your competition for potential candidates
Vuram launches automated app to track COVID-19 supplies
A new app that tracks COVID-19 supplies in real time time has launched.
Built by hyper-automation services company Vuram, Trackable can monitor the progress of vaccines, oxygen cylinders, PPE, and masks as they move through the supply chain.
The app's features include street view to facilitate coordination between drivers, and trained facial recognition software powered by Microsoft Azure to ensure goods are only handled by authorised personnel.
Other functions include:
* Demand management for inventories, to prioritise deliveries using automation
* Demand analysis to predict sales trends based on stock levels
* Offline multilingual feature for drivers
* A dashboard to see the status and location of drivers
* Insights on how products are performing in real-time
The team at Vuram built Trackable as part of the Appian World 2021 Online Hackathon, where participants can take their ideas for innovative software and create a custom app. The tracking app went on to win the contest.
“Custom component building is at the heart of this application, and we focussed on making them more creative to provide an improved user experience" said Santosh Kumar, co-developer of Trackable.
"We are happy that we have managed to make it to the top in just a month. On behalf of Vuram, I thank the Appian Hackathon team for their efforts in conducting the event, and my hearty congratulations to all the winners."