Digital Assent Named a Top 40 Innovative Technology Company by the Technology Association of Georgia

Company Receives "Top 40" Honors for a Second Straight Year

ATLANTA, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Assent, a healthcare media and marketing company that helps patients make more educated and informed decisions at the point of care, today announced that it has once again been named one of the "Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia" by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).

TAG'S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based companies for their degree of innovation, the scope and financial impact of their innovations, and the effect of such innovation in promoting Georgia's technology industry throughout the U.S. and globally.  Digital Assent and the other "top 40" companies will be recognized at the 2012 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 28, 2012, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

Digital Assent's award-winning PatientPad® technology delivers personalized health information and advertising to consumers in doctor's waiting rooms and at home.  The company's technology innovations center on its patent-pending healthcare advertising platform, which delivers personalized content to patients in a way that complies with today's complex framework of privacy laws and healthcare regulations that govern patient advertising in the U.S. healthcare market.

"We are deeply honored to be recognized by TAG for our ongoing commitment to innovation," said Tim Collins, founder and CTO of Digital Assent.  "We've made a significant investment in our technology platform, which enables the world's largest pharmaceutical brands to deliver engaging digital content to patients on our ruggedized, spill-proof and germ-resistant PatientPad® tablets, while simultaneously helping doctor's offices transition from paper to electronic health records."

"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."

For more information about the Top 40 awards and the Georgia Technology Summit, visit http://www.tagonline.org/georgia-technology-summit.php .  Follow the conversation on Twitter through #GTS2012. 

About Digital Assent LLC

Digital Assent is a fast-growing healthcare media and marketing company that helps patients make more educated and informed decisions at the point of care.  The company's award-winning PatientPad® technology delivers personalized health information and advertising to consumers in doctor's waiting rooms and at home.  Digital Assent's rapidly growing PatientPad® network includes more than 2,500 PatientPad® tablets being used daily by thousands of patients at over 400 doctor's offices in 40 states.  For more information about Digital Assent, please visit www.DigitalAssent.com.

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'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. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org.

SOURCE Digital Assent

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