Miller Systems Delivers Award-Winning Healthcare Education Web Sites for Priority Healthcare

MSNeighborhood.com and PHNeighborhood.com Provide Comprehensive Information, Resources, and Support for Patients, Families, and Physicians Facing Multiple Sclerosis and Pulmonary Hypertension

BOSTON - March 14, 2005

Miller Systems, one of Boston’s premier technology consulting firms specializing in the design and development of elegant online user experiences, today unveiled two new community disease healthcare websites for Priority Healthcare—MS Neighborhood.com and PHNeighborhood.com, focusing on multiple sclerosis and pulmonary hypertension, respectively. Priority Healthcare leveraged Miller Systems’ innovative design, development and hosting services to enhance and re-launch each of these patient education sites.

In related news, Miller Systems was recognized for its work on MSNeighborhood.com in the Fall 2004 World Wide Web Health Awards. The site received a Gold Award for Patient Education Information in the Pharmacy/Drug Store category. The World Wide Web Health Awards program recognizes the best health information Web sites for consumers and professionals.

“Time and again our work with Miller Systems proves the undeniable business value an excellent web development partner can provide,” said Alex Gramling, Vice President of Marketing, Priority Healthcare. “Miller Systems’ detailed recommendations from earlier Neighborhood engagements significantly enhanced our time to market and provided a rapid return on investment. By leveraging RedDot for content management and applying re-usable components like dataDriver ePush, we were able to build both Neighborhoods in less than 20 percent of the time and cost it took us to build the original Fertility Neighborhood.”

Priority Healthcare’s Neighborhood websites represent a natural and important extension of the company’s healthcare mission with in-depth, easy-to-understand educational information related to the clinical aspects of complex diseases. The sites also cover psychosocial aspects by offering support and information on stress and emotional well being. More specifically, visitors to each neighborhood receive valuable, frequently updated content. Additionally, they can participate in “Ask A Nurse” message boards and live chats, attend events, and subscribe to newsletters and email updates.

Having collaborated in the past on other major community disease websites, including FertilityNeighborhood.com and HepatitisNeighborhood.com, Miller Systems and Priority Healthcare’s internal IT team worked closely to determine development support and hosting requirements for each of the sites. Both MS Neighborhood and PH Neighborhood now utilize a variety of innovative and industry-standard technologies including RedDot Solutions’ Professional CMS, and Microsoft’s .NET and SQL Server. Many of the applications Miller Systems designed and developed in earlier Neighborhood websites were also leveraged in MS Neighborhood and PH Neighborhood, including member management and broadcast e-mail capabilities, powered by Miller Systems’ award-winning dataDriver ePush technology.

“We take pride in fostering long-term client relationships by providing superior results and excellent return on investment,” said Seth Miller, Founder, and CEO of Miller Systems, Inc. “Our relationship with Priority Healthcare demonstrates our commitment to providing clients with intelligent design and robust technology that delivers successful business outcomes.”

About the World Wide Web Health Awards
The World Wide Web Health Awards program is coordinated by the Health Information Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for consumer health information programs and materials. The Center, which houses a large collection of public and private sector health resources, promotes the distribution of accurate, timely consumer health information materials to professionals and managers in the field.

About MS Neighborhood and Pulmonary Hypertension Neighborhood
Both MS Neighborhood and Pulmonary Hypertension Neighborhood are free, educational websites available at http://www.msneighborhood.com and http://www.phneighborhood.com.

About Miller Systems

Miller Systems helps mid-market and enterprise organizations solve business problems with thoughtful user experience design and smart technology implementation. By focusing on human beings first and technology second, our award-winning team consistently delivers high quality solutions that get results - and help clients achieve their goals.

Miller Systems provides a balanced set of strategic, design, and technical implementation services that help clients ensure adoption, success, and ROI. Typical engagements include web experience design and development, managed IT services, Microsoft SharePoint strategy and implementation, behavior analytics, system integration, and hosting.

Since 1995, the firm has delivered successful solutions for hundreds of organizations including WGBH, Southern New Hampshire University, Iron Mountain, Debevoise and Plimpton, Ciena, State Street Bank, and the TJX Companies. For more information call 617-266-4200, or send email to info@millersystems.com.

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