RelayHealth Donates $50K VA Blue Button™ Prize to Wounded Warrior Project™

Atlanta - January 31, 2012

RelayHealth, a leading provider of clinical and financial connectivity solutions including Health Information Exchange (HIE), secure messaging, PHR, and patient portal, has donated the $50,000 prize it received from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs “Blue Button for All Americans” competition to the Wounded Warrior Project, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to “honor and empower Wounded Warriors.”

The donation was given by RelayHealth on behalf of our military and civilian customers, and our employees, in honor of all of those who have served and sacrificed. Attending the ceremony were Bill Moore, vice president, support services/CIO, Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, FL; W.B. “Mitch” Mitchell, vice president, Federal Solutions, RelayHealth; Vita Terry, Federal Program Manager, RelayHealth; Jonathan Sullivan, executive vice president, development, Wounded Warrior Project; Ann Zarrelli, coordinator, development, Wounded Warrior Project; and Andrew Coughlan, coordinator, warrior outreach, Wounded Warrior Project. Moore attended as a representative of RelayHealth customers nationwide.

After the donation ceremony, Coughlan provided the group with a tour of the Wounded Warrior Project headquarters and Sacrifice Center and gave an in-depth overview of the programs the Wounded Warrior Project currently has underway in support of its mission.

“We are honored to donate our “Blue Button for All Americans” prize money to the Wounded Warrior Project,” said Mitchell. “Empowering all patients, especially those who are serving and have served in our military with access to their health information, improves the experience of care, coordination between care settings and ultimately improves quality and outcomes. Access to a Blue Button PHR will serve to make patient healthcare data more easily accessible to the patient as well as other members of the patient’s care team. ”

“Generous donations like this gift from RelayHealth help us serve more Wounded Warriors,” said Sullivan. “The need for services will continue to grow even as our military priorities shift.”

The Blue Button icon technology is now available to RelayHealth users. Patients simply click the icon, choose the format in which they would like to receive the healthcare data, and the data downloads to the patients’ computer. Patients can then share with physicians or other healthcare providers as necessary.

RelayHealth is proud to play a role in supporting the Army, Navy and Air Force Medical Services in their transformation to a more patient-centered model of care. Each service is now aligned on a common patient-provider secure communications platform, delivered through the RelayHealth Medical Home Support Package which includes a patient Personal Health Record and Blue Button Technology. Today, more than 100,000 military beneficiaries, spouses and dependents, securely communicate over the RelayHealth network with their military providers and care teams at Military Treatment Facilities across the country and around the world.

RelayHealth presents donation to Wounded Warrior Project. From left to right:

Jonathan Sullivan, executive vice president, development, Wounded Warrior Project; Andrew Coughlan, coordinator, warrior outreach, Wounded Warrior Project; Bill Moore, vice president, support services/CIO, Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, FL; W.B. “Mitch” Mitchell, vice president, Federal Solutions, RelayHealth; Vita Terry, Federal Program Manager, RelayHealth

 

About Wounded Warrior Project™

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

About Parrish Medical Center

Parrish Medical Center, located at 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, Florida, is a 210-bed, not-for-profit public medical center serving North Brevard County for more than 50 years. PMC earned the Gallup Great Workplace Award, the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital ProgramSM Award for An Outstanding Inpatient Experience, was named a Modern Healthcare magazine Top 100 Place to Work in Healthcare and a Spirit of Excellence Award Winner. PMC was voted America’s # 1 Healing Hospital three years in a row. The medical center has been awarded nine disease specific certification gold seals from The Joint Commission in acute coronary syndrome, breast cancer, diabetes education, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, palliative care, stroke and wound healing. For more information, visit www.parrishmed.com.

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