ATLANTA, GEORGIA, November 4, 2013 – Atlanta-based healthcare technology company, Patientco, today announced they have been named a finalist for the Phoenix Award to be given at this year’s Health IT Leadership Summit at the Fox Theater on November 12.

“We are excited and honored to be included in the Phoenix Awards this year. The healthcare innovations emerging out of the State of Georgia are focused on solving real problems and Patientco is proud to be in such good company,” said Bird Blitch, CEO of Patientco.

The Phoenix Awards are presented annually by the Metro Atlanta Chamber Bioscience-Health IT Leadership Council in conjunction with the Health IT Leadership Summit to recognize individuals and companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the growth of the health IT industry in Georgia.  These awards represent the iconic “rising from the ashes” of the Phoenix – a symbol of strength, tenacity and leadership.

The awards will be presented by David Hartnett, Vice President of the Metro Atlanta Chamber and are typically presented in three categories: Entrepreneur/Startup Company of the Year; Emerging Company of the Year; Community Service Person of the Year, and new for 2013, University Advancement of the Year. This is Patientco’s first nomination for the Phoenix Awards. Past winners include REACH Health, AirWatch, Monocle Health Data, and Greenway Medical.

About the Health IT Leadership Summit:

Created in 2010 by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia’s Health Society, the Health IT Leadership Summit brings together leaders from across the healthcare continuum to discuss how the industry can drive innovation to enable better healthcare delivery at lower costs to more people. The theme of the 2013 Health IT Leadership Summit is “Technology’s Role in Revolutionizing Healthcare.”

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 click here.