Ashfield Engage Enhances Patient Solutions Services in Canada


Acquires Medaxis, a patient engagement company

Ashfield Engage, part of UDG Healthcare plc, has purchased Medaxis, a patient engagement services partner for the life sciences sector that offers services to healthcare professionals and patients.

This deal happens to align with Ashfield Engage’s vision, who has patient solutions programs that focus on patient engagement, education and consulting. The acquisition is expected to boost its capabilities in Canada, as the firm will be bringing on 40 Medaxis employees. Medaxis’ founder, Annie Joncas, will continue her leadership role as the newly appointed director of patient solutions for Ashfield Engage Canada, and will also become part of the Patient Solutions Global Center of Excellence.

The parties have extensively worked together on various projects—this strategic collaboration, Ashfield Engage says, will allow it to provide tailored solutions across the country.

“Medaxis knows the Canadian healthcare industry extremely well, and we’re delighted to welcome its team to Ashfield Engage,” notes Jason Erickson, managing director, Ashfield Engage Canada. “By unifying Medaxis’s unique insight with our own resources, we can strengthen the support we offer to clients in Canada, expand our service offering and ultimately, create a greater impact for our clients and their patients.”

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