Accelarad Named a TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company

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Technology Association of Georgia Honors 40 Companies for Innovation and Contributions to the State’s Technology Community


We are truly honored to have been selected as one of TAG’s Top 40 Innovative companies this year

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced Accelarad as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize this prestigious group at the 2014 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 26, 2014, at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.

“The 2014 Top 40 finalists are an elite group of innovators who represent the very best of Georgia’s Technology community,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “The 2014 Top 40 finalists are shining examples of what makes our State such a hotbed for technology and we applaud them for standing out as leaders in Georgia’s technology community.”

This year’s Top 40 Companies were selected from among over 100 applications submitted by companies from across Georgia. Companies selected for the "Top 40" will be showcased in an exhibition at The 2014 Georgia Technology Summit.

“Our tenth year of the Top 40 was an overwhelming success, based on the number of truly innovative companies that participated in the competition," said Dennis Zakas, a partner and founder of Zakas & Leonard, LLP, Chair of Group Office Buys, LLC, and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. "The Top 40 winners demonstrate the depth and breadth of Georgia's technology community.”

Accelarad is the largest and most experienced cloud-based medical image-transfer platform available today, helping doctors eliminate the use of traditional CDs and eradicate extraneous costs. With more than 600 million radiology exams done each year, and approximately 20 percent being repeats excess costs can total $10 billion. Accelarad’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform allows doctors across the U.S. to share X-Rays, CT scans, mammograms, etc. with other physicians and patients instantly – expediting diagnoses and patient care. Today, Accelarad has grown to serve more than 1,850 healthcare facilities and 4,000 physicians, processing more than 400 million medical images annually.

“We are truly honored to have been selected as one of TAG’s Top 40 Innovative companies this year,” said Willie Tillery, co-founder and CEO of Accelarad. “Accelarad was born when my co-founder, Arman Sharafshahi, and I were graduate students at Georgia Tech. We were incubated at the Atlanta Technology Development Center (ATDC) and have spent the last three years headquartered in Sandy Springs. We’re proud to be a member of Georgia’s healthIT community, which has propelled us to become the top-ranked medical image exchange in America.”

The 2014 Georgia Technology Summit is expected to draw a crowd of more than 1,300 C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. In addition to presentations from some of the top technology influencers in the nation, the newest member of the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia will be inducted.

For more information about TAG and the Georgia Technology Summit and to register for the event, visit Follow the conversation on Twitter through #TAGGTS.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 22,000 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.

For more information visit the TAG website at or TAG’s community website at

To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit

About Accelarad
Founded in 1999, Atlanta-based Accelarad, creators of, is the nation’s largest medical image exchange. The cloud-based solution makes it simple for healthcare organizations, physicians and patients to securely view, manage and share medical images and documents online. As a result, Accelarad enables healthcare providers to reduce CD usage, increase efficiency and improve patient care. To date, is used by more than 1,850 facilities and thousands of patients and physicians who share nearly half a billion images annually. Further demonstrating the company’s market penetration, in 2013 Accelarad was named “Top-Ranked Medical Image Exchange Vendor” by leading healthcare technology research organization, KLAS in the report Image Exchange 2013: A Close Look at Accelarad, November 12, 2013. For more information, visit and and follow @Accelarad and @_ConnectAmerica on Twitter.

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