ATLANTA, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health IT Leadership Summit, an annual event founded by the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Technology Association of Georgia's Health Society, and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, today announced that Velocity Medical Solutions has been named as a Finalist for the 2013 Intel Innovation Award.
The award, which recognizes companies developing leading-edge healthcare IT technology, and unique approaches to improving health and the healthcare delivery process, will be presented at the Health IT Leadership Summit on Tuesday, November 12, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
The passion to improve cancer treatment outcomes is the undercurrent that drives Velocity's health IT solution for oncologists. Velocity's clinical intelligence platform creates a longitudinal map of all the imaging and treatment information for a cancer patient and integrates it into a comprehensive and powerful dashboard that helps the provider team make more confident decisions. Velocity allows oncology providers to create treatment plans, monitor a patient's response to therapy, collaborate as a team, and share clinical knowledge with each other."Cancer patients worldwide are benefitting from the innovations that Velocity brings to image-guided cancer therapies," said Paul Pantalone, Chief Technology Officer of Velocity. "However, the concept and development of the technology took place right here in Georgia, and it's an honor to be recognized as one of the state's top health IT innovation leaders. The Velocity team is dedicated to improving cancer treatment outcomes." "It was truly a challenge for our judges to select the four finalists from among the many Georgia-based applicants," adds Jodie Braner, chair of this year's awards committee. "We're looking forward to announcing the winner at the Health IT Leadership Summit on November 12. It will be an exciting opportunity to showcase Georgia's healthcare IT innovators to leaders from every part of the healthcare industry from this state and beyond – providers, payers, vendors, government, non-profits and academia." For more information about the Health IT Leadership Summit and the Intel Innovation Award, visit www.HealthITLeadershipSummit.org. About Velocity Medical Solutions Velocity Medical Solutions is a clinical intelligence company that powers cancer providers to make more confident decisions by transforming unconnected data into clinical knowledge. Velocity's solution creates a clinical knowledge repository on every patient treated and delivers analytics to inform providers on medical decisions. The Atlanta-based company was founded in 2005 by a team of seasoned oncology professionals with expertise in clinical outcomes, radiation treatment planning and software development for oncology. To learn more about Velocity Medical Solutions, visit our website at www.velocitymedical.com. About the Health IT Leadership Summit Founded by the Metro Atlanta Chamber, TAG Health - a society of Technology Association of Georgia, and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Health IT Leadership Summit is held annually in Atlanta, the nation's health IT capital, and continues to rank as one of the nation's premier health IT events. Each Summit has brought together a sell-out crowd of business executives, healthcare providers, and public and private organizations in an effort to foster collaboration among leaders from every part of the healthcare continuum. To learn more about this year's Summit – including information regarding sponsorship and registration – visit www.HealthITLeadershipSummit.org, follow @HealthITSummit on Twitter, join the Health IT Leadership Summit group on LinkedIn, and receive updates via the Summit e-letter. SOURCE Velocity Medical Solutions