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 50 colleges and universities located in the Region.
What started as a grassroots event to raise funds for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James) quickly turned into an annual event that since 2009 has raised more than $161 million for cancer research.
Aetna Inc. opens its second office in the Columbus region focused on streamlined customer service that projects 650 new jobs over the next few years.
Franklin County Health Works released its 2018-2020 plan that outlines strategies to reduce disease and overdose and infant deaths and increase immunization rates and access to healthcare.
A Fortune 15 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 5 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
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.
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.