Last month, digital health innovation campus and coworking space Catalyst HTI announced it was signing on three huge names in healthcare: the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Terumo BCT and the American Diabetes Association.They will be joining thousands of other health startups and Fortune 500 companies in becoming a part of Denver’s blossoming digital health ecosystem, which is set to make a lasting impact on the healthcare industry.
According to Science | Business, the healthcare industry has been slow to move into the digital age, but with younger generations being more receptive to technology, a window of opportunity has opened for the industry to grow. From 2013-2014 alone, health tech ventures saw a 228-percent increase in funding. These include every kind of heath tech imaginable, from medical devices and robots to mobile apps and 3D-printed prosthetic limbs.
If there’s an ideal place for digital health to grow, it’s Denver. With Catalyst HTI set to open in 2018 and existing collaborative spaces like Prime Health already working to make Denver the nation’s leading digital healthcare hub, the Mile High City already has a culture perfect for fostering growth in the industry. Events like the Prime Health’s Digital Health Summit have been encouraging collaboration and innovation as well as drawing digital health entrepreneurs to the area.
Twentyseven Global recently announced that it would be moving its Denver office into Catalyst HTI once it opens, and is excited to be a part of the growing digital health industry. Creighton O’Neal, Vice President of Twentyseven Global, said, “We are looking forward to our future move to Catalyst. The digital healthcare ecosystem in Colorado is booming and we are excited to be a part of it!”