Healthbox acquired by HIMSS

March 5, 2018

Healthbox has announced they are now part of the HIMSS family. Healthbox will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of HIMSS, continuing to serve their clients and partners, while contributing meaningfully to the broader HIMSS portfolio.

Healthbox was founded seven years ago to catalyze healthcare innovation ecosystems around the world by providing three fundamental resources to entrepreneurs: Access, community, and capital.

After bringing in strategic partners like Intermountain Healthcare and Healthcare Services Corporation (HCSC), Healthbox evolved from a healthcare technology accelerator into the innovation consulting and venture fund management firm it is today.

As one of the world’s first digital health accelerators, Healthbox has partnered with over 160 healthcare technology start-ups around the globe.

Healthbox partnered with Intermountain Healthcare to build “The Foundry,” an entrepreneurship program for caregivers. Since the program’s launch in 2014, they  have worked with 16 employee-led “start-ups.” Since its inception in 2015, the Intermountain Innovation Fund has invested in seven innovative startups in the areas of interoperability, precision medicine, patient access, and artificial intelligence—all with a demonstrated ability to impact both cost and quality.

Their teams work inside organizations to develop programs that engage employees—from the front lines of care to the administrative offices—and to assess the commercial potential of projects whose creators saw opportunity in the face of challenge.

“Now, as a proud member of the HIMSS family, we believe that our approach to innovation combined with HIMSS’ scale, experience and legacy as a trusted partner to the community will put our shared goals within reach,” said CEO Neil Patel.

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