Massachusetts continues to show that we are the national eHealth industry leader, which was further supported with the recent release of the 2014 Healthcare Informatics 100, a ranking of the country’s top healthcare IT vendor companies.
Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) congratulates the sixteen Massachusetts companies that made the list published by Healthcare Informatics. By comparison, California is next on the list with 11 companies.
The Massachusetts-based firms making the HCI 100 are: Phillips Healthcare; EMC; Nuance Communications;
Massachusetts is fertile ground for eHealth companies, due in large part to the significant presence of world-class
We’ve started to identify as many eHealth companies as we can and even just by counting software companies headquartered here, we’ve found more than 220 eHealth companies. Collectively, these firms employ more than 5,000 people and generate more than $8 billion in revenue. We’re expanding the definition to include healthcare technology services companies and those companies with a significant Massachusetts employee base but aren’t (yet) headquartered here – so let us know who they are by emailing eHealthCluster@masstech.org.
As eHealth continues to emerge as an integral health care delivery component, MeHI is working to help develop an environment that propels Massachusetts into new frontiers for eHealth and harnesses its potential to drive transformational industry change. Let me know what you think the key barriers to growth of the eHealth sector are, and how we can help overcome them.
Laurance Stuntz is the Director of the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.