Indy-based healthcare cloud-computing innovator has been named to the Red Herring Top 100 Global list recognizing the world’s leading private companies. Past winners include Facebook, Twitter, Google,, and YouTube; but hc1 has the distinction of being the only company in history to be named to the list two years in a row, as well as being the only health IT company to ever make the list.

We reached out to hc1 CEO Brad Bostic this morning for comment on winning the award and he pointed to the employees of hc1 as the driving force behind the company’s success.

“Winning the Red Herring Global Top 100 Award is a testament to the talent, passion and diligence of our hc1 team. We take the mission of personalizing the healthcare experience very seriously and the effort our team places in doing so is second to none. It is rewarding to see we are truly having an impact — and this is just the start.”

Here are excerpts from the hc1 press release about the award: Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner for Second Year in a Row

Red Herring announced its Top 100 Global award winners in recognition of the leading private companies from North America, Europe, and Asia last week, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of how we work and live. Previous Red Herring award winners include global companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google,, and YouTube. has the honor of being the only company to have ever been recognized by Red Herring for two consecutive years.

“We are honored to be recognized as a Red Herring Top 100 Global award winner again,“ said Brad Bostic, Founder and CEO of “Receiving this award again signifies that the hc1® Healthcare Relationship Cloud® continues to transform the healthcare experience for providers and patients. We invented healthcare relationship management with this idea in mind, and are ready to optimize the healthcare journey for billions of people around the world.”

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across the globe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track records and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models from around the world.

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