SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- MedApps announced today, that it has been selected as one of the nation's 10 most innovative companies as part of Dell's 2008 Global Small Business Excellence Award. (http://www.dell.com/ceaward)
The MedApps Mobile Wireless Health Monitoring System helps connect people afflicted with chronic disease like Diabetes, Asthma, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and COPD, with their healthcare providers. This is accomplished by collecting personal health readings from off the shelf medical devices (e.g., glucose meters, scales, blood pressure monitors, ECG, pulse ox, spirometers) and transmitting that data wirelessly to a secure server or Personal Health Record (PHR) like Microsoft HealthVault for storage and review.
"The No. 1 reason small businesses use technology is to better serve customers and no one is doing that better than this year's 10 finalists," said Frank Muehleman, vice president and general manager of Dell Small and Medium Business. "These companies are applying technology in innovative ways to break new ground and raise the bar."
"Dell has been a very integral part in building a solid foundation for the MedApps System, giving us the ability to scale for the future," said Kent Dicks, Chief Executive Officer of MedApps. "Dell gave us the ability to enter the Enterprise Level space for a very reasonable investment. Our Fortune 500 clients are impressed with our servers, architecture, backup, redundancy, security, scalability and speed. Setting up our environment correctly from the beginning with Dell servers and software has allowed MedApps to grow fast and leap solidly ahead of the competition."
The Dell/NFIB Award is the third honor that MedApps has received since the beginning of 2008. MedApps has been recognized as an innovator in the field of wireless telemedicine, recently bringing home two major awards from Silicon Valley, including the 2008 Frost & Sullivan North American Technology Innovation Award (http://www.frostandsullivan.com) in the field of Wireless Point of Care. MedApps was also the winner of the 2008 Nokia "Mobile Rules!" Business Plan Competition (http://www.mobilerules.org), an esteemed award for innovative mobile business plans, cutting-edge technologies, applications and services from developers and entrepreneurs from around the world.
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About Dell/NFIB Excellence Award
The Dell/NFIB Excellence Awards (global and national) honor small businesses that represent the spirit of innovation in applying information technology in their business practices to improve the customer experience.
Selected by students at George Washington University, finalists receive a Dell business-class laptop and one-year NFIB membership and go on to compete for the national award to be announced June 9, 2008, at the NFIB National Small-Business Summit in Washington, D.C.
Once named, 12 national winners from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France (launching May 13), Germany, Italy, Japan (launching May 19), Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States will be considered for the inaugural global Dell Small Business Excellence Award worth $50,000 in Dell technology and services. All national winners will be announced by September, and the global winner will be announced in fall of 2008.
NFIB is the nation's leading small-business association, with offices in Washington, D.C., and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB's powerful network of grassroots activists send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through a unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America's free enterprise system. NFIB's mission is to promote and protect the right of members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at http://www.NFIB.com/newsroom.
MedApps, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a new and emerging
leader in Mobile Wireless Health Monitoring -- designed to connect people
with their healthcare providers, in a timely and cost effective manner.
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