Software automates meeting logistics management
PROTON(TM) automated meeting logistics management system is designed for field use by local pharmaceutical sales representatives. It offers rules-based compliance with OIG and pharma guidelines and regulations with modules that are configurable to company policies. Use of configurable dashboard metrics enables real time management of meeting activities, speaker utilization, and budgets. Out of pocket expenses are reduced through centralized venue contracting repository and bidding process.
WOODBRIDGE, N.J., March 9 / — HealthSTAR Communications, Inc. announces the launch of PROTON(TM), a provisionally patented, automated meeting logistics management system for field use aimed at improving performance, reducing costs, and assuring compliance.
“While all automated meetings systems are designed to improve the productivity and efficiencies of the local pharmaceutical sales representative, only the PROTON(TM) system offers unique, proprietary features resulting in improved prospective compliance enforcement, additional cost savings and quicker reconciliation allowing for more efficient use of company resources,” says Jim Sivori, Chief Financial Officer HealthSTAR Communications, Inc. “The use of the configurable dashboard metrics enables real time management of any and all meetings activities, speaker utilization, and budgets. This is especially helpful when limits are placed on resources that have been hard to manage in the past.”
The key differentiating features that set the PROTON(TM) system apart from other field logistics programs are the following:
o Ease-of-use by representatives in the field who have become more
involved in managing promotional meetings;
o Prospective, rules-based compliance with OIG and Pharma guidelines and
regulations with modules that are configurable to company policies;
o Automated venue sourcing resulting in up to a 10% savings on pass-
through expenses; and,
o Financial reconciliation in 3 to 7 days post program through a unique
HealthSTAR/American Express automated process.
“Management no longer has to struggle with the difficult, risky, and costly task of cobbling together disparate data sources, months after programs have occurred,” says Sivori. “Management can improve decision making performances and actively manage field budgets with real time information due to speedy reconciliation projections, which are calculated on committed funds.”
PROTON(TM) controls all aspects of pharmaceutical field speaker programs from the very beginning, and out of pocket expenses are reduced through the PROTON(TM) comprehensive centralized venue contracting repository and unique bidding process.
About HealthSTAR Communications, Inc.
HealthSTAR Communications is one of the largest marketing services networks in the industry. Its sixteen integrated and complementary divisions provide a comprehensive portfolio of traditional and unique services. The HealthSTAR companies have worked with over 96 different pharmaceutical and healthcare manufacturers representing over 207 brands. HealthSTAR’s mission is to significantly improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare communications. HealthSTAR offers a full range of marketing services to reach and communicate with all of the stakeholders in healthcare: providers, consumers, purchasers and managers. The company is privately held and based in Woodbridge, N.J. Learn more about HealthSTAR Communications at www.healthstarCOM.com
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