Medexonline Tries to Shake Up European Healthcare

[London, ENGLAND] European healthcare e-marketplace Medexonline
announced Monday the first phase of its attempt to shake
up its market sector by launching what it calls Content and
Community services for healthcare professionals.

Based in the U.K., Medexonline invites registration from
workers in the healthcare industry who will then have
access to in-depth news coverage of vital issues together
with a variety of community and business services.

Medexonline expects to have its full ASP services online
during the first quarter of 2001.

Sean Flanagan, chairman and chief executive of Medexonline,
said his company believes that creating e-health communities
is the way forward for this type of marketplace.

“These communities facilitate professional exchange, allow members
to establish a bond of common experiences and challenges, and build
networks of relationships which are ultimately key to achieving
the end goal of increasing efficiency at all levels of the supply
chain,” said Flanagan.

As well as news, which is being supplied by Espicom, Medexonline
will enable users to join discussion groups with professional
colleagues in the Community section of the site. Forums will
be led by recognized industry experts.

Linda Davidson, director of editorial content, said that the
Content and Community areas would provide a valuable resource for
users who want to find out more about e-commerce and the new
ways of working.

“Day to day, we will provide attractive content which will give
users a good reason to come back to us regularly, even when they’re
not doing business online,” said Davidson.

As part of the business services being offered, Medexonline is
providing participants with free Business Directory listings
and an opportunity to put themselves online via store-fronts
on the site.

Other organizations helping to provide healthcare information
for Medexonline include NetDoctor, Supply Management and the
Press Association.

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