There are so many health IT companies headquartered in the state of Georgia – over 200 of them in fact – that the state is often referred to as the Health IT capital of the country. It was, therefore, only fitting that at the HIMSS Conference earlier this month Georgia was the only state to have its own pavillion at what is largest annual gathering of healthcare IT services professionals in the US.
The HIMSS Conference sets out to provide a platform for healthcare IT companies to showcase their wares to a huge audience. In addition to the 45,000 people who attended in person in Orlando, Florida thousands more joined in via live digital links. In the Georgia Pavilion 13 Georgia Healthcare IT companies were represented as a part of an initiative that was sponsored by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC)
Speaking to the media about Georgia’s impact at the show Kornelius Bankston, MAC’s director of Bioscience Ecosystem Expansion said; “Because Georgia’s healthcare IT sector is the largest in the nation, we have the talent to drive the latest trends and technology across the industry. With our delegation’s strong presence at HIMSS, we can demonstrate why metro Atlanta is among the top 10 best healthcare cities and a top 10 tech talent market.”
Wondering who these companies are? Check out some of the largest exhibitors at the show, all of whom demonstrate amply just how innovative the state is in the ever growing field of healthcare IT:
- Cloud-based healthcare management and billing platform Azalea Health brought both their CEO, Baha Zeiden, and VP of Sales, Justin Pierce.
- Pathology Tracker is a tracking system for pathology clinics with a recently-launched mobile app. Think of it like a FedEx tracking label for your lab specimens.
- QGenda provides cloud-based scheduling software for physicians. The Atlanta-based company recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.