Practical Innovation on Full Display at 2019

The annual event was created to break down the silos that separate people, organizations and companies in Health IT. The event brings together smart, forward-thinking and hard-working Health IT professionals for 3 days of collaboration, sharing and conversation.

The central theme is: practical innovation – technologies, methodologies and best practices that help healthcare organizations solve problems TODAY.

This year’s event features several unique organizations that offer practical, innovative solutions to a variety of healthcare’s greatest challenges: interoperability, cloud-migration, M&A, security, identity management, and patient experience.

Check out the practical innovations from these 2019 sponsors.

*There’s still time to register for the 2019 event. Registration closes Friday July 19. 2019. Click here.

Onix is a leading cloud solutions provider that helps guide organizations’ digital transformation and positions them for the future.

Through a variety of cloud-based services — cloud migration, workplace collaboration, enterprise search and location-based technology — Onix uses its ever-evolving expertise to solve clients’ operational and technology pain points. The company achieves this with solutions from industry leader Google Cloud, among others. Onix backs its strategic planning and deployment with incomparable ongoing service, training and support. It also offers its own suite of standalone products to solve specific business challenges, including digital accessibility of websites and online documents through its Equidox brand and cloud billing and budget management tool OnSpend.

Based in Lakewood, Ohio, near Cleveland, Onix also has Canadian offices in Toronto and Ottawa. The company also maintains a strong presence across major cities, including Atlanta, Austin, Texas, the San Francisco Bay area, Boston, Chicago and New York.

Learn more at and at Table #9 at 2019.

The Braff Group
The Braff Group is the leading mergers and acquisitions advisory firm specializing exclusively in health care services including behavioral health care, digital health, home health care, hospice, pharmacy services (home infusion, specialty Rx, institutional Rx), urgent care, health care staffing, home medical equipment, and ancillary health care services.

Unlike many brokers and investment sectors that work many sides of the negotiating table which can create conflicts of interest, they provide sell-side only transaction advisory services including representation, divestiture strategy, debt and equity recapitalizations, and valuation.

Since the firm’s inception in 1998, they have closed more than 330 transactions, more than any other mergers and acquisitions advisory firm covering these sectors.

Learn more at and at Table #2 at 2019.

Center for Connected Medicine
The Center for Connected Medicine’s mission is to facilitate connections and provide resources that support health care’s changemakers. The Center is a gathering place where those seeking to drive improvements in health care come together to inspire and learn from one another. Jointly operated by GE Healthcare, Nokia, and UPMC, the Center engages health care leaders from across the country in discussions on the future of health care.

What They Do

  • Reports – The Center for Connected Medicine works with research organizations to conduct primary research with health care industry leaders and provide timely reports on priority topics.
  • Events – Webinars, symposia, and summits attract and engage leaders and innovators in the field of health care and information technology, and lead to content generation opportunities.
  • Experiences – Engage subject matter experts from across the UPMC health system for insightful discussion on issues at the forefront of their lines of business.”

Learn more at and at Table #8 at 2019.

Jefferson Health – The DICE Group
The DICE Group designs, develops, and implements value-driven and consumer-focused solutions that transform healthcare and education in partnership with students, patients, physicians, faculty, staff, industries, governments and the communities surrounding Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. The DICE Group enables Jefferson’s mission to improve lives by developing digital solutions that make a difference in our consumer’s lives.

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Imprivata®, the healthcare IT security company, provides healthcare organizations globally with a security and identity platform that delivers ubiquitous access, positive identity management, and multifactor authentication.

Imprivata enables healthcare securely by establishing trust between people, technology, and information to address critical compliance and security challenges while improving productivity and the patient experience.

For more information, please visit and at Table #3 at 2019.

OpenText, The Information Company™, enables organizations to gain insight through market leading information management solutions, on-premises or in the cloud. For more information about OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTEX) visit and at Table #5 at 2019.

Health-ISAC is a trusted community of critical infrastructure owners and operators within the global Health sector. Members share timely, actionable, relevant information including intelligence on threats, best practices and mitigation strategies. Working together, the health sector becomes more resilient worldwide.

Learn more at and at Table #6 at 2019.

With 27 years exclusively focused on healthcare needs, FormFast is the industry’s leading eSignature Solutions Partner for the industry. Embraced by patients and staff, FormFast delivers more efficient and compliant solutions inside and outside the walls of healthcare organizations. Critical processes, such as Consent for Treatment and Registration, are transformed as FormFast simplifies electronic signature capture, accelerates revenue cycles, improves instruction & training, and more. Enhancing EHRs and other core systems, FormFast ensures document requirements are met, patient data is shared effectively, and staff can focus more time on their core mission: delivering quality care.

Learn more at and at Table #4 at 2019.

