Groupize, the platform for meetings and event management, announced a partnership with MedPro Systems, a provider of healthcare license validation solutions to the life sciences industry, to streamline travel and event healthcare practitioner (HCP) license data capture and validation. With the integration, life sciences organizations can now automate HCP license verification in the Groupize platform as part of the registration process for live and virtual events.

Charles de Gaspe Beaubien, founder of Groupize, said that life sciences organizations face the daunting tasks of collecting, verifying, and reporting compliance-related spend and research. He said this is time consuming and error-prone, leaving exposure to risk. Failing to submit timely, accurate, or complete information to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), said Beaubien, can result in penalties of up to $100,000 per transaction. With a seamless connection to MedPro, he said, “companies can effortlessly maintain compliance with physician spend tracking regulations for any type of meeting or event.” Combined, Groupize and MedPro Systems seamlessly integrates with SAP Concur for end-to-end management of HCP event expense capture and reporting.

Today, according to an announcement, over 450 pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers leverage the MedPro Concur Connect Expense and Invoice connectors to eliminate manual entry of HCP data and capture all data attributes in SAP Concur to meet Federal Open Payments (Sunshine Act), State and International Aggregate Spend reporting requirements. The Groupize solution creates a Transfer of Value report for Open Payments (Sunshine Act) compliance, enabling a one-step export of HCP data that can be uploaded to MedPro’s ComplianceReportingID or any Aggregate Spend reporting platform for audit purposes and to provide the compliance data necessary for reporting.