McKesson announced this morning that Patrick Blake, 45, has been promoted to executive vice president and group president of McKesson Technology Solutions, effective immediately. He replaces Pamela Pure, who left the company in March 2009, with responsibilities over McKesson Provider Technologies, McKesson Health Solutions, RelayHealth, and McKesson’s International Operations Group.
Blake was previously president of McKesson Specialty Care Solutions, its specialty drug distribution services division. He joined the company in 1996 and held previous roles in the company’s drug distribution businesses. He will report to CEO John Hammergren and serve on McKesson’s executive committee.