Get Real Health was joined by state and local agencies in welcoming a delegation from Sweden’s eHealth Agency and representatives from Capgemini with a reception and press conference on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.
Sweden engaged Get Real in their effort to provide its citizens with a national health data platform. Swedish citizens will be introduced to an electronic personal health account that enables them to easily access and manage their health through our InstantPHR® platform.
This trip to the US allows all stakeholders to officially kick-off the project as well as conduct meetings to discuss their shared goal of global health IT innovation.
Get Real Health President, Robin Wiener, spoke at the event emphasizing, “Sweden’s innovative thought process combined with our visionary products and approach will ultimately provide a powerful solution for Sweden. We are looking forward to strategizing and planning the future of healthcare for all Swedes.”
Capgemini Sverige AB will be partnering with Get Real to bring a secure patient engagement solution, called HälsaFörMig, to Sweden’s publicly owned Swedish eHealth Agency. Håkan Petersson, SVP at Capgemini Sweden was part of the Swedish delegation and a speaker at Tuesday’s press conference.
All data from the HälsaFörMig service will be managed and hosted by Capgemini in the European Union (EU). Capgemini will run the service, while Get Real Health’s two core products, InstantPHR® and CHBase™ (Connected Health Base), will provide the consumer health data platform.
Montgomery County Executive, Isiah Leggett opened the event and introduced Councilmember, Sidney Katz and Bridget Newton, Mayor of the City of Rockville where Get Real is headquartered.
Maryland state representatives taking the podium included individuals from the offices of Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski as well as Representative Chris Van Hollen. Signe Pringle, Managing Director, Office of International Investment and Trade of Maryland Department of Commerce presented Get Real Health with a Governor’s Certificate commemorating the company’s achievement in exporting business and bringing revenue to the State.
County Executive Leggett presented Wiener with a similar certificate; noting in particular that Get Real Health is a product of Montgomery County’s Technology Incubator Program which is one of the most successful such programs in the United States.
Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing with U.S. Commerce Department was the final speaker. Brown echoed all in attendance in stressing the importance of this joint project in terms of its contribution to the export of health IT and promoting better health outcomes on a global level.
The Executive Team of Get Real Health was in attendance and joined by Adrienne Van Lare of the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development.
The entire Get Real Health staff looks forward to strategy sessions and demos as well as showing the delegation the many sights in and around the DC Metropolitan area during their stay.