WESTBOROUGH, Mass., (December 19, 2017) Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ GS: VRTU), a global business consulting and IT outsourcing company that accelerates business outcomes for its clients, announced today that its Smart Digital Health Advisor, Hope, has been awarded a Gold Stevie Award at The 2017 International Business Awards for Best New Healthcare Technology Product or Service of the Year.
We are excited to receive this recognition for Hope, a game changer for the healthcare industry, said Murtuza Mukadam, global solutions head, Healthcare, Virtusa. The industry is experiencing a steep technology adoption curve as consumers are quickly embracing the opportunities that digital offers. From social media to mobile apps, wearables, and smart devices, customers have several choices available. At the same time, providers, payers, and life sciences companies are digitally transforming themselves to provide a seamless customer experience in their preferred channels. Still, the overall customer journey remains fragmented as multiple-point solutions help customers at various touchpoints, yet none are integrated. We built Hope to answer this challenge.
Leveraging its digital innovation capabilities and coupling them with the features of the IBM Watson Cognitive Platform, Virtusa built Hope, an intuitive, integrated, and connected platform powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Hope provides seamless collaboration among patients, providers, and payers, while fostering self-service and addressing gaps in the patient journey. Hope also provides an easy-to-use, guided experience that helps users navigate the patient lifecycle from enrollment to recovery and beyond.
Hope is quickly changing the way entities interact and collaborate in the healthcare ecosystem said Venkat Pokkunuri, global solutions head, Mobile & IoT, Virtusa. With Hope, patients can track their health, receive prompt medical advice and recommendations, get medicines replenished, and be provided with insights about their lifestyle patterns by their respective health centers and payers. Hope enables organizations to deliver the seamless digital experience customers expect to support their fast-moving lives in this smart and connected world.
The International Business Awards are the world's premier business awards program. The 2017 IBAs received a record total of more than 3,900 nominations from organizations from more than 60 nations and territories for consideration across a wide range of categories. Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries.
The IBA judges from across the world were highly impressed with the nominations they reviewed this year. With the level of achievement documented in the nominations from 60 nations, the Stevie Awards are proud to honor organizations that demonstrate a high level of achievement in a variety of industries said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. We look forward to sharing many of these stories with people around the world over the coming months through the Stevie Awards blog and social media channels with the hope to inspire others to high achievement.
Hope was built through Virtusa's Digital offshoot, a leader in digital experience design and business transformation. Working closely with enterprise organizations to help rethink their businesses, Virtusa Digital creates useful and usable customer experiences across mobile, desktop, and every decision point along the way. Virtusa Digital works to create innovation that best impacts business by focusing on pushing the boundaries of user experience design, mobility, social, cloud, gamification, analytics, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
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This year's awards were presented during the 14th Annual international Business Awards at a gala event on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain.
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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 nominations 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. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com