JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott presented the Governor's Business Ambassador Award to Availity, the nation's largest real-time health information network, for Availity's contributions to Florida's economic vitality. The Governor's Business Ambassador Award is given to individuals and businesses in recognition of their efforts to create jobs and opportunities within the state. Founded in Jacksonville in 2001, Availity employs more than 400 Floridians, and has created 130 new jobs in Florida in just the past two years.
Governor Rick Scott said, "I was proud to present Availity with the Governor's Business Ambassador Award in recognition of their continued investment in our state and the creation of more than 400 jobs for Florida families. We are working to make Florida the best place for job creators and families to succeed and I look forward to seeing Availity's continued growth in Jacksonville."
Availity has deep roots in Florida, including community involvement on corporate and personal levels, and paid time off for employees who wish to volunteer. Among many community based programs Availity supports, most notable is the United Way of Northeast Florida's Achievers for Life program, where dozens of Availity team members volunteer time and school supplies at Ribault Middle School in Jacksonville.
When they are not working to build a better Jacksonville, Availity's employees are working to build the biggest, most connected healthcare engagement platform in the country. Availity's real-time network of health information is accessed by over one million providers and every payer in the United States. Availity also offers providers, hospitals, and health systems innovative revenue cycle and patient financial management solutions designed to reduce waste, improve payer-provider collaboration, and foster more meaningful, patient-centered care.
"We are honored to be recognized by Gov. Scott," said Thomas. "We're a national company but think locally when it comes to making our communities better places to live and work."
Availity's investors include some of the nation's largest health plans, including Anthem, Florida Blue, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), Humana and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. Most recently, Availity welcomed a new investor, San Francisco based Francisco Partners, to its ownership group.
As an industry-leading, HITRUST-certified health care information technology company, Availity serves an extensive network of health plans, providers, and technology partners nationwide through a suite of dynamic products built on a powerful, intelligent platform. Availity integrates and manages the clinical, administrative, and financial data needed to fuel real-time coordination between providers, health plans, and patients in a growing value-based care environment. Facilitating over 10 million transactions daily, Availity's ability to provide accurate, timely, and relevant information is vital to the financial success of its clients. For more information, including an online demonstration, please visit www.availity.com or call 1.800.AVAILITY (282.4548).