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Sunshine Act Survey: More Than 50% of Physicians Unprepared
Date:2/4/2013

000 manufacturers of drugs and devices providing valuable education and resources to physicians that enhance patient care. Increasing transparency of the relationship between industry and our healthcare providers will undoubtedly encourage scrutiny by the public, physician peers and their institutions," said CEO of MMIS, Michaeline Daboul . "Government, industry and physician organizations will need to increase communication in this new age of transparency, share data prior to public dissemination and provide a process for physicians and institutions to resolve disputes regarding incorrect or inaccurate information."

According to the survey, 54% of physicians who had industry relationships received samples, 57% received food or beverages in the workplace, 48% participated in a medical industry sponsored program, 11% participated in speaker bureau programs, 10% participated in advisory board programs and most surprisingly, 2% are still accepting free event tickets or gifts.

MMIS, Inc. conducts this study annually to understand physician awareness and attitudes as they relate to the Sunshine Act. The study was conducted by The Regulatory Law Group, PLLC, using Healthcare Data Solutions' database of physicians, between January 17-18, 2013.

Michaeline Daboul (www.mmis-inc.com/executive-team) is available for interviews to discuss the results of the survey and the Sunshine Act.

About MMIS, Inc.

MMIS, Inc. is a global technology company that develops secure communication solutions for many Fortune 500 companies. For over a decade, MMIS has deployed proprietary open collaboration technologies that enable its clients to drive greater productivity by managing and exchanging data, ideas, opinions, and intellectual capital in an ultra-secure environment.

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