SOURCE: BoardVantage

November 19, 2007 07:30 ET

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Selects BoardVantage

Association Adopts Board Portal to Improve Efficiency in Board Communications

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - BoardVantage, the leading provider of secure board portals, today announced the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), a 30,000-member national professional association, has selected the BoardVantage board portal to manage its board communications. ASHP is using the board portal to automate board book preparations and provide directors and executives with convenient, online access to board materials.

"One of our organization's core objectives is continually improving operational efficiency," said Henri Manasse, CEO of ASHP. "We selected BoardVantage because it allows us to streamline board book preparations and provide our directors with easy, online access to documents. BoardVantage enables us to assemble, update and distribute board materials much more efficiently. BoardVantage customer support has also been outstanding; we have been very pleased with the professionalism of the BoardVantage team."

ASHP is transitioning its board communications from a paper and email-based process to the BoardVantage board portal. With BoardVantage, the executive office is able to assemble and distribute board materials more quickly, thereby freeing up resources to focus on other priorities. In addition, BoardVantage is enabling ASHP to provide its all volunteer board -- located throughout the United States -- with immediate access to board materials from any location at any time. Directors have responded positively to the BoardVantage solution, specifically noting its ease of use and flexibility.

"We are delighted to add ASHP to our customer list," said Joe Ruck, president and CEO, BoardVantage. "Numerous organizations within the healthcare industry have adopted our board portal solution to improve board communications, and we look forward to assisting ASHP achieve its efficiency goals."

About ASHP

For more than 60 years, ASHP has helped pharmacists who practice in hospitals and health systems improve medication use and enhance patient safety. The Society's 30,000 members include pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in inpatient, outpatient, home-care, and long-term-care settings, as well as pharmacy students. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists help people make the best use of medicines, visit ASHP's Web site, www.ashp.org, or its consumer Web site, www.SafeMedication.com.

About BoardVantage

BoardVantage is the leading provider of secure board portals, with customers across multiple industries and in all sizes -- including over 20 Fortune 100 companies. BoardVantage provides a secure and user-friendly Web portal for centralizing board documents, processes and communications. It also provides productivity tools for creating and distributing board materials efficiently. BoardVantage is SAS 70 Type II Certified, and meets or exceeds the standards of the most security conscious IT departments, including those of major financial institutions. To learn more, visit www.boardvantage.com.

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