VASTEC Honored for Dedication and Partnership with MVLE

Tampa, FL, April 12, 2012 --( VASTEC, a document conversion and content accessibility provider, has been honored with MVLE’s “Business Partnership Award,” for ongoing work converting medical records for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia.

"With this award for VASTEC we are recognizing an outstanding business partnership that has created more jobs and opportunities for workers with disabilities and propelled MVLE into the digital age," said April Pinch-Keeler, President and CEO of MVLE. “It shows how much more can be achieved when you work together. VASTEC is setting a great example and we look forward to a continued successful relationship.”

MVLE is a non-profit company that supports and employs people with disabilities. Since 2010 the organization has partnered on VASTEC’s digitization project that stems from BRAC, the Base Re-Alignment and Closure Act, which resulted in the closure of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the transition of Bethesda National Naval Hospital into the new Walter Reed, and the new Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital.

The MVLE certificate of appreciation states: “Presented to VASTEC, your dedication and your partnership are immeasurable. With your continued support you enable people with varying abilities to have ‘a job like yours.’”

“MVLE’s contribution to this effort has been tremendous, and we are greatly appreciative of the services they provide,” said VASTEC CEO Richard Salem. “Every day the organization proves that people with varying abilities make a difference in the workplace.”

As a premier digitization company, VASTEC creates high quality digital documents and images from all types of source material, including, paper files, books, photographs, newspapers, maps, and confidential files, such as medical and legal records. VASTEC transforms the information into data that is easily searchable and retrievable through a secure browser-based document management system. These services make it an ideal match for the Walter Reed work.

“The power of our technology is increasingly indispensible to any agency dealing with high volumes of information,” Salem said. “Not only do medical records in the National Capital Region need to be digitized and converted into easily accessible electronic formats, but the work must be handled within strict privacy controls, to protect the private information these documents contain. VASTEC and MVLE are both diligent in maintaining strict security protocols through this process.”

In addition to digitization and conversion, VASTEC specializes in Section 508 remediation. Section 508 refers to an amendment of the Rehabilitation Act requiring federal agencies to make public facing electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. VASTEC has processed millions of confidential government records to Section 508 guidelines, for a wide range of agencies that include the Social Security Administration, the Office of the Surgeon General, and the US Army Physical Disability Agency.

MVLE is an internationally accredited agency that partners with more than 125 commercial businesses in addition to government and other not-for-profit agencies. MVLE supported more than 630 individuals with disabilities this past year, with a commitment to creating futures, one person at a time.

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Julie Meacci