Redox accelerates the development and distribution of healthcare software solutions with a full-service integration platform to securely and efficiently exchange data. Provider organizations and technology vendors connect once and authorize the data they send and receive across the most extensive interoperable network in healthcare. Redox exists to make healthcare data useful and every patient experience a little bit better.

Learn how you can leverage the Redox Platform at and at Table #1 at 2019.

Atos helps healthcare organizations clarify business objectives while pursuing safer, more effective healthcare that manages costs and engagement across the care continuum. Our leadership team, consultants, and certified project and program managers bring years of practical and operational hospital experience to each engagement. Together, we’ll work closely with you to deliver meaningful outcomes that support your organization’s goals. Our team works shoulder-to-shoulder with your staff, sharing what we know openly. The knowledge transfer throughout the process improves skills and expertise among your team as well as ours. We support a full spectrum of products and services across the healthcare enterprise including Population Health, Value-Based Care, Security and Enterprise Business Strategy Advisory Services, Revenue Cycle Expertise, Adoption and Simulation Programs, ERP and Workforce Management, Go-Live Solutions, EHR Application Expertise, as well as Legacy and Technical Expertise.

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BookZurman is a consulting firm that bridges the gap between healthcare and technology for a better patient experience.

By leading conversations that connect caregivers and patients, Team BZ is driven to help resolve the challenge of healthcare interoperability to enhance care through the interpretation, implementation and transformation of timely and integrated data.

With more than 100 cumulative years of experience in the healthcare IT space, Team BZ focuses on standards and interoperability, informatics architecture and clinical decision support to empower caregivers to transform the future of healthcare – one patient at a time. We believe that successful, patient-centered care revolves around effective care coordination. In that spirit, we created CareNexus™ — an open-source, standards-based planning platform. CareNexus™ improves care quality and data management by connecting community-based providers, patients, and others across the patients’ continuum of care; tailoring care coordination, planning and management needs; and empowering standards-based data sharing with unlimited extensibility through SMART-on-FHIR apps.

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PointClickCare Technologies Inc. empowers acute and post-acute care providers with the insights necessary for a fully coordinated and collaborative approach to care delivery. With access to the largest post-acute care data cloud in North America, PointClickCare partners can instantly locate patients within their care network, access patient timelines across the care continuum, view and filter data from care partners, and ensure patient data is being shared during transitions and beyond. Recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Private Cloud Companies and acknowledged by KLAS Research as Best in KLAS Vendor for Long-term Care, PointClickCare leads the way in creating cloud-based environments where providers, patients, and payers eliminate data silos between care settings, connecting stakeholders to meaningful insights. Over 17,000 skilled nursing facilities, senior living communities, and home health agencies use PointClickCare today, making it the North American healthcare IT market leader for the acute and post-acute industry. For more information on PointClickCare’s software solutions, please visit

TiER1 Healthcare
TiER1 Healthcare is an employee-owned consulting firm that activates the potential of healthcare organizations through people. As a Certified B Corporation®, we are passionate about consulting, designing, and building people-centered business solutions that deliver meaningful, long-term success. We meet our clients where they are to solve their human performance challenges, including accreditation and regulatory compliance (from preparation to response and recovery); employee onboarding; organizational development; interim healthcare leadership; and talent development. By bringing together clinical experts, learning specialists, visual designers, change strategists, communicators, researchers, and technologists, we deliver holistic solutions that empower people to do their best work. TiER1ers believe that the potential for any healthcare organization lies within its people. By unleashing the best of both, we will change the world.

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Modernize patient communications to create a better experience for patients and providers.

Solutionreach provides a single solution for healthcare organizations that informs and engages patients across their care journey. Drawing from 20 years of experience in patient engagement and over one billion annual interactions, Solutionreach’s data-driven approach is an ideal fit for healthcare organizations looking to connect with individual patients in an efficient and scalable, yet highly-personalized way. Across care reminders, recalls, surveys, payments, and other critical communications, the Solutionreach PRM platform allows for total control at every level based on each organization’s unique needs.

Learn more at and at Table #10 at 2019.

Foxit is a leading software provider of fast, affordable, and secure PDF solutions. Foxit addresses the needs of three distinct market segments. For End-User Productivity, Foxit delivers easy to use desktop software, mobile apps, and cloud services to make knowledge workers more productive. ConnectedPDF delivers leading edge technology that powers document management, security, and collaboration services for PDF files. For Enterprise Automation, Foxit provides server software for large scale PDF document management and data capture. Foxit’s Developer Solutions enable developers to incorporate powerful PDF technology into their applications.

Foxit has over 525 million users and has sold to over 100,000 customers located in more than 200 countries. The company has offices all over the world, including locations in the US, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

For more information, please visit and at Table #7 at 2019.

