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

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.

About McKesson Specialty Health

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.

About The US Oncology Network

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.

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