Deadline Extended For Health IT Leadership Summit Award

Companies Encouraged to Apply for Intel Innovation Award through September 15

Online PR News – 26-August-2011 – – Companies Encouraged to Apply for Intel Innovation Award through September 15

ATLANTA, August 22, 2011 – Due to numerous requests from companies and organizations that want to participate in the Intel Innovation Awards portion of the 2011 Health IT Leadership Summit, the deadline for submissions has been extended to September 15, 2011. Presented for the first time this year, the Intel Innovation Awards will recognize companies developing leading-edge technology to improve healthcare delivery and processes. Entry forms may be downloaded from the website at:

Interested parties operating in every aspect of the healthcare industry, from startups and large enterprises, to single physician practices and healthcare delivery systems, are encouraged to apply. Four finalists will be selected to present at the 2011 Health IT Leadership Summit and one will be recognized as the top innovator. The winner will also be showcased by Intel as an innovation leader at 2012 HIMSS and in other Intel promotions.

“We’ve received such great interest in this award—from established companies, start-ups, government departments, non-profit agencies, hospitals and private practices—we wanted to give everyone a chance to participate,” explained Pat Williams, chairwoman for the 2011 Summit. “From the applications we’ve received so far, we’ve been truly impressed by the collaboration of these groups to find solutions to the challenges facing our health delivery process.”

The 2011 Health IT Leadership Summit will take place on November 8, 2011, at the Fox Theatre from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. In addition to innovation, the 2011 Summit will address the programs and initiatives that support a robust health IT cluster, including workforce readiness, special projects, capital investments, public policy and innovation.

The Health IT Leadership Summit was founded in 2010 by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber and Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Health. More than 111 leading health IT companies participated and over 500 people attended the first event, which highlighted Georgia's leadership in the industry and addressed the actions needed to build and sustain a premier health IT workforce and build a robust health IT cluster. Attendance for the second annual Summit is expected to top 500 people.

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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 13,000 members and hosting over 170 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. 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 members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses 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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