The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has acquired Healthbox, looking to tap the business accelerator for its consulting and fund management capabilities.
"We have incredibly similar thoughts about our contributions to health," HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf told Healthcare IT News.
HIMSS will draw on Healthbox's expertise to advise hospitals in their investments. For instance, Healthbox helped Rush University Medical Center in Chicago consider whether to commercialize a syndrome surveillance and data analytics tool. While Rush won't be bringing the tool to market, it's currently looking into licensing agreements.
Similarly, Healthbox worked with Keck Medicine of USC's Center for Health System Innovation in Los Angeles to consider startup opportunities and to become more innovative.
Healthbox, which will keep its name, will operate as a HIMSS subsidiary. The company will be exhibiting at the HIMSS conference next week, which runs March 5-9 in Las Vegas.