Hard to believe that we are edging up to our one year anniversary of joining HIMSS. I remember writing these words full of excitement, nerves and anticipation: Today is an exciting day. I am thrilled to announce that Healthbox is now a part of the HIMSS family, the global leader in transforming health through information and technology. Healthbox will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of HIMSS – continuing to serve our clients and partners while contributing meaningfully to the broader HIMSS portfolio.
What remains true is that we have found a kindred spirit in HIMSS with a similarly bold vision: “better health through information and technology.” Truly ‘better health' will come through reinvention. ‘Information and technology’ have been and will be core to the innovations we have helped launch and scale over the years. As the healthcare advisory services firm in partnership with HIMSS, our core expertise is rooted in healthcare innovation and held to the highest standard of objectivity.
Healthbox was founded seven years ago to catalyze healthcare innovation ecosystems by providing access, community and capital to entrepreneurs around the world. When we spun out of Sandbox Industries in 2014 and brought in strategic partners like Intermountain Healthcare and Healthcare Services Corporation, we evolved from a healthcare technology accelerator into the innovation consulting and venture fund management firm we are today. In 2016, when I became President of Healthbox, we doubled down on this evolution and rewrote our mission statement: “to empower the reinvention of healthcare.”
As a proud member of the HIMSS family and as one of HIMSS’s Innovation Companies, our approach to innovation combined with HIMSS’s scale, experience and legacy as a trusted partner to the community has put our shared goals within reach. Together, we are empowering the reinvention of healthcare on a global scale.
Healthbox, a HIMSS Innovation Company and healthcare advisory firm, drives innovation from the inside and out, helping organizations build internal innovation programs, assess the potential of employee-led projects and look to the market to find solutions to implement or invest in.