by Allen J. Sheinman | October 19, 2016

Global events management company Maritz Travel yesterday announced the launch of Maritz Travel Healthcare Solutions. This initiative brings to market "new technology, people and processes to help life-science companies deliver better, more compliant medical meeting experiences and simplify their reporting processes," according to the company.

"We developed Maritz Travel Healthcare Solutions in direct response to the most pressing challenges facing medical meeting planners today," said Steve O'Malley, president of Maritz Travel. "We're committed to helping pharmaceutical and medical-device companies navigate a complex regulatory climate to deliver better health-care-provider experiences and drive results for their companies."

Through Maritz Travel Healthcare Solutions, life-sciences companies can access:

• Aggregate spend reporting: Maritz Travel partnered with compliance software company Polaris to develop a user-friendly health-care-provider (HCP) reporting system for medical meetings management. The system consolidates all HCP expense and event data to provide a compliance report for planners to upload into their company's reporting system.
• Compliance expertise: Led by the company's new senior director of health-care compliance, Pat Schaumann, Maritz Travel's team of more than 35 Healthcare Meetings Compliance Certificate (HMCC) certified professionals are charged with delivering a compliant medical meeting and fruitful HCP experience.
• Comprehensive processes: The Maritz Travel Healthcare Solutions' event process starts by understanding a company's business and regulatory requirements, and includes multiple compliance checkpoints throughout the event's lifecycle.

"I've trained more than a thousand medical meetings professionals through the HMCC program, and heard firsthand about the challenges these companies face," said Schaumann. "Now, I'm proud to help bring the industry's most comprehensive solution to market." 

More information on Maritz Travel Healthcare Solutions can be here.