ATLANTA, GEORGIA – December 4, 2013 Patientco, a patient payments automation company, announced today that it has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, an awards program from the publisher of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare. Patientco was recognized as a finalist in the category of Revenue Cycle Management.

Patientco was selected as a finalist for its innovative, industry leading patient payment automation platform, which was created to give providers a complete set of cloud-based tools to engage patients after the episode of care to increase patient payments, decrease costs-to-collect, realize greater back office efficiencies, and improve patient satisfaction.

“We are excited for our technology to be recognized by FierceMarkets.  Innovation is at the core of who we are as a company and it’s one of the values we prize most.  We are honored to be in the company of our fellow finalists who, like Patientco, are revolutionizing facets of revenue cycle management for healthcare organizations,” says Bird Blitch, Patientco CEO.

Finalists were selected by a distinguished panel of CIOs and other executives from renowned U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems, including Mayo Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A complete list of judges can be found at

“These finalists are a cross-section of game-changing solutions providers who are helping providers to transform healthcare delivery and improve care,” said Wendy Johnson, FierceMarkets’ healthcare group publisher. “This is truly an exciting time in healthcare. Disruptive changes are happening that will lead to lasting improvements and millions of saved—and improved—lives.”

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria:  impact on quality of care and patient outcomes; impact on care efficiency; impact on healthcare information exchange; technology Innovation; financial Impact; market validation; compatibility with existing health IT systems; end-user experience and overall level of innovation. Finalists were selected based on the judges’ scores in each area.

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