Health IT in the Hoosier State is Taking Off

Medcity News – The Midwest isn’t exactly the heart of healthcare technology innovation. Silicon Valley and East Coast claim much of the limelight in that regard, while states like Indiana are dismissed as flyover country.

But the Hoosier State has more to offer than the Indy 500. Upon closer inspection, you find facts that are surprising. For instance, did anyone know that based in Indianapolis, the Indiana Health Information Exchange just happens to be the nation’s largest health information exchange? It connects 117 hospitals, more than 14,000 practices and over 42,000 providers.

During the first half of 2017, Indiana was one of 25 states to win digital health investments from investors, according to Rock Health. Comparatively, the state wasn’t even among the 23 states that were home to startups that garnered funding during the first half of 2015.

The BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare Growth Capital Report found Indiana attracted $41.46 million in healthcare investments in 2015. A year later, that number hit $88.84 million. So Indiana is slowly but surely becoming a hotbed of healthcare activity.

The year-over-year amount increased for the state’s capital as well. Indianapolis raked in $26.9 million in healthcare venture investments in 2015, compared to $74.3 million in 2016.

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