Akyuz to lead McKesson’s medical imaging business

Erkan Akyuz has been named president of McKesson Technology Solutions' Imaging & Workflow Solutions. Well known in imaging circles, Akyuz most recently served as president and CEO of Vital Images, Inc; previously, he was executive vice president and chief technology officer at Agfa Healthcare.

“McKesson is committed to breaking down information silos and improving the quality and cost effectiveness of care delivery,” said Pat Blake, executive vice president and group president, McKesson Technology Solutions, in a prepared statement. “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.”

McKesson’s Imaging & Workflow Solutions group provides enterprise medical imaging solutions for radiology and cardiology, image repositories, and workflow and professional services solutions. The division is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, with offices in Tel Aviv, the United States, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Akyuz holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Turkish Naval Academy, a master’s degree in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, France.