McKesson welcomes new president for medical imaging
May 21, 2014
RICHMOND, B.C. – McKesson Technology Solutions, a leading provider of healthcare IT and enterprise medical imaging solutions, is pleased to announce that Erkan Akyuz (pictured) will be joining the organization as President, Imaging & Workflow Solutions (IWS). Erkan brings extensive industry knowledge and hands-on leadership experience to the group.
Based in Richmond, B.C., and with offices in Tel Aviv, United States, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, the Imaging & Workflow Solutions group is an important part of McKesson’s Technology Solutions business. The business unit supplies enterprise medical imaging solutions for radiology, cardiology, image repositories, workflow (QICS) and professional services to healthcare providers of all sizes and complexities.
“As healthcare continues to evolve and value-based care presents both challenges and opportunities for our customers, we must deliver flexible, interoperable products and services that meet their needs,” says Pat Blake, executive vice president and group president, McKesson Technology Solutions.
“McKesson is committed to breaking down information silos and improving the quality and cost effectiveness of care delivery. Erkan brings extensive industry experience, strong leadership and a focus on customer success to the imaging and workflow solution team and I am confident that this will help advance our leadership position in the healthcare IT market.”
Most recently Erkan was President and Chief Executive Officer at Vital Images Inc and Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Agfa HealthCare, a $1.6 billion subsidiary of Agfa, with oversight of the Imaging Informatics business. Erkan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Turkish Naval Academy, a Master of Science in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, France.
“McKesson has a long and proven history in the industry, bringing the right solutions to their customers and helping them as they adapt to the changes and external influences. I am excited to become part of such a dynamic and forward-thinking organization,” says Erkan, “And I am specifically pleased to become part of the imaging and workflow business and team. With proven solutions in medical imaging, workflow and image repository, combined with the long-standing commitment to support and services, I am confident that we will continue to advance our customers’ strategic initiatives that help ensure their growth and improve patient care.”
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 www.mckesson.com.