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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – December 18, 2013 Patientco, a patient payments automation company, announced today that it has been selected as a winner in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition in the Revenue Cycle Management category. The Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition is an awards program from the publisher of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare.

Patientco was awarded top honors 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. These tools include a proprietary statement generator, an intuitive PatientWallet online bill-pay system, a suite of payment automation tools, and automated workflows to improve the patient revenue cycle for healthcare providers.

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

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, selected the honorees. A complete list of judges can be found at

Wendy Johnson, FierceMarkets’ healthcare group publisher, says, “The Fierce Innovation awards celebrate the companies who are leading the charge to boldly transform healthcare delivery. We were overwhelmed by the number and the quality of the applications we received.”

Winners were selected 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.

To learn more about Patientco, visit

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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