Galen Healthcare Solutions
Galen Healthcare Solutions is an award-winning, #1 in KLAS healthcare IT technical & professional services and solutions company providing high-skilled, cross-platform expertise and Gold sponsor of For over a decade, Galen has partnered specialty practices, hospitals, health information exchanges, health systems and integrated delivery networks to provide high-quality, expert level IT consulting services including strategy, optimization, data migration, data archiving, project management, and interoperability.  With over 350 successful discrete data migration projects and a highest scoring KLAS rated archival platform, VitalCenter Online Archival, Galen is the leader in comprehensive transition services. Galen also delivers a suite of fully integrated products that enhance, automate, and simplify the access and use of clinical patient data within those systems to improve cost-efficiency and quality outcomes. For more information, visit Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

HealthTerm powered by CareCom is a leading global terminology management platform that enables the acquisition of data from hospitals, providers and other clinical applications and normalizes to a standard clinical data ‘language’. Standard code systems are essential to interoperability, documentation and reporting and can translate to cost savings and improvement of performance payments as well as patient care.  HealthTerm provides subset/groupings to help identify ‘sensitive’ data related to state and/or regional consent rules as well as eCQM reporting. HealthTermâ provides a web-based, user-friendly GUI to carry out modeling of clinical domains that are used by EHR/HIE applications. The solution supports multi-tenancy and maintains a single library for all code systems.

CareCom’s products support the process of establishing semantic interoperability between disparate systems, which we regard as a necessary prerequisite for systems integration. For more information, visit or email Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

CareCom will be at Table #11 at 2019.

Verto is a health technology company that has created a collaborative care platform for health teams. We were founded in 2008 by Michael Millar, whose experience in the health and finance sectors, as well as his personal interactions with the health system, coalesced into a desire to improve how health technology works and interacts with people to deliver care. Verto is composed of passionate health informaticians and developers who picture a tomorrow characterized by seamless collaborative and coordinated care that is facilitated by next-generation technology and driven by patient experience. Verto’s vision is to move the needle on healthcare sustainability by enabling organizations with technology that improves both efficiency and quality of care. To date, we have helped over thirty hospitals track and manage up to three times their patient volume without increasing their administrative costs while also enhancing the patient journey.

Learn more at and at Table #13 at 2019.

With over 200 customers in four countries, NextGate is the global leader in healthcare enterprise identification. Committed to helping organizations overcome the clinical, operational and financial challenges that result from duplicate records and disparate data, our full suite of identity matching solutions connects the entire healthcare ecosystem to drive critical improvements in quality, efficiency and safety. NextGate’s market-leading EMPI currently manages 300 million lives and is deployed by the nation’s most successful healthcare systems and health information exchanges. For more information, visit

SurgeryLink is an innovative software provider whose SaaS solution combines surgical procedure coordination and communication into one simple-to-use, cloud-based, HIPAA-secure platform.  We will help the provider reduce cancelled procedures, improve the communication to their patients, and assist in the risk mitigation effort.

Learn more at and at Table #12 at 2019.

Stericycle Communication Solutions
Stericycle Communication Solutions, a leading provider of high quality call center & telephone answering services, patient access services and automated communication technology. Stericycle Communication Solutions combines a human touch with innovative technology to deliver best-in-class communication services.  Connect with Stericycle Communication Solutions on social media: @StericycleComms

VLink is well known for delivering the highest quality and most cost-efficient IT services and workforce management solutions to our clients. Our consultant base has extensive expertise in virtually every specialization within the IT value chain. Our teams can quickly assess your company’s specific requirements and work with you to deliver a tailored, and cost-effective solution. We welcome the opportunity to take on even your most challenging situation and deliver the desired outcome with a significant ROI.

Learn more at and at Table #14 at 2019.
ClosedLoop makes it easy and affordable for healthcare organizations to use data science to improve quality and reduce costs. Our platform consists of two key technologies – a healthcare-specific machine learning automation platform that makes healthcare data scientists more effective, and a catalog of pre-built predictive and prescriptive models for common use cases including readmissions, ED utilization, appointment no-shows, out-of-network utilization and dozens more. ClosedLoop is Healthcare’s Data Science Platform.

Learn more at and at Table 15 at 2019.

Kintone is a global leader in the no-code custom software revolution. Recognized in Forrester’s Wave and Gartner’s Magic Quadrant as a leader in the space, Kintone is making teamwork better with the best software and methods for improving teamwork.

Kintone empowers and inspires anyone to build and deploy sophisticated custom database applications within a powerful collaboration environment that offers automated workflow and granular permission controls, rapidly, and often with no coding necessary.

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About the author

Colin Hung

Colin Hung

Colin Hung is the co-founder of the #hcldr (healthcare leadership) tweetchat one of the most popular and active healthcare social media communities on Twitter. Colin speaks, tweets and blogs regularly about healthcare, technology, marketing and leadership. He is currently an independent marketing consultant working with leading healthIT companies. Colin is a member of #TheWalkingGallery. His Twitter handle is: @Colin_Hung.