Board Level CIO |

Kathy McElligott, CIO of McKesson

September 19, 2016

Among other topics, Kathy discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

    • The balance in a federated business model between shared services and independent business units
    • Interoperability in the healthcare industry
    • IT’s role in effectively using data analytics across the businesses/enterprise
    • Board service
    • Creation of technology hubs across the country to attract talent
    • Relationship between McKesson Ventures (VC), IT, McKesson business units and startups

Kathy McElligott’s Biography

Kathy is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer of McKesson Corporation, a healthcare services and information technology company currently ranked 5th on the FORTUNE 500 which provides pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. In so doing, it partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others to deliver better care to patients in every setting. As CIO, McElligott is responsible for all technology initiatives within the corporation. As CTO, McElligott guides the overall technology direction for the company’s healthcare technology products, and provides support and guidance for application development processes companywide.

Prior to McKesson, McElligott served as the CIO of Emerson, a St. Louis-based global manufacturing and technology company, where she managed the company’s information technology strategy and information security for its global operations. Previously, McElligott spent 22 years with General Electric, holding multiple information systems leadership roles, ultimately becoming CIO of supply chain for GE Aircraft Engines.

McElligott was recently appointed to the board of directors at ArcBest, a publicly traded $2.6B freight transportation and logistics company and also serves as board member for Connections to Success, an organization that encourages disadvantaged men and women to achieve economic self-reliance.
McElligott holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in computer science from Kent State University and a master’s degree in business management from Xavier University.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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