iPhysicianNet and MedManage Systems Partner to Offer a New Electronic And Voucher Sampling Service to Thousands of U.S. Physicians

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from iPhysicianNet

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 iPhysicianNet, the pharmaceutical industry's leading e-Detailer, and MedManage
 Systems, Inc., an innovator in alternative prescription drug sample
 management, have joined forces to offer pharmaceutical companies a new
 electronic and voucher sampling service that will significantly increase
 physicians' access to product and patient education materials in their
 specific therapeutic categories.  This service will be offered to
 pharmaceutical companies, including existing iPhysicianNet video-detailing
 clients, as well as new sponsorship clients.  Companies will have the
 opportunity to sponsor a therapeutic category on an exclusive basis.
     "iPhysicianNet plans to offer a limited number of pharmaceutical companies
 the opportunity to obtain therapeutic exclusivity for the promotion of
 products via our new electronic and voucher sampling service as well as the
 chance to provide our high prescribing physicians with access to product and
 patient education materials in their specific therapeutic categories,"
 commented Peter J. Moriarty, iPhysicianNet's Chairman and CEO.  "iPhysicianNet
 welcomes MedManage Systems as a partner and recognizes the additional value
 for pharmaceutical companies and physicians by incorporating the eMedSample
 application into our new service offering."
     As with all of its customers, MedManage will provide the sponsoring
 companies with monthly pharmacy tracking reports measuring sample redemption.
 iPhysicianNet will also supply the companies with reports to measure physician
 activity with product information and patient education aspects of the new
 service.
     Currently, MedManage works closely with pharmaceutical companies to
 supplement traditional sampling practices in more than 100 healthcare sites
 nationwide.  By partnering with iPhysicianNet, thousands of physicians in the
 iPhysicianNet national network will be able to obtain sponsoring companies'
 drug sample vouchers online through MedManage Systems.  The vouchers can then
 be redeemed, free of charge, by their patients at more than
 55,000 participating pharmacies.
     The new iPhysicianNet service, which is expected to "go live" on July 1,
 will give Product Managers at pharmaceutical companies a valuable additional
 channel in which to ensure that samples get into the hands of high prescribing
 physicians.  It will also provide them with a means for tracking those
 samples, and of registering a new prescription with each sample voucher rather
 than just expensing the sample as a promotional cost.
     "This agreement between MedManage Systems and iPhysicianNet essentially
 assists physicians in providing better and safer healthcare to their patients,
 while also allowing them to comply with JCAHO accreditation and federal
 requirements regarding drug sampling practices," said Zach Hector, CEO of
 MedManage.  "The innovative voucher system offered via MedManage simplifies
 sample accountability, reduces physical sample liability issues, and makes the
 sample medication more conveniently available to the consumer.  iPhysicianNet,
 an innovator in its field, chose to partner with us because it recognizes the
 value of MedManage Systems' programs in today's health care system."
 
     About iPhysicianNet
     iPhysicianNet created the e-Detailing space, and is unique in providing
 live, face-to-face video detailing.  The system utilizes a network of video
 conferencing equipped personal computers operating through high-speed
 telecommunications lines to provide physicians with access to live
 interactions with pharmaceutical companies, the Internet, e-mail, medical news
 and references, and continuing medical education resources.  The company,
 founded in 1996, is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.  For more information,
 visit www.iphysiciannet.com.
 
     About MedManage Systems
     MedManage Systems, Inc. is a privately held company located in Seattle, WA
 and Short Hills, NJ, dedicated to redefining traditional sampling programs
 with their core product, MedSample.  The company's mission is to become the
 premier partner of pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare organizations
 by offering innovative drug sampling programs that optimize traditional
 sampling practices and generate new prescriptions.  Working in partnership
 with pharmaceutical manufacturers, MedManage tracks sales efforts and collects
 sampling prescription data through its proprietary information systems.
 MedManage is currently contracted with more than 55,000 retail and chain
 pharmacies.  For more information, visit www.medmanagesystems.com.
 
