ATLANTA – March 15, 2012 – 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 as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize this prestigious group at the 2012 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 28, 2012, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

TAG’s Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based companies for their degree of innovation, the scope and financial impact of their innovations and effect of such innovation in promoting Georgia’s technology industry throughout the U.S. and globally.

TAG’s Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.

“The Top 40 companies are shining examples of what makes Georgia a hotbed for innovation in technology,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “Georgia is home to more than 13,000 technology companies, so we applaud the 2012 Top 40 finalists for standing out as leaders in innovation and in Georgia’s technology community. These are the types of companies that will help Georgia become recognized as one of the top states in the nation for technology.”

“This year we had a 30% increase in the number of applications over the past few years.  We were very impressed by the quality and breadth of technology companies that applied,” said Dennis Zakas, a partner and founder of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, Chair of Group Office Buys, LLC, and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee.  “It was very difficult to choose the Top 40 because of the large number of deserving companies. We expect great things from our winners.”

Patientco’s technology helps healthcare providers collect more of the continually increasing self-pay portion of their A/R by making it easy for patients to pay and for healthcare providers to collect that revenue. Patientco’s statements are tagged with a patent-pending nine-digit algorithmic code that insures security, HIPAA compliance and accuracy in reconciliation. Patients can log in to their individual PatientWalletSM, view their bills, communicate with their providers and pay outstanding balances using their choice of payment methods: online, over the phone, or by mail. CEO Bird Blitch says, “Our PatientWalletSM empowers patients so they pay how they want. When patients have choices, they pay.”

For more information about the Top 40 awards and the Georgia Technology Summit, visit Follow the conversation on Twitter through #GTS2012.

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 15,000 members and hosting over 200 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, influence 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 or TAG’s community website at To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit

About Patientco

Patientco empowers patients to take control of their healthcare expenses by providing a simple and convenient way to manage and pay expenses from one secure location. Through Patientco, patients are able to track, manage, understand and pay all of their family’s healthcare expenses. In turn, healthcare providers are able to better manage cash flow and revenue for their practices and ultimately better serve their patients. For more information visit,