The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) has selected three Atlanta companies as the recipients of this year’s Phoenix Awards, recognizing outstanding contributions to the growth of the health IT industry in Georgia.
Among the three 2012 Phoenix Award winners, AirWatch and REACH Health received awards recognizing excellence among companies in the health IT field. Paula Guy, CEO of Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth, was recognized in the Community Leader of the Year award category.
The awards, given annually in conjunction with the Health IT Leadership Summit, recognize excellence in individuals and companies. The awards were created by MAC in recognition of the major role the health IT industry plays in Georgia’s economy. Georgia is the health IT capital of the nation, with more than 225 health IT companies employing approximately 16,000 in the state.
The Health IT Leadership Summit was founded in 2010 by three organizations to support the growth of the health IT industry: the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber and Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Health.
The Summit ranks as one of the nation’s premier health IT events, with more than 500 business leaders, healthcare providers, and public and private organizations in attendance each year.