McKesson acquires health-IT firm Awarix

Awarix, a Birmingham, Ala., developer of patient-care IT systems, agreed to sell itself to healthcare-system giant McKesson for an undisclosed amount. Awarix develops “patient-care visibility systems,” which track the location and status of hospital patients via ultrasound and RFID tags. The company raised $3 million last year from New Capital Partners, Waveland NCP Alabama Ventures, Stonehenge Capital Fund Alabama, and Advantage Capital Alabama Partners.