RxHope.com Teams with Competitive Computing to Update and Streamline Its Pharmaceutical Portal

C2 Helps RxHope to Better Serve Physicians with Improved Access to

Prescription Drug Samples and Patient Assistance Requests



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Competitive Computing

    COLCHESTER, Vt., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitive Computing (C2), a
 leading provider of business technology solutions that helps its clients
 compete in the connected economy, today announced its agreement with
 RxHope.com, Inc. (www.rxhope.com) to provide simpler navigation, enhanced
 security, and superior look-and-feel for its PhRMA-supported (Pharmaceutical
 Researchers and Manufacturers of America) Internet portal.  The site
 enhancements will provide medical professionals an even easier way to
 communicate with pharmaceutical companies for requesting samples, tracking
 requests, researching medical resources, and requesting prescription
 medications for patients that are unable to afford them.
     "First and foremost the pharmaceutical industry is committed to ensuring
 that patients that need prescription medicine are able to obtain them.  Our
 partnership with C2 will allow us to reach out to medical professionals more
 easily, with the ultimate goal of helping pharmaceutical companies serve the
 needs of patients that cannot afford prescription drugs," said Anthony Maris,
 president of RxHope.com.  "Based on our satisfaction with previous technical
 work that C2 did for us and the company's solid reputation for providing
 business value, we felt that they were the right people to help us enhance our
 site's design and capabilities."
     C2 and RxHope are in the process of building the following enhancements:
 
     * Enhanced login and registration: Minimizes the effort needed for medical
       professionals to engage with pharmaceutical companies.
     * Reporting mechanism for pharmaceutical companies: Helps the
       pharmaceutical companies understand the prescription drug needs of
       doctors and patients on a macro level so that they can anticipate future
       requests.
     * New, more intuitive navigation: Simplifies the process of applying for
       free prescription drugs.
     * Improved visual design: Enhances the user experience to keep doctors
       coming back to utilize the site.
     * Secured site area for patient assistance applications: Provides
       increased security for patient information on applications for free
       pharmaceuticals.
 
     Prior to the advent of RxHope.com, it was necessary for physicians to fill
 out and track paperwork with individual drug companies to provide request
 samples and no cost prescriptions on a per patient basis.  RxHope automates
 that process, ensuring that requests and applications move more quickly, are
 easy to track, and save money by minimizing a labor-intensive process.  By
 teaming with C2 to enhance their site, RxHope will make their site even easier
 to navigate and quicker to use, encouraging physicians to use it more.
     "RxHope is a great example of how the Internet is changing how companies
 do business in the connected economy," said Carolyn Edwards, president of
 Competitive Computing.  "C2 is helping RxHope to enable doctors to advocate
 for their patients by reducing the need for excessive paperwork and a time-
 consuming process.  This is the epitome of how technology is changing the face
 of business today."
 
     About RxHope.com
     RxHope.com, founded in 1999, is a privately held corporation dedicated to
 providing innovative, practical and leading edge Internet services that save
 time, reduce cost, and improve the way physicians and healthcare professionals
 request and receive patient assistance products, drug samples, and information
 from the pharmaceutical industry.  More information about RxHope.com is
 available on the World Wide Web at http://www.RxHope.com.
 
     About C2 (Competitive Computing)
     C2 is a leading business technology consultancy, helping our clients
 compete and win in the connected economy.  C2 engages with clients to
 stimulate ideas, transform them into actionable plans, and bring them to life
 through our unique combination of innovation and expertise.  Our reputation
 for sound business thinking, quality of service, technology know-how, and
 dedication to our clients is unmatched in the industry.  C2 has been providing
 technology solutions that solve business problems and positively impact our
 clients' bottom line since 1993.  www.competitive.com
 
      CONTACT:   Competitive Computing                 RxHope.com, Inc.
                 Julia Andrews                         Anthony Maris
                 802-655-1733                          908-850-8004
                 julia.andrews@competitive.com         amaris@rxhope.com
 
