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Wanted: Innovators with Big Ideas!

This group is convened by HIMSS to accelerate the growth of new ideas and drive innovative, forward thinking around best uses of information and technology in support of better connected care, improved population health and low cost of care.

HIMSS (Healthcare Management Systems Society) is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation through health information and technology with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare and care outcomes. HIMSS is a not-for-profit, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with additional offices in North America, Europe, United Kingdom and Asia. The HIMSS Innovation & Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio is home to hackathons, business pitch competitions, product launches, conferences, meetups and more.

Our work transforms the health and lives of individuals, families and populations around the world.

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We welcome patients who have defined issues to be addressed and / or designed apps to improve their health and the health of others; Physicians who create innovative care models, develop solutions, or simply are looking for new ways to address the problems they see; Entrepreneurs who create new innovative healthcare solutions; Hospital Executives driving development and adoption of new ideas; Nurses who reinvent nursing management or point of care solutions; Investors, Angels, and VCs looking for the next big thing; Pharma, Insurance, and Diagnostics companies that look for new technologies and companies to work with; Pharmacists who design better medication management, adherence, distribution or other systems; Game Designers who make patient education fun; Engineers, Software Developers, and Hackers that invent and enable new care paradigms; Designers who design Apps for Healthy Living; Innovative Government leaders seeking positive change; Reporters and Bloggers who want to see the cutting edge before it happens and spread the word....and so many more amazing people and companies...
We also enable more established companies to get their message out to the healthcare innovation community through sponsorship and speaking. So if there is an event, challenge, or product release you would like to talk about, please contact us.

Thanks for visiting, we hope to see you soon!

Upcoming events (2)

Improving Healthcare through Human Interaction and Digital Innovation at Fitbit

HIMSS Innovation & Conference Center

Join us at the HIMSS Innovation & Conference Center to celebrate making it half-way through the work week-- with snacks, drinks and great views of Lake Erie! It’s the perfect way to unwind as you keep up on new topics at the intersection of healthcare and technology. This month features Bryce Rausch, the Northeast Regional Director of Sales for Fitbit’s Health Solutions Division. Bryce and his team leverage Fitbit’s suite of tools and technology to support employers, health plans, and health systems in their mission to help people adopt healthier behaviors and improve population health. Prior to Fitbit, Bryce was the VP of Sales at Movable, a Brecksville, OH tech start-up, acquired by DHS Group in 2016, which leveraged wearable technology and software to combat childhood obesity and reduce sedentary behaviors for employees and patients to improve health outcomes. Bryce is originally from South Dakota and today lives in Brunswick, Ohio with his wife, a Forensic Scientist for the State of Ohio, and their 2, but in July, 3 daughters.

CoverMyMeds: A 10-year Journey to build, grow and scale a HIT company

HIMSS Innovation & Conference Center

Join us at the HIMSS Innovation & Conference Center to celebrate making it half-way through the work week-- with snacks, drinks and great views of Lake Erie! It’s the perfect way to unwind as you keep up on new topics at the intersection of healthcare and technology. This month we're featuring Scott Gaines, FHIMSS, SVP & General Manager, Provider Solutions, CoverMyMeds. Scott is a seasoned health IT professional with experience developing and leading new markets for innovative, high-growth companies. Scott is currently SVP & General Manager of CoverMyMeds’ provider business, where he is responsible for strategy, innovation and performance of solutions that streamline the medication prescribing process for providers. Prior to joining CoverMyMeds, Scott spent nine years with Hyland in implementation, consulting and business development roles. He most recently helped lead the expansion of Hyland’s healthcare practice into international markets. In this role, Scott advised world-renowned healthcare organizations in Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. Scott is active in the health IT industry and currently serves as a member of the HIMSS Innovation Committee, a board advisor to Central & Southern Ohio chapter of HIMSS, and an advisor to the Technology Development Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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Let's Negotiate

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