Madison Set to Shine on Healthtech’s Biggest Stage: Annual health IT conference in Las Vegas will showcase companies amplifying Greater Madison’s reputation for health innovation

MADISON, WI – Greater Madison’s reputation as the HealthTech Capitol will be on display at the 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition taking place March 5-9 in Las Vegas. The conference, which brings together more than 45,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world, will feature exhibits and pavilions from several top healthtech companies located in Madison.

With a robust healthcare ecosystem of world-class research; the market leader in electronic health records; and a strong network of payers and providers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs, Greater Madison has emerged as a leader in health innovation. In the shadow of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which consistently ranks among the top universities nationally for research spending and where the first human embryonic stem cell line was derived in 1998, there are three major hospitals, a strong network of insurers, cutting-edge biotech companies, device manufacturers and a diverse group of new and emerging companies.

“Greater Madison continues to gain momentum as the HealthTech Capitol, and we are showcasing our healthcare discoveries to the world,” said Chamber President Zach Brandon. “From new platforms to analytics to services, Greater Madison companies have a great story to tell at HIMSS. The time is now to capitalize on our region’s economic strength as we continue to seek solutions to global challenges surrounding health care.”

To local leaders and national experts alike, the convergence of industry strength, talent pipeline and entrepreneurial spirit shows Greater Madison is well-positioned for growth in healthtech. Forbes has called Madison one of “The Cities Winning the Battle for Information Jobs,” and in the past year, the Atlantic CouncilCBRE and Cushman & Wakefield have all recognized Madison as a national leader for momentum in tech job growth. The U.S. Department of Labor also ranks Madison second in the country for density of software publishing jobs, behind only Seattle, providing a surplus of tech-savvy talent to fuel the growing healthtech cluster.

Some recent achievements from Greater Madison companies attending HIMSS include:

  • Datica is announcing the next generation of its Platform on March 5 at HIMSS18. The new version extends Datica’s expertise on security and compliance to new and international compliance frameworks, while also increasing the number of technologies supported on the platform.
  • Clinically integrated network’s flows – in and out – come into very clear visual focus with Forward Health Group‘s new PopulationCompass® analytics and visualization platform.
  • This year at HIMSS, healthfinch will be honored with an Innovation Award, presented by athenahealth, Inc. The award is presented to organizations who drive meaningful change in the healthcare IT space and offer solutions that can be adopted across different types of organizations, regardless of size.
  • ImageMoverMD recently unveiled its latest capability, ImageMover Modality, which links images, even in unscheduled situations, such as a point-of-care ultrasound in the ED, to the patient record in a snap, helping to facilitate billing. In addition, ImageMover continues to quickly expand its client base and partners in the marketplace and is available in Epic’s App Orchard.
  • Moxe recently released its Convergence platform, the first fully end-to-end integrated solution for HCC data capture. Health plans automatically send information on HCC documentation-gaps, and physicians can close these gaps without ever having to leave their EHR workflows.
  • Nordic recently acquired the revenue cycle practice of The Claro Group and is moving into the ERP services space. In addition, they continue to see strong demand for solutions around mergers and acquisitions as well as managed services.
  • Among many other recent developments, Redox is nearing 200 healthcare organizations on its network with a team that now numbers more than 50 people.
  • With more than 20 years of industry-leading expertise in digital health innovation, data analytics and integration and health system enterprise application management and consulting, Symphony Corporation is looking to extend its network of partners and clients at HIMSS18 and the CHIME CIO forum.
  • Wellbe is partnering with McGill University Health Center in Montreal to study the impact of the use of their Connected Care tool for advancing recovery in colorectal cancer patients. Wellbe is also advancing the ability for patients to interact with Connected Care by voice with smart speakers like Alexa.

 Here are the profiles of Madison-area healthtech companies and how to connect with them at HIMSS:

 About Datica (HIMSS Booth #5077)

Datica built the HIPAA Compliant, HITRUST CSF Certified platform to manage all ongoing compliance and security burdens not covered by AWS and Microsoft Azure. Through the Datica Platform, customers deploy cloud-native applications and integrate with EHRs. The healthcare IT company services all who handle PHI in the cloud, from startups to the Fortune 100. For more information, go to www.datica.com.

At HIMSS, Datica CEO Travis Good, MD will present “Doing HITRUST on Top of AWS” Tuesday, March 6, at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) booth #1625, MP318, 11:00 PST.

About Epic Systems (HIMSS Booth #4432)

Epic’s integrated software spans enterprise clinical, access, revenue and analytics functions with a single patient-centered database – and provides an open platform for building on this foundation. The system lets care providers connect directly with patients and other organizations for improved population health. Roughly 200 million patients have a current electronic record in Epic. Learn more at www.epic.com.

About Forward Health Group (HIMSS Booth #127)

Top-rated for clinician engagement in the KLAS™ 2017 Population Health Management report, Forward Health Group drives clinical, financial and network performance in the shift to value. Learn more at www.forwardhealthgroup.com.

