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Take control of your non-acute care continuum.

Take the next step in building a stronger non-acute supply chain

No two health systems are the same. Big or small, each depends on a supply chain that can support all of its non-acute care sites – from the doctor’s office to the patient’s home. At McKesson, we understand your needs are unique. Together, we can help you take the necessary steps to build a stronger health system. The journey begins here. Get access to:

  • More than 40,000 medical-surgical supplies
  • The latest medical equipment
  • The right pharmaceuticals for your patient population
  • A point-of-care testing program that enables better patient outcomes
  • Access to real-time data to make better business decisions
Did you know?
95% of patient visits take place in non-acute care sites. Is your supply chain prepared to keep up with this demand?

We can help you take the next step

Take the lead in building a unique supply chain customized for your needs. We simplify back-office workflows through automated processes. We provide better analytics to help you gain visibility into data to increase compliance and uncover standardization opportunities. We also provide next day delivery, better service levels and support for backorders.

Take control in removing excess costs. We help align your supply sourcing to your GPO strategies. Reduce expenses, eliminate waste and manage a more cost-effective product formulary with our help. What’s more, we can help identify revenue generation opportunities like implementing point-of-care testing and reimbursement tools.

Take the next step to deliver better care across your non-acute continuum. Spend more time with patients and less time managing your supply chain. We help support quality care and patient access through a patient home delivery program, patient care programs for chronic care management, infection prevention and help in avoiding readmissions.

Achieve better outcomes when you align stakeholders across your non-acute to achieve your organizational goals. Lean on Six Sigma and project management experts for process assessments, evaluation and recommendations.

Every health system is different. Your supply chain should be, too

With McKesson, you never have to wonder what the next step is. We’re experts in non-acute, and have designed a powerful roadmap that helps organizations like yours build a supply chain that meets the needs of your business, your staff and, most of all – your patients.

Build operations that work for all of your non-acute sites.

Make sure your operational model is designed to meet the specific needs of each of the individual care settings. In the non-acute settings, it’s not a one-size-fits-all model. From the delivery model to the enabling technologies, supply chain has to evaluate and make critical decisions on which solution helps to drive down operational expenses while improving staff productivity. It’s extremely important that clinic staff spend their time on patient care and not on PAR levels.

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Make smart decisions with customized analytics that bring you the information you need.

What are the ordering trends across your non-acute settings? Do you know the rate of usage of your most frequently ordered supplies? Having this data readily accessible can enable you to predict and automate future orders so that clinicians can focus on patient care instead of on product inventory.

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Automate processes so your staff can spend more time with patients, and less time on paperwork.

How automated are your current non-acute supply chain processes? Automation is paramount to keeping costs down, and the quality of care up, according to Liz Hayes, Health Systems Technology Manager at McKesson. If you can automate back-end office functions, like procurement, you give more time back to the clinicians to spend on patient care and improve provider satisfaction.

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Create a supply cost management plan that helps you make the most of your contracts.

Do you have a strategy that drives your underlying product cost decisions? Is it based on GPO compliance or on the lowest cost? How are you leveraging your aggregated volume to negotiate vendor contracts? How are you operationalizing these cost source strategies? Negotiating a great contract is just the beginning when it comes to driving down the cost of products.

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Gain better visibility so you know what’s happening at each non-acute facility.

How does visibility into your system’s non-acute settings drive overall business goals? “As care moves out of the acute setting and into specialized non-acute settings, it becomes even more critical to ensure supply chain financial and decision support in those care settings,” states Jacob Hookom, Vice President of Customer Experience, Information Technology at McKesson. “This visibility helps improve your bottom line, and can help identify and measure operational efficiencies, care standardization, and contract compliance outside the four walls of the facility.”

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Find opportunities to save money by standardizing products.

How does your system ensure that all non-acute locations are on formulary, and are meeting compliance goals? Although non-acute settings vary, there is still room for standardization of supply chain processes. The process of standardizing non-acute supply chain operations begins with the quality and scope of the data and analytics available to those responsible for supply chain operations.

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Reduce readmissions with post-acute and home care programs.

How and where are medical supplies currently delivered to your organization’s post-acute care settings? If post-acute supplies are not being delivered directly to clinicians or patients at the point-of-care (including home health settings), clinicians may be wasting valuable time chasing down supplies, or patients may not have the necessary products to care for themselves properly at home.

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Get better results by moving lab testing closer to patients.

How focused is your lab strategy on workflow efficiency as it relates to operational, clinical and financial feasibility? How integrated are your supply chain and lab functions – do they work together to impact revenue, increase patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes?

