8th Annual Health IT Leadership Summit

From Peach to Powerhouse: Georgia’s Health IT Scene

By Turner Taliaferro Smith, III, Psy.D., Vice President, Business Development, TeleHealth Solutions The secret is out. Georgia has become a hotbed for health IT (HIT) companies, both veteran and startup. Georgia holds down the nation’s top spot with more than 225 HIT companies, nine of which have cumulative revenues of close to $5 billion. There are several reasons why. Metro Atlanta ranks in the top five U.S. markets for total bandwidth and fiber access and two of the country’s largest fiber routes – north/south and east/west – cross in metro Atlanta. The region’s powerful technology grid will sustain health IT business expansion for decades to come. Rapid job growth is another important factor. The growth in Georgia health IT is something for job seekers to…