RIPPLENAMI, INC. ENTERS INTO AGREEMENT WITH NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY TO PROVIDE MAPPING SERVICES FOR NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE – VETERAN SERVICES
Company Selected as Premiere Mapping Platform across United Kingdom
SAN DIEGO, Calif. … March 22, 2016 … RippleNami, Inc., a provider of a map-based data visualization platform accessed via the cloud, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Northumbria University’s Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families’ Research to provide a premiere mapping platform for United Kingdom-based National Health Service (NHS) – Veteran Services. The NHS Veteran Services Commissioning Team facilitates healthcare and support services to 2.8 million veterans across the UK.
Working within the framework of the National Veteran’s Information Services and Network (N-VISioN), the entity created to facilitate this effort, the involved parties will utilize RippleNami’s proprietary mobile app and web-based portal to integrate data from government and private databases, making relevant resources easily accessible to UK veterans and their families. The primary goal is to greatly simplify access to all services afforded to veterans and their families. This includes easy-to-use icons containing locations of hospitals, substance abuse clinics, education centers, financial assistance, employment help, housing and shelters.
“A key philosophy is to connect the unconnected, and to give service users opportunities to make informed choices. This will also provide all those who work within the ex-armed forces sector access to a comprehensive directory of all services via a simple and intuitive app. In addition to the primary goals of the project, we are also looking to customize the app for all organizations that use it. The app has the ability to communicate in real time to service users and co-workers,” stated Dr. Matthew Kiernan, co-founder of N-VISioN.
Political support for the project was secured on behalf of RippleNami from Parliament members Johny Mercer M.P. of Plymouth, England and Rishi Sunak M.P. of Richmond, England. In his role within Parliament, Mercer has made the modernizing and online availability of veteran services a priority while Sunak emphasized interest in a holistic community-driven approach to veteran care.
The first region to be implemented will be the Northeast region of England, which includes York, Leeds and Newcastle. The next stage of the project will be to secure national funding so the application can be phased in to six other UK regions, including Northwest England, Southwest England and Southeast England, as well as Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, by the end of 2016.
“We are extremely honored to be working with NHS, Northumbria University and N-VISioN, with the support of MP Mercer and MP Sunak. Veterans need myriad support services, and their ability to access this data quickly, easily and efficiently in the palm of their hands will change the ways in which UK vets get the assistance they need and deserve,” explained Phil Gahn, RippleNami co-founder and chief business development officer.
To better facilitate execution of this agreement, RippleNami plans to open an office in Northumbria University in Newcastle, England, in May 2016. This presence will complement RippleNami’s global efforts and its ability to improve the world through social good.
About Northumbria University
The Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research is a collective of academics, service providers and service users with an interest in improving the health and social wellbeing of veterans and their families. The hub has evolved from the interests of Dr. Matthew Kiernan, Lieutenant Commander RN(Q) retired and Dr. Mick Hill. It has established itself through an evolutionary process attracting and welcoming anyone with a genuine interest in its vision. They openly welcome visionary and innovative research that helps improve and understand the complexities that our veterans and their families experience. A fundamental principle of the hub is collaboration in research for the benefit of others. For more information about Northumbria University, visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/business-services/engage-with-us/the-northern-hub-for-military-veterans-and-families-research.
An industry game changer, RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change. RippleNami is redefining mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that really matters to users and their organizations. The Company’s cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises,nonprofits and emergency management agencies, enabling critical decision making and enhancedcollaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami lets people chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.