McKesson VITAL Platform 7.2 Helps Payers Coordinate Care to Improve Consumer Health

  McKesson VITAL Platform 7.2 Helps Payers Coordinate Care to Improve Consumer

Latest release of integrated care management workflow software from McKesson
enhances communication and functionality, helps payers focus resources

Business Wire

WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- August 29, 2013

McKesson has released the latest version of its care management workflow
software technology, the McKesson VITAL Platform, featuring enhanced
functionality that helps payers better support the health of their members.
Based on over 10 years of experience in delivering case and disease management
services on behalf of payer customers, McKesson has added new enhancements to
the VITAL Platform. Advancements in version 7.2 help payers analyze and work
with their populations, identify at-risk and high-risk members, understand
member gaps in care, and prioritize members for outreach. The latest version
of the VITAL Platform also allows payers to dynamically generate comprehensive
assessments covering 41 different conditions or disease states. With these
enhancements, the VITAL Platform 7.2 helps improve the ability of payers to
deliver holistic, member-centered programs that are the foundation of unified
care management.

“In this era of healthcare reform, payers are looking for robust solutions
that help them coordinate care and put their members on the road to better
health,” said Naoise Colgan, Vice President of Care Management Solutions for
McKesson Care Management. “The VITAL Platform supports that need by
integrating utilization, disease and case management into a single workflow.
No longer do payers have to move records or work in multiple systems to
compile a member’s complete healthcare profile. With the VITAL Platform and
its single member record and care plan, payers get a 360-degree view of a
member’s health information and needs, and can optimally target their care
management resources. Doing so will help improve member health and lower
medical and administrative costs.”

Version 7.2 of the VITAL Platform includes the latest version of InterQual^®
Coordinated Care Content, which uses evidence-based clinical content to
develop an integrated care plan specific to each member to support
whole-person health management. InterQual Coordinated Care Content version 4
helps manage the care of patients with high-risk conditions and complex cases
as well as mitigate readmissions, enabling payers to prioritize their members
for outreach and objectively measure care management program performance over

Integrated with the VITAL Platform 7.2 is the data output from the VITAL
Identification & Stratification service, which identifies and stratifies those
high risk members who will benefit most from a care management program. The
service, which is customizable and specific to each payer or health plan, uses
a proprietary predictive model to give payers the business intelligence they
need to leverage their care management resources more effectively. The VITAL
Platform also offers flexibility to easily connect with other identification
and stratification software.

Further key enhancements in the new version of the VITAL Platform include:

  *Bi-directional information exchange between the member and their care
    manager through integration with the McKesson VITAL Consumer Portal
  *Expanded letter-based communications, with the ability to associate
    correspondence with a case or assessment

For more information on McKesson Care Management and the VITAL Platform
version 7.2, please visit our Web site.

About McKesson Corporation

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


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Michelle Malgesini, Marketing, 303-664-6410
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