Thousands of health IT professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors gathered last week in Orlando, FL, for the annual HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition. This week-long event - considered to be the Super Bowl for health IT specialists - is the largest healthcare technology conference in the world.
Interestingly, the state of Georgia is considered to be one of the nation’s health IT capitals, with hundreds of companies and researchers at the forefront of consumer digital health. Currently, there are more than 200 HIT companies in the state, and that number is increasing rapidly thanks to a burgeoning health IT startup scene.
To demonstrate the breadth and depth of Georgia's health IT ecosystem, each year the state opens a 'Pavilion' on the HIMSS show floor where early and growth-stage companies exhibit their products and solutions.
This year saw a number of relatively new players on the HIMSS scene show their innovative approaches.