ATLANTA, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Assent founder and CEO Andrew Ibbotson has been named a finalist for this year's "Top Up-and-Coming Entrepreneur" award, which will be presented tomorrow evening at the VISTA 2011 Venture and Innovation Summit from TiE Atlanta, an organization whose mission is to foster and nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs.
In 2009 Ibbotson founded Digital Assent and launched its flagship product PatientPad® which has won several awards including the "2010 Cool Technology of the Year" award presented by TechAmerica and the Technology Association of Georgia.
Ibbotson is a serial entrepreneur who served as founder and CEO of Synthis Corporation, a technology company serving thousands of customers in more than 40 countries worldwide before its technology solution was acquired by a multi-billion dollar, market-leading software company in 2009.
"I am thrilled to be among the finalists for the Up-and-Coming Entrepreneur award," said Ibbotson. "The award represents the hard work and dedication of the entire Digital Assent team. Each day, I get to work with this amazing group of people, and together, we continue to develop breakthrough solutions that help our customers improve the way they do business while building a thriving company of our own. That's what I enjoy the most about being an entrepreneur."
Digital Assent's wireless touch-screen PatientPad solution allows patients to check themselves in electronically from the comfort of their waiting room chair and delivers targeted health information while they wait. The PatientPad helps improve the accuracy of the patient information gathered at the point-of-service by eliminating legibility errors and enables patients to educate themselves by browsing pertinent health information, with the goal of creating a better dialogue between the patient and their healthcare provider.
TiE Atlanta will host the VISTA 2011 gala event Wednesday, April 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre. For more information about TiE Atlanta and to register for the event, please visit www.tie-vista.org.
About Digital Assent
Founded in 2009, Digital Assent is a fast-growing healthcare technology company based in Atlanta, Ga. The company's wireless touch-screen PatientPad® solution streamlines the patient check-in process and delivers targeted health information to interested patients while they sit in their doctor's waiting room or exam room. By automating patient intake, the PatientPad® enables healthcare providers to collect patient information in a standard electronic format, more easily transition from paper to electronic health records, and improve the overall patient experience. For more information about Digital Assent and the company's rapidly growing PatientPad® point-of-care network, please visit www.digitalassent.com or www.patient-pad.com.
About TiE Atlanta
TiE Atlanta is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster entrepreneurship in various professional fields and nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs. Since the first chapter in 1992, TiE has grown to more than 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 56 chapters across 13 countries. TiE Atlanta distinguishes itself by the quality of its speaking engagements and focused one-on-one mentoring. For additional information, visit www.tie-atlanta.org.
SOURCE Digital Assent