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Where Health and Technology Meet

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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  • 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.

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