Latest Issue of Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Publication Focused on Heath IT
ATLANTA, November 24, 2014 – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), one of the nation’s largest state trade organizations dedicated to technology and innovation, recently recognized Sharecare President Dawn Whaley for her contribution to Georgia’s technology industry by featuring her on the cover of the latest issue of Hub Magazine.
In the magazine’s latest issue, which is focused on the State’s Health IT Industry, Whaley authored an article, entitled “Shared Success,” in which she talks about her background in technology public relations, experience during the tech “Boom” and her path to Sharecare alongside Jeff Arnold, Sharecare’s founder and CEO, with whom Whaley has worked with since Arnold was at the helm of WebMD. As is appropriate for an issue focused on Georgia’s Health IT sector, Whaley ends her article with a call to action for the HIT industry: she encourages the state’s business leaders to leverage Georgia’s unique strengths and work together to elevate Georgia’s reputation among the ranks of nationally renowned Health IT centers like Silicon Valley and Boston.
Health information technology (Health IT or HIT) is a unique sector of the healthcare industry that involves the design, development, creation, use and maintenance of information systems for a whole range of medical and insurance-related enterprises and their consumers.
Offering a glimpse into Georgia’s Health IT industry, which boasts more than 200 companies, over $4 billion in annual reported revenue and employs more than 30,000 people, the Fall 2014 issue of Hub was unveiled in front of a crowd of contributors and sponsors at a special ceremony held at the Herman Miller Showroom in Atlanta’s Midtown West area. To view the digital version of Hub Magazine, go to http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/839251.
Sharecare is a health and wellness engagement platform that provides people with personalized resources to help them live their healthiest lives. Nearly 40 million people have shared more than 5 billion data points about their health status and habits with Sharecare, which uses that information to create a comprehensive health profile allowing users to access all of their health resources in one place and dynamically connect to the knowledge, evidence-based programs and health professionals they need. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz in 2010, Sharecare’s predictive and personalized platform is accessed daily by millions of consumers, including viewers of The Dr. Oz Show, patient populations of the country’s leading hospital systems and every Soldier in the United States Army.
About Hub Magazine
Hub Magazine features timely news, ideas, people and trends that are at the intersection of Georgia’s Emerging technology community. Published quarterly, HUB Magazine reaches a potential 26,000+ subscribers via print and digital distribution. Learn more at: www.hubga.com
About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 25,000 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. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.