 

SOURCE Competitive Computing
    COLCHESTER, Vt., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Competitive Computing (C2), a
 leading provider of business technology solutions that helps its clients
 compete in the connected economy, today announced its agreement with
 RxHope.com, Inc. (www.rxhope.com) to provide simpler navigation, enhanced
 security, and superior look-and-feel for its PhRMA-supported (Pharmaceutical
 Researchers and Manufacturers of America) Internet portal.  The site
 enhancements will provide medical professionals an even easier way to
 communicate with pharmaceutical companies for requesting samples, tracking
 requests, researching medical resources, and requesting prescription
 medications for patients that are unable to afford them.
     "First and foremost the pharmaceutical industry is committed to ensuring
 that patients that need prescription medicine are able to obtain them.  Our
 partnership with C2 will allow us to reach out to medical professionals more
 easily, with the ultimate goal of helping pharmaceutical companies serve the
 needs of patients that cannot afford prescription drugs," said Anthony Maris,
 president of RxHope.com.  "Based on our satisfaction with previous technical
 work that C2 did for us and the company's solid reputation for providing
 business value, we felt that they were the right people to help us enhance our
 site's design and capabilities."
     C2 and RxHope are in the process of building the following enhancements:
 
     * Enhanced login and registration: Minimizes the effort needed for medical
       professionals to engage with pharmaceutical companies.
     * Reporting mechanism for pharmaceutical companies: Helps the
       pharmaceutical companies understand the prescription drug needs of
       doctors and patients on a macro level so that they can anticipate future
       requests.
     * New, more intuitive navigation: Simplifies the process of applying for
       free prescription drugs.
     * Improved visual design: Enhances the user experience to keep doctors
       coming back to utilize the site.
     * Secured site area for patient assistance applications: Provides
       increased security for patient information on applications for free
       pharmaceuticals.
 
     Prior to the advent of RxHope.com, it was necessary for physicians to fill
 out and track paperwork with individual drug companies to provide request
 samples and no cost prescriptions on a per patient basis.  RxHope automates
 that process, ensuring that requests and applications move more quickly, are
 easy to track, and save money by minimizing a labor-intensive process.  By
 teaming with C2 to enhance their site, RxHope will make their site even easier
 to navigate and quicker to use, encouraging physicians to use it more.
     "RxHope is a great example of how the Internet is changing how companies
 do business in the connected economy," said Carolyn Edwards, president of
 Competitive Computing.  "C2 is helping RxHope to enable doctors to advocate
 for their patients by reducing the need for excessive paperwork and a time-
 consuming process.  This is the epitome of how technology is changing the face
 of business today."
 
     About RxHope.com
     RxHope.com, founded in 1999, is a privately held corporation dedicated to
 providing innovative, practical and leading edge Internet services that save
 time, reduce cost, and improve the way physicians and healthcare professionals
 request and receive patient assistance products, drug samples, and information
 from the pharmaceutical industry.  More information about RxHope.com is
 available on the World Wide Web at http://www.RxHope.com.
 
     About C2 (Competitive Computing)
     C2 is a leading business technology consultancy, helping our clients
 compete and win in the connected economy.  C2 engages with clients to
 stimulate ideas, transform them into actionable plans, and bring them to life
 through our unique combination of innovation and expertise.  Our reputation
 for sound business thinking, quality of service, technology know-how, and
 dedication to our clients is unmatched in the industry.  C2 has been providing
 technology solutions that solve business problems and positively impact our
 clients' bottom line since 1993.  www.competitive.com
 
      CONTACT:   Competitive Computing                 RxHope.com, Inc.
                 Julia Andrews                         Anthony Maris
                 802-655-1733                          908-850-8004
                 julia.andrews@competitive.com         amaris@rxhope.com
 
 SOURCE  Competitive Computing