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 OhioHealth, 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 50 colleges and universities located in the Region.
Andelyn Biosciences Inc. could make Columbus a center for biomedical innovation listed in the same breath as Boston, Philadelphia and Research Triangle Park, said Dr. Dennis Durbin, chief scientific officer of the hospital’s Wexner Research Institute.
OSU Wexner Medical Center named one of America’s best employers for diversity.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital launches Andelyn Biosciences, the Region’s first commercial-scale clinical manufacturing facility devoted to gene therapy.
A Fortune 15 healthcare company producing and distributing chemicals and plastics
Simplifies the prior authorization process needed to secure prescription medication
Formerly Crosschx, Olive aims to simplify the way health information is recorded and accessed with its online platform
A Fortune 5 healthcare services and information technology company
Provides high quality laparoscopic devices
Formerly known as PharmaForce, American Regent provides cost-effective pharmacy options
Producer and distributor of medical devices
Formerly known as West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, Hikma is one of the leading generic prescription medication providers in the U.S.
Electronic prior authorization solutions provider CoverMyMeds was acquired by McKesson in 2017 for $1.1 billion, making the company the Columbus Region's first billion dollar unicorn.
Columbus based health care companies received $163 million of investments in 2018, ranking the city fourth in the Midwest. Health IT companies saw the largest share of investment. —BioEnterprise, 2018 report