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

Georgia technology community taps company for its wireless touch-screen PatientPad® solution

ATLANTA, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Assent and its self-service patient check-in and patient education solution, the PatientPad®, today has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).

TAG, the state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry, annually names the Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in the state.  The award recognizes Georgia-based companies for their innovation, financial impact, and efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia's technology initiatives throughout the United States and globally.

"Each of the 40 companies we are recognizing have made a significant impact on how we live and do business through their technology innovation," said Tino Mantella, president and CEO of TAG. "We applaud each of these companies for their success and contribution to making Georgia a leading state for technology education, research and business.  At TAG we are committed to supporting companies like Digital Assent and we fully expect that, with their ongoing leadership and innovation, Georgia's technology community will continue to grow and be top in class in the U.S. and beyond."

Digital Assent's PatientPad is an easy-to-use tool that automates the patient check-in process and delivers targeted health information and advertising to interested patients while they sit and wait in their healthcare provider's waiting room, exam room or treatment room.  "One of the primary goals of the PatientPad is to improve the patient experience and create a better dialogue between the patient and their doctor," explained Andrew Ibbotson, president and CEO of Digital Assent.

"Self-service technology is used in a number of industries to improve data quality and enhance the customer's experience.  Healthcare is one industry that can greatly benefit from this technology," added Ibbotson.  "By enabling patients to provide their demographic, insurance and medical history information in a secure electronic format, the PatientPad helps physicians more easily transition to electronic health records."  However, what makes the PatientPad truly innovative is Digital Assent's ability to seamlessly deliver self-directed patient education and advertising to interested patients as soon as they finish checking themselves in.

Today, TAG will recognize Digital Assent and the other top innovators in Georgia at the 2011 Georgia Technology Summit.  The event brings together C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia's technology community.  For more information about TAG and the Georgia Technology Summit, visit

About Digital Assent

Founded in 2009, Digital Assent is a fast-growing healthcare technology company based in Atlanta.  The company's wireless touch-screen PatientPad® solution streamlines the patient check-in process and delivers targeted health information to patients while they sit in a provider's waiting room or exam room.  By automating patient intake, the PatientPad enables healthcare providers to collect patient information in a standard electronic format, transition from paper to Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and improve the overall patient experience.  The PatientPad recently won the "2010 Cool Technology of the Year" award presented by TechAmerica and the Technology Association of Georgia.  For more information about Digital Assent and the company's rapidly growing PatientPad point-of-care network, please visit or

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is a leading technology industry association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of the state's technology industry.  TAG provides leadership in driving initiatives in the areas of policy, capital, education and giving, and also brings the technology community together through events, initiative programs and networking opportunities.  TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 27 special interest groups, or societies, including Women in Technology (WIT).  Additionally, TAG's charitable arm, the TAG Education Collaborative, is focused 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

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