AUGUSTA, GA – (October 18, 2016) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, is seeking nominations for the Health Startup Innovation Award at its 2016 Health Tech Startup Expo, hosted by the Clinical and Digital Health Sciences department in the College of Allied Health Sciences at Augusta University. The Health Tech Startup Expo aims to inspire new health technology startup ventures in Augusta. Join us late January at Augusta University to hear from an exciting keynote speaker and panelists discuss how to create a startup company, current challenges that a startup faces, and how to leverage other organizations to run a successful health technology startup.
Individuals from start-ups, growth-stage companies, hospitals, clinics, and practices which are developing new technologies or uses for technology are eligible for the award. Individuals may self-apply or nominate a company that is using health IT in innovative ways. Winning companies will receive a spotlight at the Health Tech Startup Expo.
All applications and nominations must be received by 5 PM EST, Monday, November 28, 2016. Finalists will be contacted by a committee member to gather additional information. Finalists will be announced in early December, 2016. Finalists may be asked to present to the committee December 2016. Winner will be announced at the Expo January 2017.
Because collaboration is often a central part of innovation, applicants should include all partners involved with their technology or approach. Innovation can occur anywhere, so TAG seeks examples at every level, from colleges to large enterprises, from single physician practices to healthcare delivery systems, from nonprofits and government entities to private payers.
A team of health IT pros will evaluate the entries and select semi-finalists. Each semi-finalist will be interviewed and their technology researched, with the Innovation Committee making a final decision based upon such factors as magnitude of the benefits, current and future impact, quality of care, impact on workflow, etc.
Interested individuals should apply online at http://bit.ly/healthnominations.
For more details on the event and to register please visit: www.augustahealthexpo.com
About TAG Augusta Chapter
The TAG Augusta Chapter includes over 460 individual and organizational members. TAG strives to educate, unite, promote, and influence Georgia’s technology community in the Richmond, Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, and other surrounding counties that make up the greater Augusta area.
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.
The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org.
For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org