ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Dec 11, 2012) - REACH Health was one of three companies to receive the Phoenix Award at the third annual Health IT Leadership Summit, held December 4, 2012, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. REACH won in the category of Start-up Company of the year.
"We are delighted to receive this recognition," said REACH Health President and CEO Richard Otto. "Through our telemedicine technology, REACH Health is helping bring better quality care to more patients in a timely, cost-effective manner. As we enter a growth phase, we expect to substantially increase the number of patients nationwide who are able to receive high quality care, regardless of their location."
The Phoenix Awards are presented annually by the Metro Atlanta Chamber in conjunction with the Health IT Leadership Summit to recognize individuals and companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the growth of the health IT industry in Georgia.
"REACH Health is one of the most exciting companies in the health IT field," said David B. Hartnett, Vice President, Bioscience & Health IT Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber. "All of the pundits predict that telemedicine will become more prevalent in the years ahead, and REACH Health is leading the industry."
The awards were created by the Chamber in recognition of the major role the health IT industry plays in Georgia's economy. Georgia is the health IT capital of the nation, with almost 250 health IT companies employing approximately 28,000 in the state.
The Metro Atlanta Chamber was one of the Summit's three founders, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Technology Association of Georgia | Health. The Summit ranks as one of the nation's premier health IT events, and had more than 500 business leaders, healthcare providers, and public and private organizations in attendance.
About REACH Health
REACH Health, based in Alpharetta, Ga., is a healthcare technology company with a specialized focus on telemedicine solutions. The company's technology overcomes traditional obstacles of time and distance to connect specialty physicians and patients for live consultations using comprehensive patient data in tandem with real-time audio/video interaction. REACH's multidiscipline solutions benefit numerous clinical environments including emergency rooms, ICUs, and patient rooms covering a range of disciplines including: pulmonology, cardiology, neurology, psychiatry and stroke applications. For more information, visit www.reachhealth.com.