About healthfinch (HIMSS Booth #12629)

healthfinch develops and manages the Charlie Practice Automation Platform. Charlie improves quality and reduces provider burnout by automating routine, repetitive EHR tasks. Integrated with Epic, Allscripts and athena EMRs, Charlie’s refill management and visit planning applications automatically reference over 1,000 evidence-based protocols to present relevant information to clinical staff. By eliminating the need for time-consuming chart review, more time can be devoted to direct patient care. Learn more at healthfinch.com.

A fireside chat with healthfinch’s CEO, Jonathan Baran, will be held at the athenahealth HIMSS booth on March 7, with an awards ceremony to follow.

About ImageMoverMD (HIMSS Booth #1375)

ImageMover is the only technology that quickly and easily transfers all types of medical images into your EHR and PACS/VNA system, allowing healthcare enterprises to derive additional benefits from existing systems. Learn more at www.imagemovermd.com.

About Moxe

Moxe Health solves communication for clinicians and payers so they can collaborate in real time. They automatically send the clinical information needed for risk adjustment, HEDIS and Star ratings, claims denial management, HCC reconciliation, patient summary, ADT notifications and care gap management. Other solutions dodge interoperability or multiply human error, putting the problem off for the future; Moxe solves it. Learn more atmoxehealth.com.

Moxe will not have a booth at HIMSS but will be hosting a happy hour, and members of Moxe’s leadership team are available to connect throughout the course of HIMSS. Email Steve Merry at smerry@moxehealth.com to get in touch with Moxe.

About Nordic (HIMSS Booth #5154)

Nordic provides customized, end-to-end health IT solutions that help organizations improve the health of their patients and business. With 800 expert consultants on its roster, Nordic can tailor a range of solutions to meet client needs, offering strategy, Epic implementation, clinical efficiency, revenue cycle transformation, population health, training, data and analytics, Connect/extensions and managed services. Learn more at nordicwi.com.

About Redox (HIMSS Booth #1275)

Redox provides an integration platform to securely and efficiently exchange healthcare data. Healthcare organizations and technology vendors connect to Redox once and have the ability to authorize the data they send and receive. Redox accelerates the discovery, adoption, and distribution of digital health solutions to improve patient care. With hundreds of healthcare organizations and technology vendors exchanging data today, Redox is the most extensive network of integrated applications in healthcare. Learn how you can leverage the Redox Platform at www.redoxengine.com.

Redox will be hosting a HIMSS opening night party on Monday, March 5. Full details can be found at https://try.redoxengine.com/himss-party/.

For updates from Redox at HIMSS, as well as details about presentations by co-founder Luke Bonney and software developer Nick Hatt, visithttps://try.redoxengine.com/himss-18/.

About Symphony Corporation

With an expanding network of partnerships with leading healthcare systems nationwide, and a proven history of developing next generation digital health software products, such as their innovative SymphonyCare patient engagement platform, Symphony Corporation is driven to continue its leadership in healthcare IT. Symphony Corporation: Making Health Systems Healthier. Find them online at www.symphonycorp.com.

To connect with Symphony at HIMSS, reach out to Chief Strategy Officer Jonathan Fritz at jonathan.fritz@symphonycorp.com or 608-661-7606 or Anant Baliga at anant.baliga@symphonycorp.com or 608-661-7602.

 About Wellbe

Wellbe enables high-performing health systems across the U.S. to advance the coordination and quality of care. Founded in 2009, Wellbe’s second-generation Connected Care platform engages and empowers thousands of patients each day to participate as active partners with their providers across an episode of care. This coordinated participation in their treatments and procedures delivers higher satisfaction, fewer setbacks, better outcomes and improved efficiencies. Automated workflows and integrated pathways drive smart systems of care to reduce administrative and operational costs and increase care team productivity. Find out more at www.wellbe.me.

To request a meeting with the Wellbe team at HIMSS, contact info@wellbe.me.

About HIMSS
HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information and technology. HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information and technology.

Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 70,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Learn more at www.himss.org.

About the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce:
The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business with nearly 1,300 organizations – ranging from one-person shops to corporations with more than 10,000 employees – working to bring the Greater Madison area to its full potential. The Greater Madison region is a leader in innovation. From cutting-edge technologies to distinctive retail shops to inventive services and products, our members vary greatly but are united by the region’s entrepreneurial spirit. More information can be found atgreatermadisonchamber.com.

The Greater Madison Chamber led the launch of HealthTech Capitol (www.healthtechcapitol.com), an initiative dedicated to positioning Greater Madison as the world-class leader for health innovation. The potential also exists for an even broader regional effort, which includes nearly 100 companies focused on delivery enhancement or technology around healthcare across the roughly 70-mile stretch between Madison and Milwaukee.