ATLANTA, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Assent, a fast-growing healthcare media and marketing company headquartered in Atlanta, today announced company founder and CEO, Andrew Ibbotson, was named "Entrepreneur of the Year" at the prestigious TiECON Southeast conference for his considerable accomplishments as a serial entrepreneur.
TiE Global is the world's largest organization for entrepreneurs, with more than 13,000 members worldwide. TiECON Southeast is TiE's premier annual event for the southeastern United States and the largest convention in the Southeast dedicated to entrepreneurs.
The Entrepreneur of the Year award is presented annually to an entrepreneur who has accomplished extraordinary success and has demonstrated high commitment to the entrepreneurial community. Ibbotson was selected by a panel of independent judges made up of previous award recipients, technology company CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders.
"Building a company is a team effort and it gives me great pleasure to share this recognition with everyone at Digital Assent," commented Ibbotson. "Growing as quickly as we have over the past 18 months is not without its challenges. This award is a testament to the hard work, talent and dedication of our team."
Digital Assent is transforming the waiting room experience for patients with its innovative PatientPad® technology. The PatientPad turns idle wait time into valuable educational opportunities by delivering personalized health information to patients on a wireless touch-screen tablet, right before they meet with their healthcare provider. Upon arrival, each patient is given their own PatientPad to sign in. While they wait, patients hold on to the PatientPad to learn more about the practice, browse relevant health topics and explore possible treatment options – all within a secure, private browsing experience.
"Our mission is to help patients make more educated and informed decisions at the point of care. Our vision is for the PatientPad to become the preferred tool for digital patient engagement at the doctor's office," explained Ibbotson. During the past 18 months, Ibbotson has raised two rounds of financing totaling $12 million, recruited an impressive team of executives, and grown the PatientPad network from 20 pilot offices in Atlanta to more than 400 doctor's offices in 40 states.
In addition to his company obligations, Ibbotson is an active member of the Atlanta technology community. He sits on the Board of Directors for Venture Atlanta, serves as a mentor and advisor to several early-stage entrepreneurs, and regularly speaks at events throughout the country to help promote entrepreneurship, foster innovation, and encourage others to start and grow their own businesses.
About Digital Assent
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.
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