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Medical Oncology Association of Southern California Purchasing Network (MPN) Names Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions as its Primary Healthcare Solutions Partner
Date:6/27/2012

UPLAND, Calif. and DUBLIN, Ohio, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical Oncology Association of Southern California (MOASC) Purchasing Network, Inc. (MPN) today announced that it has selected Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions as its primary healthcare solutions partner, effective July 1, 2012. 

Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions provides clinical, reimbursement and distribution services to help health care professionals, payors and pharmaceutical and biotech companies deliver quality, cost-effective care to patients with complex diseases.

The MPN's parent organization, MOASC, is the largest oncology society in its region, with more than 320 physicians across 120 oncology practice locations. The organization's mission is to ensure cancer patients continue to have access to quality cancer care from community oncologists.  

"After an extensive evaluation of potential partners, we determined that Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions will deliver the best economic value, personalized, agile customer service and most innovative approach to our member practices," said Dr. Varun Gupta, president, MPN. "We're excited to work in partnership with Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions to navigate the growing complexities of oncology practice management so our members can continue to move their businesses forward."

Through these new agreements, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions will provide MOASC members with reliable, on-time delivery for life-saving chemotherapy, biologic and supportive care medications. MOASC members will have the opportunity to access proprietary technology and practice management tools to help optimize their businesses and improve operational efficiency, including Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions' innovative point-of-care decision and regimen support tools. 

"We're thrilled to expand our relationship with MOASC, and to focus our partnership through our clinical, technology and practice management expertise to help MOASC members do what they do best: deliver high-quality care to patients," said Meghan Fitzgerald, president, Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions. "We also look forward to partnering closely with MOASC members to develop and implement innovative new technology and support tools that will help them to continue to build strong, healthy community practices that thrive in today's changing healthcare landscape."

About The Medical Oncology Association of Southern California, Inc.
Since 1990, the mission of MOASC is to "advance and protect the ability of cancer patients to obtain, and the ability of the oncologist to provide optimal cancer care." Membership is more than 320  oncologists in California and surrounding states.  MOASC has succeeded in affecting payer policy, thereby assisting the community oncologist to provide appropriate care to their patients. MOASC is viewed by federal and state policy-makers and payers as representative of the California oncology community.  Not only through the incorporation of this contracting network (MCN), but also through the incorporation of a group purchasing network (MPN), MOASC assists and educates its membership to ensure access to care to the California cancer patient.  www.moasc.org

About Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions
Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions provides regulatory, clinical, reimbursement, technology and distribution services to help health care professionals, payors and pharmaceutical and biotech companies improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of caring for patients who are managing complex diseases.  Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions partners with customers to alleviate day-to-day administrative burdens, optimize business functions and to implement new innovations that move their businesses forward.  To learn more, visit www.cardinalhealth.com/specialtysolutions.

About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $103 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while  reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 60,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #21 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.


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