FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Productivity Automation (HPA), provider of advanced healthcare workflow automation solutions, today announced it has been named a finalist for the inaugural NEXT Awards presented jointly by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Center.
The awards recognize the accomplishments of companies and individual entrepreneurs in five areas of business especially important to the Nashville economy: health care; technology; digital media and entertainment; sustainability and alternative energy; and social enterprise. Individual awards for successful youth, minority, female, startup and legacy entrepreneurs will also be given, in addition to an Entrepreneur of the Year award.
"Our thriving entrepreneurial community has contributed significantly to the economic prosperity of Middle Tennessee," said Chamber President & CEO Ralph Schulz. "We are proud to be able to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of these businesses and individuals."
"Recognition like this is so important for small business owners and their employees. The NEXT Awards can provide the exposure and motivation to propel these entrepreneurs to a new level of success," said Michael Burcham, Entrepreneur Center president and CEO.
HPA's flagship Health Mason platform improves healthcare efficiency and reduces costs by using virtual robotic automation tools to quickly and efficiently process healthcare billing and insurance claims. The cloud-based solution dramatically reduces administrative expenses, speeds payment workflow and reduces processing errors compared with traditional manual payment processing by human auditors. Novin has previously been honored as the 2009 Innovator of the Year by the Nashville Technology Council for HPA's work in developing Health Mason, and he is nationally recognized for his expertise in bringing automation and efficiency workflow processes to the healthcare industry.
"It's an incredible honor to be recognized once again by the Nashville business community for our innovative and successful approach to reducing administrative costs – one of the most vexing challenges in the healthcare industry," Novin said. "We are very grateful for the support we've received, which has enabled us to launch our platform on a national scale and contribute toward solving the nation's healthcare crisis."
Novin will receive recognition as a NEXT Awards finalist at an awards dinner held Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.
The 2011 Future 50 Awards are presented by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Entrepreneur Center, in partnership with Bank of America. Additional sponsors include Bandit Lites, Kraft CPAs, Lipscomb University Center for Entrepreneurship, Tennessean Media Group and WSMV-TV. For more information, visit www.nextnashville.com.
About HPA (Healthcare Productivity Automation)
Based in Nashville, Tenn., HPA is a healthcare-focused software development and consulting firm specializing in helping payers and providers save money through the automation of manual processes. Its flagship Health Mason family of SaaS solutions improves the provider-payer payment relationship by automating claim and payment management processes, reducing costs while improving quality and achieving more consistent processing. Used by some of the country's major healthcare insurance companies and service providers, HPA solutions received the 2009 Nashville Technology Council's Innovator of the Year Award. To learn more visit www.hpapro.com.
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