From medical breakthroughs to cutting-edge technology, the Columbus Region is home to one of the top healthcare industries in the country. With several renowned healthcare systems and companies, including Mount Carmel, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Cardinal Health, the Columbus Region employs more than 45,000 in the industry.
In addition to well-known industry giants, the Region’s growing digital health ecosystem—made up of employers, universities, hospitals, products and technologies—makes collaboration and the sharing of information easier than ever before. The Columbus Region is well-positioned to pioneer health analytics, due to the increase in data being collected and shared, as seen by Ohio State University’s participation in cancer research through the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network.
The Region’s large pool of IT talent, combined with its well-established healthcare sector makes it a hotbed for innovation. In fact, healthcare IT employment growth has already outpaced the country’s, according to ESMI data, and the availability of skilled talent continues to grow, thanks to the more than 61 colleges and universities located in the Region.
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Meet Olive, a software bot that uses artificial intelligence to complete tedious administrative healthcare tasks.
Ohio raised $305 million in venture capital investment, $125 million of which was in healthcare deals.
A Fortune 500 healthcare company producing and distributing chemicals and plastics
Simplifies the prior authorization process needed to secure prescription medication
Aims to simplify the way health information is recorded and accessed with its online platform
A Fortune 500 healthcare services and information technology company
Provides high quality laparoscopic devices
Provides cost-effective pharmacy options
Producer and distributor of medical devices
One of the leading generic prescription medication providers in the U.S. and a wholly owned subsidiary of Hikma PLC
Healthcare in the Columbus Region employs more than 45,000 and contributes billions to the local economy.
In 2015, two Columbus-based HIT startups—CrossChx and Aver, Inc.—were among Central Ohio’s largest capital recipients.
Ohio outpaces other Midwestern states in venture capital funding for healthcare and HIT startups, with $158.6 million raised in the first half of 2015.