Get Real Consulting and Microsoft Partner with City of Los Angeles to Improve Health and Wellness of Senior Citizens

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Get Real Consulting’s InstantPHR powers Los Angeles Department of Aging’s personal health application, which enables seniors to live a healthier lifestyle and have fun in the process

“We are thrilled to work with the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging and Microsoft to continue to support seniors through InstantPHR in their quest to live happy and healthy lives,” says Robin Wiener, President and Co-Founder of Get Real Consulting.

Get Real Consulting collaborated with Microsoft to develop a geriatric personal health application for the City of Los Angeles’s innovative program “Exergamers Wellness Club.” Partners in Care Foundation and St. Barnabas Senior Services today unveiled the program which combines technology with evidence- based health education, exercise and overall health monitoring for senior citizens. Participants in the program use Kinect for Xbox 360 for exercise and monitor their usage and personal health information through Get Real’s award- winning InstantPHR platform which is integrated with Microsoft’s HealthVault.

Program participants reported improved health and well-being which has motivated Microsoft and Get Real to expand the program to all senior centers in the Los Angeles Department of Aging service area. These results are due in part to the usability of the InstantPHR product which allows a broad range of users, including those with low computer literacy, to securely track their health data online through a custom, personalized patient portal.

”The impact that has been seen with seniors who have participated in the program has been amazing," says Robin Wiener, President and Co-Founder of Get Real Consulting. “We are thrilled to work with the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging and Microsoft to continue to support seniors through InstantPHR in their quest to live happy and healthy lives.”
Seniors compete in virtual bowling tournaments with contemporaries across the country and dance to a host of music choices using Kinect for XBOX 360. The ability for participants to then log onto their computer and track vital health data such as blood pressure and weight affords them the opportunity to realize the benefits of the program anytime, anywhere. Of the 34 seniors enrolled in the Exergamer Wellness Club, the majority reported significant health benefits. All enrollees say they feel happier and more energetic with one participant reporting the ability to forego artificial assistance when walking.

About Get Real Consulting
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Get Real Consulting is a groundbreaking and award-winning global health consulting and technology pioneer on the leading edge of connected consumer and provider health transformation. Get Real Consulting, and its flagship product InstantPHR™ unlocks health information and modernizes how people and families can access, understand, and pro-actively empower themselves seamlessly through an integrated platform that demonstrates improved and maintained health and quality of life compatibly with how they live it every day. As a Microsoft Technology Partner, Get Real Consulting touts a diverse, rich global customer base, which is at the forefront of web and mobile-based health technology innovations, patient usability and experiences. For more information, on Get Real and InstantPHR please visit: http://www.getrealconsulting.com.

About the Exergamer Club
The Exergamers Wellness Club kicked off in May 2011 with 22 members. It expanded and now serves 34 seniors between the ages of 64 and 94. Continued participation is evidence of the Club’s value to its members. The Club is built on a foundation of disease-prevention and health-promotion, originally developed by the Partners in Care Foundation.

Contact: Mo Stiles
Get Real Consulting
301-309-0058
mo(at)getrealconsulting(dot)com

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