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Digital Assent Wins Back-to-Back Spirit of Endeavor Awards, This Year for Top "Emerging Technology Company"
Date:12/12/2011

ATLANTA, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Assent, provider of the award-winning PatientPad® self-service patient check-in and patient education solution, today announced it has earned top honors in the "Emerging Technology Company" category at the 2011 Spirit of Endeavor Awards presented by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and TechAmerica Georgia.

Digital Assent was honored with this prestigious award for the PatientPad – an innovative wireless touch-screen solution that eliminates the paper registration forms in physicians' offices and delivers targeted health information to patients while they sit and wait.  The company was also recently selected as a finalist for Forbes Magazine's "List of America's Most Promising Companies."

"Companies such as Digital Assent are one of the reasons Georgia has been ranked first in the nation for entrepreneurial activity," said Tino Mantella, president and CEO of the Technology Association of Georgia.  "We are proud to recognize Georgia's most exciting new technology companies through our Spirit of Endeavor Awards and look forward to hearing much more from them in the future."

The Spirit of Endeavor Awards recognize and celebrate innovative technology companies and individuals in Georgia that drive new ideas, invigorate the community and lead people through technology. 

"We've come a long way since winning last year's Cool Technology of the Year award," said Andrew Ibbotson, president and CEO of Digital Assent. "Being recognized as this year's top Emerging Technology Company is a testament to the hard work, creativity and dedication of our rapidly growing team," he added.  "We are proud that Digital Assent stood out among so many deserving nominees, and thank TechAmerica and TAG for acknowledging our success."  Year-to-date, the company has sold more than 2,500 PatientPads to 400 practices in 38 states.

All winners and finalists of the 2011 Spirit of Endeavor Awards were recognized at a special ceremony on Dec. 9, 2011 at TWELVE Atlantic Station in Atlanta. The 2011 Spirit of Endeavor Awards are sponsored by Platinum sponsor Concurrent, Gold sponsor ASAP Solutions Group, CorFire, and Silver sponsor Burnette Insurance, CresaPartners, Definition 6, Ernst & Young  and Intel. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the TAG Education Collaborative.

About Digital Assent

Founded in 2009, Digital Assent is a fast-growing healthcare technology company based in Atlanta. The company's wireless touch-screen PatientPad® solution streamlines the patient check-in process and delivers targeted health information and advertising to interested patients while they sit in their healthcare providers' waiting and exam rooms. By providing patient-friendly tablets designed to educate and entertain, PatientPad eliminates the most common causes of boredom and frustration to deliver a positive waiting room experience. For more information about Digital Assent and the company's rapidly growing PatientPad point-of-care network, please visit www.digitalassent.com or www.patient-pad.com.

About TechAmerica Georgia

TechAmerica is the largest and strongest voice and resource for technology in the United States and is the industry's leading trade association. TechAmerica Georgia, formerly TechAmerica Southeast, was created in late 2009 under a unique partnership between TechAmerica and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), which provides operational management for the organization. TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 14,000 members and hosting over 170 events each year. TAG's mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia's technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. For more information visit the about TechAmerica Georgia and TAG, visit www.tagonline.org.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 14,000 members and hosting over 170 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG's mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia's technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia's technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state's economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG's charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG's community website atwww.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit www.tagedonline.org.


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