The Era of Transparency


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Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, pharmaceutical companies must continue to move forward to implement the provisions in the law. One such provision is the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, which requires manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and medical devices to report to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) payments of more than $10 made to physicians.
The effort is an attempt to bring transparency to the relationships between companies and physicians. Transparency in payments to physician can go a long way to address the industry’s image. Experts say, ultimately, transparency efforts aim to help physicians provide patients with the best…

The Impact of the Sunshine Act
Sound Bites from the Field

Bill Cooney is President and CEO of MedPoint Digital, which provides ­specialized digital services to the global bio/pharma ­industry. For more information, visit
Jessica Dolfi is a Business ­Consultant at Medidata Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based clinical development solutions that enhance the efficiency of clinical trials. For more information, visit
Jim Zuffoletti is President of OpenQ, a provider of solutions to ­enable compliant ­collaboration with medical networks. For more information, visit, or email

Michaeline Daboul
. President, MMIS Inc., a global technology company that develops secure communication solutions. For more information, visit
Animesh Gandhi. Practice Leader, Aggregate Spend, Alliance Life ­Sciences Consulting Group Inc., a management and technology ­consultancy. For more information, visit
Becky Holloway. Product Marketing ­Manager, Revitas Inc., which delivers integrated solutions for contracts, pricing, and compliance that drive profitability and lower risk. For more ­information, visit
Liz Lewis. Chief Compliance Officer, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Co., a biopharma company. For more ­information, visit ­
Philip McCrea. CEO, ClearPoint, which provides learning solutions from product launch to mLearning frameworks. For more information, visit
Konstantinos ­Papandrikos. Director, Transparency Operations, US Medical Affairs, Sanofi US, which discovers, develops, and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. For more information, visit
Sam Whitaker. CEO, Greenphire Inc., a provider of clinical payment technology and solutions to ­biopharmaceutical and device companies. For more information, visit ­, or email