National Rural Health Assn. Partners with Early Bird Alert

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The National Rural Health Association (NRHA), representing 62 million people who call rural America home and more than 6,000 rural health care facilities in 43 states, has signed through its NRHA Services Corporation an exclusive relationship agreement with Early Bird Alert, Inc. (EBA), the company dedicated to improving at-home health and connectivity for seniors and the chronically ill.

According to Larry Bedell, CEO of NRHA Services Corp., NRHA will help introduce and deliver EasyConnect™, EBA’s new, free, smartphone and landline communications device and service, to participating seniors, caregivers and others in rural households across the country.

“EBA’s new EasyConnect patient-directed service complements our efforts to serve the healthcare needs of seniors and the chronically ill,” Bedell said. “We are making this important service available to patients and caregivers served by NRHA members as we believe in products such as EasyConnect that can improve patients’ daily in-home healthcare routine and medication compliance, enhance their quality of life, reduce social isolation and control healthcare costs.”

EasyConnect is a patented, advertising-supported platform that connects with landline telephones enabling them to function on par with Internet-connected devices to become a push-button healthcare services hotline and an advertising and social networking medium. Also available through a smartphone app, a web browser, or Internet-connected TV, EasyConnect is provided free of charge through participating organizations. With the touch of a button, mouse or screen, EasyConnect links patients to health care providers and caregivers and allows them to receive incoming health alerts, medication reminders, health and wellness information, entertainment, and product offerings.

With administrative offices in Kansas City, Mo. and government affairs offices in Washington, D.C., the National Rural Health Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership comprises 20,000 diverse individuals and organizations bonded by an interest in rural health.

Privately held Early Bird Alert, Inc. is headquartered at 70 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 106, San Rafael, Calif. 94903. Telephone: 415-302-7691. Information is available at or email at [email protected]. Twitter: Facebook: LinkedIn: For advertising, email [email protected].


Early Bird Alert
Frank Kappler, 415-777-4019
[email protected]
National Rural Health Assn. SC
Larry Bedell, 913-269-1199
[email protected]

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INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Seniors  Technology  Telecommunications  Health  Pharmaceutical  Consumer  General Health  Managed Care