LINCOLN, Neb. and NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Governance Institute, a service of NRC Health (Nasdaq: NRC), announced today a new partnership with Nasdaq Governance Solutions, a business of Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq: NDAQ), to provide members of The Governance Institute with access to Nasdaq Boardvantage, an award-winning board portal and collaboration software solution.

“We firmly believe that all hospitals and healthcare systems – regardless of their size – should have the opportunity to leverage and implement the best technologies available,” said Jona Raasch, CEO of The Governance Institute, “Our goal is to ensure that in this ever increasingly regulated and complex healthcare environment, our members have access to the resources that will empower them to be proactive, flexible, forward-looking, and effective.”

Nasdaq Boardvantage is built on the latest technology and designed with innovative security features to help executive administrators, board members and leadership teams achieve their meeting management and governance needs. Key features include:

  • A scalable platform to accommodate both complex healthcare systems and rural hospitals;
  • Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) available to US-based customers who require BAAs in order to comply with HIPAA and HITECH;
  • Intuitive, time-saving tools such as single sign-on, e-signature, and the ability to make real-time edits directly from the platform; and
  • Offline and mobile access 24/7/365.

Nasdaq Boardvantage allows hospital and health system boards, leadership teams and committee members to elevate their governance and easily access meeting information with the comfort of knowing confidential documents are protected by robust security protocols. Hospitals and health systems can manage board-level challenges more effectively and transparently so they can focus on what matters: setting strategy, overseeing operations, and achieving best practices. With increasing healthcare and hospital regulatory requirements, looming cybersecurity risks, and growing demands on board members and senior leadership, the need for a solution that automates and digitizes paper-based workflows while applying multiple layers of security to protect communications and documents has never been greater.

“Nasdaq is proud to work with The Governance Institute to deliver industry leading governance technology to its vast network of Member firms. Forward-thinking administrators, directors, and governance professionals use our next generation and innovative technology to reduce risk and streamline governance,” said Greg Lipper, Senior Vice President, Nasdaq. “60 percent of the Fortune 100 and hundreds of healthcare organizations and hospitals use our board portals because of their confidence in Nasdaq to deliver safe, secure and easy-to-use governance technology.”

Members are encouraged to contact their Governance Institute representative for more information.

About The Governance Institute  
The Governance Institute provides trusted, independent information, resources, tools, and solutions to board members, healthcare executives, and physician leaders in support of their efforts to lead and govern their organizations.

The Governance Institute is a membership organization serving not-for-profit hospital and health system boards of directors, executives, and physician leadership. Membership services are provided through research and publications, conferences, and advisory services. In addition to its membership services, The Governance Institute conducts research studies, tracks healthcare industry trends, and showcases governance practices of leading healthcare boards across the country.

For more information, call 877-712-8778, write to info@governanceinstitute.com, or visit www.governanceinstitute.com. The Governance Institute is a service of NRC Health.

About NRC Health
For 37 years, NRC Health (NASDAQ: NRC) has been committed to achieving human understanding and bringing healthcare organizations closer to their customers than ever before by illuminating and improving the key moments that define an experience and build trust. Guided by their uniquely empathic heritage, proprietary methods, skilled associates, and holistic approach, NRC Health helps its customers design experiences that exceed expectations, inspire loyalty, and improve well-being among patients, residents, physicians, nurses, and staff.

For more information, write to info@nrchealth.com, or visit www.nrchealth.com.

About Nasdaq
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 100 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to over 4,000 total listings with a market value of approximately $15 trillion. To learn more, visit business.nasdaq.com.

The Governance Institute Media Contact

Kayla Lounsbery
(402) 475-2525
klounsbery@nrchealth.com

Nasdaq Media Contact:

Will Briganti
(678) 504-6097
william.briganti@nasdaq.com