Technology Association of Georgia Honors the State’s “Best of the Best” for Innovation

and Contributions to Georgia’s Technology Community

ATLANTA, GEORGIA- March 19, 2014-  The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced Patientco, a patient payments automation company, as one of its Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize this prestigious group at thTAG10e 2014 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 26, 2014, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

Patientco is the only cloud-based platform specifically designed to help patients better understand, manage, and pay their healthcare bills, and help providers improve their revenue cycle by giving them the tools they need to dynamically engage patients, manage payments, and automate the entire process.  This unique solution aligns perfectly with Georgia’s hub of finance and healthcare IT organizations, many of which count themselves among TAG’s 2,000 member companies.

The “Top 10” most innovative technology companies are chosen from among TAG’s “Top 40” 2014 list and were chosen based on a number of criteria, including: degree of innovation; scope and financial impact of innovation; likelihood of success; and promotion of Georgia’s innovative efforts nationally and internationally.

“The 2014 Top 10 finalists are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of the best from Georgia’s Technology community,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “The 2014 Top 10 finalists are shining examples of what makes our State such a hotbed for technology and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community.”

This year’s Top 10 Companies were selected from among over 100 applications submitted by companies from across Georgia.  Companies selected to be in the Top 10 will be given the opportunity to present at the annual Georgia Technology Summit before a crowd of more than 1,300 of the state’s technology leaders.

“Innovation is at the core of who we are at Patientco and it’s one of the values we prize most so to be recognized in this way is very special.  We are honored to be named alongside other top companies in Georgia who, like Patientco, are making a positive impact on the world through innovation,” said Bird Blitch, Patientco CEO.

The 2014 Georgia Technology Summit is expected to bring together C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. In addition to presentations from some of the top technology influencers in the nation, the newest member of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia will be inducted.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 22,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia and Savannah.  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 networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.

TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. 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 or TAG’s community website at

About Patientco

Patientco helps healthcare providers communicate effectively with their patients to give them a better understanding of their healthcare expenses. Patientco’s suite of proprietary cloud-based technology tools produces easy-to-understand statements, facilitates direct provider-to-patient communication, offers patients their choice of secure payment options, and automates traditionally manual back-office processes for providers thereby increasing efficiencies and decreasing costs. Patients can uniquely manage, track and pay their healthcare expenses for all their providers in one location. Patientco’s technology ensures that provider systems can easily reconcile patient information securely and accurately into their Practice Management/Health Information System in an efficient and easy way. To learn more, call 888-747-2455 or visit