Get Real Consulting Recognized by Computerworld as a 2012 Honors Laureate

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IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program today announces Get Real as a 2012 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.

InstantPHR is already changing the dynamic around the world on how patients get and use their health information to make impactful and demonstrable changes in their health behaviors,” said Robin Wiener, President and Co-Founder of Get Real.

Get Real Consulting is being honored for its contribution to accelerating digital access with its multi-award winning InstantPHR™ platform, a revolutionary product that allows organizations to build custom, user-friendly patient portals via personal computer, mobile phone and other technologies. Computerworld specifically touted Get Real’s work around the design and development of MedStar Health’s, eHealth2go, a web-based personal health record geared toward minority and vulnerable diabetic patients in the Washington, DC area. eHealth2go was built on Get Real’s InstantPHR platform and is a native application to Microsoft’s HealthVault data ecosystem, which has directly contributed to the overwhelming success of the eHealth2go pilot as a large majority of test patients reported better health outcomes over a three month period, including a significant increase in eHealth literacy levels.

“There's no question technology plays a vital role in driving business forward. It ensures an organization's ability to compete, innovate, communicate and to thrive. What the Computerworld Honors Laureates so clearly demonstrate is technology's role in moving society forward. Computerworld acknowledges and applauds the outstanding work being done by individuals and organizations who have successfully used technology to improve the quality of our lives and that of future generations,” said John Amato, Vice President/Publisher of Computerworld. "Computerworld is proud to name the 2012 class of Laureates and celebrate their initiatives benefiting society through the innovative use of IT.”

“We are thrilled to be recognized by such a great publication like Computerworld. InstantPHR is already changing the dynamic around the world on how patients get their health information and use that information to make impactful and demonstrable changes in their health behaviors,” said Robin Wiener, President and Co-Founder of Get Real. “Computerworld’s acknowledgement of InstantPHR as a 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate not only validates our hard work, but also that of the dozens of client organizations who have chosen InstantPHR as their platform for engaging and empowering their consumers.”

Founded in 2001, Get Real is a groundbreaking, award-winning global health technology pioneer. Over the last decade, Get Real has revolutionized the way consumers access and understand their health data and empowered them to affect change in their personal health outcomes. Get Real has since developed nearly 50 unique applications connected to the HealthVault ecosystem including projects for the American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association. Get Real’s work has earned them numerous distinctions, including being honored with the Microsoft Health Users Group (MSHUG) Innovation Award every year since its inception.

The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 4, 2012 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

About The Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.

About Get Real Consulting
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Get Real Corp. 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, 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. A Microsoft Technology Partner, Get Real Consulting touts a diverse, rich global customer base that is at the forefront of web and mobile based health technology innovations, patient usability and experiences. Learn more about InstantPHR and global footprint by visiting

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning web site (, bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at

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