DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions on Monday announced the acquisition of privately held Sonexus Health, a Dallas-based company that offers a range of patient access and specialty commercialization services.
“The addition of Sonexus Health to our portfolio brings us even closer to the patient by enabling us to provide a next generation solution to help clients ensure that patients who need specialty medications can get faster access to them and the right services to improve clinical outcomes,” said Scott Howell, SVP clinical affairs for Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions. “Our combined core competencies further strengthen our efforts to help payors, physician practices and biopharmaceutical manufacturers navigate the growing complexity of specialty care.”
Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions clients will now have access to Sonexus Health’s patient services "hub," which serves as a patient and physician practice support center that:
- Reduces administrative burdens by working with patients, physician offices and insurance companies to facilitate treatment coverage and coordinate the medication reimbursement process;
- Improves patient access by identifying appropriate copay assistance and free-drug programs that can make specialty medications more affordable;
- Also improves patient access by delivering medications — based on manufacturer guidelines — with efficiency and supply chain integrity; and
- Helps improve patient outcomes by delivering disease education and medication compliance programs.
In addition, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions clients will have access to expanded third-party logistics services, enabling them to send higher volumes of smaller parcel shipments directly to physician offices, clinics and hospitals.
The base of Sonexus Health’s operations will remain in Dallas, and customers will continue to be served in the same service model currently offered.