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Strengthen your Rx supply chain with one of the industry’s largest portfolios of products.

How does your health system ensure that non-acute clinicians are meeting formulary and regulatory requirements for ordering, managing, dispensing pharmaceuticals, as well as disposing of unused drugs? How many suppliers are involved in providing pharmaceuticals to non-acute sites? The pharmaceutical supply chain is yet another area in which consolidation of suppliers and standardization leads to synergies across all settings.

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Lead change across your health system and experience better outcomes.

Healthcare is always changing. Effectively managing through these changes requires great alignment of stakeholders and processes. Do you speak the same language as your stakeholders? Do you understand their goals? Do they understand how you can help them achieve those goals? One of your greatest challenges might be getting buy-in from the many stakeholders across the non-acute continuum. If so, you’re not alone.

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“The non-acute side is a different ballgame. There’s a reason I want a non-acute specialist like McKesson handling my business. It’s the same reason we have medical specialists in our system. They know their area of expertise better.”
– Supply chain leader for a northeast health system

Solutions & resources for every care setting

Medical Practices
 Surgery Centers
 Community Health Centers
 Urgent Care Centers
 Physician Office Labs
Hospital Labs
 Home Health Agencies
Long Term Care Facilities
 Home Medical Equipment

Preparing for New USP General Chapter <800> Requirements at Your Health System


December 1, 2019 will be here before you know it. Is your non-acute facility in compliance with the new USP General Chapter <800> regulation for handling hazardous drugs? Help get your health system ready by learning how to prepare for USP <800>.


Featured Tools

McKesson Business Analytics℠
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McKesson Inventory Manager
Manage your perpetual inventory and maintain PAR levels for your medical, lab, office and janitorial supplies.
McKesson ScanManager℠
Eliminate manual data entry of ordering and managing supplies. Our handheld barcode supply management system helps you regulate inventory volume, maximize shelf space and keep tighter controls on your inventory.
McKesson CSOSManager℠
Order controlled substances electronically, avoiding delays and manual paperwork, with McKesson CSOSManager℠.
McKesson Implant Manager
Automate tracking, recording and reporting of your center's intraocular lens (IOL) inventory. Implant Manager is an innovative web-based solution that uses barcode scanning to help you automate tedious and manual tasks so you can spend more time focused on your patients.
McKesson Quality One™
McKesson Quality One™ offers you an innovative, web-based tool to manage the quality assurance (QA) processes at your facility, in virtually every discipline, every day.

Featured Services

Distribution Services

With more than 900 delivery professionals across the nation and the largest delivery vehicle fleet, we strive to provide unparalleled distribution services to get you the products you need, when you need them.

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Business Solutions Network

Improve business performance with our network of trusted solutions including analytics and consulting, training, practice management, value-based care and more. Learn more about our network of solution providers and how they can help.

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Featured Product Categories

  • Pharmaceuticals
    McKesson Medical-Surgical offers pharmaceuticals including insulin, antibiotics, anticoagulant, flu vaccine, anesthetics, sodium chloride, and more prescription drugs.
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  • Clinical Laboratory
    McKesson Medical-Surgical delivers laboratory supplies including reagents, lab equipment, lab glassware, eye wash solution, specimen collection, and lab supplies.
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  • Diagnostic Instruments and Supplies
    McKesson Medical-Surgical offers a full portfolio of diagnostic products including thermometers, stethoscopes, scales, defibrillators, blood pressure monitors, and more.
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  • Apparel
    McKesson Medical-Surgical offers a comprehensive portfolio of medical apparel including scrubs, compression socks, face masks, lab coats, slipper socks, and more.
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  • Gloves
    McKesson Medical-Surgical offers a comprehensive portfolio of exam gloves including nitrile gloves, latex gloves, vinyl gloves, surgical gloves, and medical gloves.
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  • Needles and Syringes
    McKesson Medical-Surgical delivers needles and syringes including hypodermic needles, syringe needles, sharps containers, and more.
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  • IV Therapy
    McKesson Medical-Surgical offers IV therapy supplies including cannulas, IV bags, IV catheters, IV pole, IV pumps, IV sets, IV needles, infusion sets, IV tubing, and more.
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  • Sterilization
    McKesson Medical-Surgical delivers sterilization supplies including biological indicators, sterilization pouches, indicator tape, autoclave tape, and medical supplies.
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  • Housekeeping
    McKesson Medical-Surgical delivers housekeeping supplies including cleaners, deodorizers, detergents, mops, sponges, toilet paper and more.
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Want to learn more about how we can help you take control of your non-acute care continuum? Contact us today.