Gravitating toward Columbus: Health IT scene thrives in Ohio’s capital

Columbus, Ohio, sits in the center of the state. Increasingly, it also sits at the center of the state’s digital healthcare scene.

The majority of the $574.7 million that Ohio startups raised in venture capital funding in 2017 went to healthcare companies, which raised $396.5 million, a 206% increase over 2016, according to venture capital group Hyde Park Angels.

Those healthcare startups have a strong base in and around Columbus. “It’s becoming more of a hub,” said Tim Raderstorf, chief innovation officer at the Ohio State University College of Nursing. “There’s a lot of buzz about the city itself and a lot of great energy.”

Click here to read the complete article. Story excerpt provided by Modern Healthcare. Written by Rachel Z. Arndt. Originally published May 12, 2018.

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