McKesson Corp. to visit CS on Oct. 16th

Learn about a local software firm, and eat pizza! - Visit with McKesson Corp. Researchers on October 16, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. in CS 150.

Did you know that there's a commercial software firm just down the road in Hadley? McKesson is the world's largest healthcare services company with more than $90 billion in annual sales. Their office started in the 70s as Amherst Associates, a spin-off company from the UMass School of Public Health. Their software caught the attention first of HBO&Company and then McKesson who acquired them in 1998. They're in the Performance Management/Business Intelligence domain, keywords "Eclipse, Hibernate, Java, Oracle, MSSQL server, webserver" and more.

Over the years, they've hired UMass students as interns, and many of their employees are alums. They currently have open entry level (new BA/BS) positions in software engineering, testing, and technical support, as well as internships appropriate for undergrads. They think it's time they developed a closer relationship with the Computer Science department. On Thursday, October 16, 4 members of R&D - including their newest UMass hire - will come to talk with you about McKesson, their Hadley office, and their technology, and enjoy pizza.

Please join McKesson, 4-5pm on October 16, 2008 in CS room 150.

McKesson Researchers: Jim Dahrouge, Sally Waisbrot, Steve Yarrows, Kevin Peret ('08) - R&D

About McKesson:

McKesson is a Fortune 500 company with a large facility in Hadley, MA. The company is a member of our Department's Industrial Affiliates Program and is interested in working with our students.

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 18th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to helping its customers deliver high-quality healthcare by reducing costs, streamlining processes, and improving the quality and safety of patient care. McKesson is the longest-operating company in healthcare today, and in 2008 is marking 175 years of continuous operations. Over the course of its history, McKesson has grown by providing pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management across the spectrum of care; healthcare information technology for hospitals, physicians, homecare and payors; hospital and retail pharmacy automation; and services for manufacturers and payors designed to improve outcomes for patients. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.