San Francisco-based health information technology firm McKesson Corp. is planning to buy Emendo Ltd., a New Zealand-based provider of patient forecasting solutions, for an undisclosed sum.

Emendo’s software helps hospitals predict patient demand and adjust their staffing and resources accordingly, reducing a key source of waste across the U.S. health care system, the company announced in a news release.

“The potential savings and increased revenues from improved management of staff and other key assets are especially attractive as pressure mounts to reduce costs,” said Chris Bauleke, president of health systems performance management at McKesson Provider Technologies, which is based in Alpharetta.

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