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Susan Perry of SpeechMED honored by AARP for innovation helping older Americans

SusanperrySusan Perry, founder and CEO of Miami-based SpeechMED, is one of AARP’s  50+ Innovation Leaders, an AARP initiative administered by MedCity News to recognize entrepreneurs, companies and ideas behind innovative new products and services for Americans aged 50 and older.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by AARP as an innovator of audio, multi-lingual, patient engagement technology that enables seniors and their caregivers to hear their medical directions via human voice instead of in written form, which gives them a far greater chance of processing those critical directions, and always in the language that they know best” said  Perry, in a news release.

The winners of the inaugural 50+ Innovation Leaders program were revealed today during the AARP Innovation@50+ Live Pitch event by representatives of MedCity News and AARP. The full list of winners can be seen at medcitynews.com/50-plus-innovation-leaders/.

“AARP works to empower people to choose how they live as they age,” said Jeffrey Makowka, AARP’s director of market innovation. “We are pleased to join MedCity News in showcasing entrepreneurs who are driving change and improvements in the healthcare industry for the more than 100 million Americans aged 50 and older."

SpeechMED is a simple to use platform to empower patients, caregivers and their healthcare providers by removing obstacles to clear communication. "Our mission of inclusion is to make patient’s medical information understandable to them regardless of their age, vision, language preference or literacy level," Perry said. Visit speechmed.com for more information.

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