Advancing Healthcare Innovation and Creating Jobs

March 6, 2017

armond budish

By Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive


The Cuyahoga County government is laser-focused on fostering economic development: creating, attracting and growing businesses and jobs. While we support many different types of businesses, we know it makes good sense to build upon our strengths – and one of our key strengths is healthcare.

Cuyahoga County, OH is home to world-renowned healthcare facilities, including the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and the MetroHealth System. We have a booming biotechnology and biomedical industry, with more than 700 companies. The healthcare and biomedical industries currently employ more than 230,000 people in Northeast Ohio, and we are looking for even more.

To build on our strengths in healthcare, Cuyahoga County is pleased to sponsor the Medical Capital Innovation Competition – All Things Data in Healthcare, to be held April 25-26, 2017 at the Global Center for Health Innovation in the HIMSS Innovation Center. The competition will award $100,000 in cash prizes to professional and collegiate teams presenting the best innovations in the collection, management, analysis and optimization of healthcare big data. Winners will also have the opportunity to start and grow their businesses at the Global Center with help from established, successful businesses and organizations.

This event is one part of our ongoing effort to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Northeast Ohio, and we welcome collegiate and professional teams from Northeast Ohio and across the world to compete in this important event.

Additional sponsors for the Medical Capital Innovation Competition include Arras Keathley, BioEnterprise, Case Western Reserve University, Choose Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, Global Center for Health Innovation, Google Cloud, HIMSS, JumpStart, LeanDog, MetroHealth, Mt. Sinai Foundation, , nuboHEALTH, Onix, SmartShape, and University Hospitals.

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