The following is an excerpt from a recent article in Healthcare Informatics:
The Georgia Department of Economic Development is a bit of an anomaly at this year’s HIMSS conference.
They are the only state that has a booth at the show and probably one of the only organizations whose sole purpose at the show is to promote other companies. Indeed, the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s booth is comprised of other smaller companies, those who might not be able to get a booth at HIMSS because of cost reasons.
The idea is to showcase the emerging companies in the Peach State, those who might be the “next big thing” in healthcare IT, says Carol Henderson, the director of Life, Sciences & Technology, Global Commerce at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Patientco, QTS, and PatientPad were a few of the companies at the Georgia Department of Economic Development booth.
In a lot of ways, this represents the nonprofit’s role within healthcare IT sector. Henderson says the organization works with many of these smaller companies as well as entrepreneurs who are in need of resources and opportunities.
For more information about HIT in Georgia visit Georgia.org/HIT