BALTIMORE, November 12, 2015 – Audacious Inquiry today announced that it has earned re-certification as a B Corporation for its third two-year term. Since December 2010, Ai has been proud to rank among Maryland’s earliest firms to receive the B Corp designation.
The community of B Corporations strive to make a positive and sustainable impact on stakeholders, customers, employees, and environment. To earn certification, B Corporations need to meet rigorous and independent standards of performance, accountability, and transparency.
B Corporations distinguish themselves as companies across the globe that are using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are over 1,400 B Corporations spanning 130 industries in 42 countries. The full B Score report for Audacious Inquiry can be viewed here: https://www.bcorporation.net/community/audacious-inquiry
“Ai is thrilled to earn B Corp re-certification and be recognized as a corporate leader within the Maryland community,” said Chris Brandt, Managing Partner at Ai. “Ai is continually striving to make a positive impact on society through execution of our work.”
Audacious Inquiry’s company headquarters in the bwtech@UMBC technology office park reflect its’ commitment to B Corp standards for community and employees. Ai offices were designed with over 10,000 square feet of open floorplan space to foster teamwork and communication. Workplace features include abundant natural daylight, standing and ergonomic desk options, and daily emphasis on wellness via the kitchen’s stock of nutritious snacks towards encouraging healthy habits.
B Corp certification (also known as B Lab certification or B Corporation certification) is a private certification issued to for-profit companies by B Lab, a global non-profit organization with offices in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Certified B Corporations must met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance; legally expand their corporate responsibilities to consider stakeholder interests; and build on the power and unifying goal of the B Corporation.
Ai leverages domain expertise in health information technology and policy to offer bold technology solutions that are leading the way to smarter delivery of healthcare. Commercial, government and nonprofit healthcare organizations have turned to Ai to rethink how health information is shared, managed, leveraged, and protected. Ai’s implementation of master data management (MDM) tools to enable health information exchange has set the standard for health information organizations (HIO/ HIEs) throughout the nation. Ai’s Encounter Notification Service® (ENS®) provides real-time notifications and clinical summaries to primary care providers, payers and other stakeholders coordinating care for patients. ENS technology sends hospital inpatient and ED admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) event notifications securely, between participating hospitals and inter-state among connected HIEs (i.e. Maryland, Delaware, and DC exchange ENS events). Since 2013, ENS has delivered over 10 million notifications, and served over 12 million subscribed patients in Florida, Utah, Delaware, and Maryland, as well as metro Philadelphia and the District of Columbia. ENS powers FLHIE’s Event Notification Service, DHIN’s Encounter Notification System, UHIN’s cHIE alerts, CRISP’s Encounter Notification System, and HSX’s Encounter Notification Service. To learn more follow us on Twitter @A_INQ and visit www.ENSinAction.com
bwtech@UMBC is a 71-acre research and technology community at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). With more than 500,000 square feet of office and laboratory space, it is home to over 120 technology and life science companies at all stages of development. bwtech@UMBC offers collaboration with university faculty and students, and enjoys a strategic and convenient location, close to downtown Baltimore, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and Washington, D.C. Its annual economic impact on the state is estimated to be more than $500 million. www.bwtechumbc.com