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SOURCE iPhysicianNet
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 iPhysicianNet, the pharmaceutical industry's leading e-Detailer, and MedManage
 Systems, Inc., an innovator in alternative prescription drug sample
 management, have joined forces to offer pharmaceutical companies a new
 electronic and voucher sampling service that will significantly increase
 physicians' access to product and patient education materials in their
 specific therapeutic categories.  This service will be offered to
 pharmaceutical companies, including existing iPhysicianNet video-detailing
 clients, as well as new sponsorship clients.  Companies will have the
 opportunity to sponsor a therapeutic category on an exclusive basis.
     "iPhysicianNet plans to offer a limited number of pharmaceutical companies
 the opportunity to obtain therapeutic exclusivity for the promotion of
 products via our new electronic and voucher sampling service as well as the
 chance to provide our high prescribing physicians with access to product and
 patient education materials in their specific therapeutic categories,"
 commented Peter J. Moriarty, iPhysicianNet's Chairman and CEO.  "iPhysicianNet
 welcomes MedManage Systems as a partner and recognizes the additional value
 for pharmaceutical companies and physicians by incorporating the eMedSample
 application into our new service offering."
     As with all of its customers, MedManage will provide the sponsoring
 companies with monthly pharmacy tracking reports measuring sample redemption.
 iPhysicianNet will also supply the companies with reports to measure physician
 activity with product information and patient education aspects of the new
 service.
     Currently, MedManage works closely with pharmaceutical companies to
 supplement traditional sampling practices in more than 100 healthcare sites
 nationwide.  By partnering with iPhysicianNet, thousands of physicians in the
 iPhysicianNet national network will be able to obtain sponsoring companies'
 drug sample vouchers online through MedManage Systems.  The vouchers can then
 be redeemed, free of charge, by their patients at more than
 55,000 participating pharmacies.
     The new iPhysicianNet service, which is expected to "go live" on July 1,
 will give Product Managers at pharmaceutical companies a valuable additional
 channel in which to ensure that samples get into the hands of high prescribing
 physicians.  It will also provide them with a means for tracking those
 samples, and of registering a new prescription with each sample voucher rather
 than just expensing the sample as a promotional cost.
     "This agreement between MedManage Systems and iPhysicianNet essentially
 assists physicians in providing better and safer healthcare to their patients,
 while also allowing them to comply with JCAHO accreditation and federal
 requirements regarding drug sampling practices," said Zach Hector, CEO of
 MedManage.  "The innovative voucher system offered via MedManage simplifies
 sample accountability, reduces physical sample liability issues, and makes the
 sample medication more conveniently available to the consumer.  iPhysicianNet,
 an innovator in its field, chose to partner with us because it recognizes the
 value of MedManage Systems' programs in today's health care system."
 
     About iPhysicianNet
     iPhysicianNet created the e-Detailing space, and is unique in providing
 live, face-to-face video detailing.  The system utilizes a network of video
 conferencing equipped personal computers operating through high-speed
 telecommunications lines to provide physicians with access to live
 interactions with pharmaceutical companies, the Internet, e-mail, medical news
 and references, and continuing medical education resources.  The company,
 founded in 1996, is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.  For more information,
 visit www.iphysiciannet.com.
 
     About MedManage Systems
     MedManage Systems, Inc. is a privately held company located in Seattle, WA
 and Short Hills, NJ, dedicated to redefining traditional sampling programs
 with their core product, MedSample.  The company's mission is to become the
 premier partner of pharmaceutical manufacturers and healthcare organizations
 by offering innovative drug sampling programs that optimize traditional
 sampling practices and generate new prescriptions.  Working in partnership
 with pharmaceutical manufacturers, MedManage tracks sales efforts and collects
 sampling prescription data through its proprietary information systems.
 MedManage is currently contracted with more than 55,000 retail and chain
 pharmacies.  For more information, visit www.medmanagesystems.com.
 
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