HEALTH4THEWORLD HONORED AS THE TECH STARTUP OF THE YEAR SILVER STEVIE® AWARD WINNER IN 2018 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDS®
Palo Alto, California – May 1, 2018 – HEALTH4THEWORLD was named the winner of the Silver Stevie® Award in the TECH STARTUP OF THE YEAR category in The 16th Annual American Business Awards®.
The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 11.
More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. Health4TheWorld was nominated in the Tech Startup of the Year category for Services.
Since beginning operations on January 1st, 2017, Health4TheWorld has touched more than 3500 lives in remote communities in twenty-two countries, with the mission to promote health in resource-poor communities worldwide through education and technology. While most solutions to global health challenges are short-lasting, it’s innovative solutions are tailored to stay with the people in need through constant engagement via mobile and web-based applications, utilizing emerging technologies like 3D animations, machine learning & virtual reality.
More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. Some of the judges’ comments were:
“One of the best uses of technology to help patients with limited access to healthcare. A commendable effort by the all-volunteer team”
“One year, they have affected the lives of patients and families in twenty two countries!”
“Promotion of health in remote areas is very inspiring and a great job is done. And the progression and reaching out to help people is the best part of the project. Scoring on implementation and impact”
“The nominations submitted for The 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding. The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.
“This is a great acknowledgment of the hard work and dedication of the team members who have volunteered their time and effort towards our mission of bringing health to remote parts of the world via innovative technologies like machine learning, mobile health, and virtual reality. All these technologies are available free of cost. We dedicate this award to the patients and healthcare professionals around the world who have inspired our journey of creating these solutions and make our efforts worth it”, said Bhavya Rehani, MD, President, CEO and Founder of Health4TheWorld.
“The Health4TheWorld family shares this recognition with immense gratitude with our global community – team members, advisors, collaborators, and supporters,” said Ankur Bharija, MD, Co-founder, Board member and leading Stanford medical faculty. “It is rewarding to see how the cumulative efforts of so many from different disciplines like medicine, technology, arts and others have led to something that is actually useful and valuable to the lives of patients and health providers globally. And that is something we should all be proud of!”
“We are extremely honored and delighted at the Silver Stevie award for “Best tech startup”. This honor is a testament to the many volunteers and advisers who have helped bring the vision of health4theworld.org to fruition”, said William Dillon, MD, our Co-founder, Board member and Executive Vice Chair of Radiology at UCSF. “Our goal is to educate healthcare workers around the world for the purpose of improving the health of people in all countries. The disparities are huge, and much of this has to do not with desire on the part of healthcare workers but simply educational resources. With the current flattening of the Internet, Health4theWorld is able to bring technological resources, including artificial intelligence, visualization aids, and lectures from leaders throughout the world to patients and healthcare providers in countries far and wide, developing and developed, without boundaries. Ultimately through education, the disparities in health care throughout the world can be minimized.”
At Health4TheWorld, we believe in a future where health prevails in every corner of the world. It is a Federal Tax exempt Nonprofit Organization (501c3) and a 100% volunteer-driven organization comprising of a team of medical experts – doctors, and nurses from remote communities and academic institutions, software engineers, medical illustrators, video editors, marketing and communications experts. All the services provided by Health4TheWorld are free-of-cost focusing on local needs, and are available in local languages. 100% of the public donations and proceeds go towards our programs.
The Health4TheWorld Stroke Mobile Application helps patients and families affected by Stroke for post-stroke rehabilitation exercises at home, communicate in-spite of speech difficulties, manage their health parameters to prevent another stroke, and staying mindful and positive with a conversational chatbot. It has been translated in multiple rare languages like Swahili, Nepali, Bengali, Filipino to customize to local needs in these communities. It has been prescribed and downloaded more than 1000 times in twenty-two countries, with retention rates above 50% at 1 year; average industry retention rates are around 20% in 90 days.
The Health4TheWorld Health Education Platform has been used to create the largest online education platform to educate doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, and allied healthcare professionals in low-resource settings. We have held more than 100 online workshops with a global audience in multiple different medical specialties. The attendees have registered a 70% improvement in test scores between pre and post-tests. More at www.health4theworld.org
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
Promoting health in resource-poor communities worldwide through education and technology