HealthTech is a sister organization to the well known and widely respected Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA), a 10,000+ member organization serving the government IT community by providing executive-level opportunities for collaboration and the exchange of best practices and lessons learned in areas such as information sharing, enterprise architecture, cyber security and infrastructure modernization. Through it’s close relationship with executives at the White House, Department of Health and Human Services, centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, GTRA leadership quickly identified a need for targeted, focused dialogue to support the needs of the Health IT community. Using their experience and proven track in bringing together world class throught leaders, GTRA executives launched the HealthTech community in 2011, with the mission of providing high impact forums for executive level collaboration and information exchange on technology issues facing the Health Care community.
As a research-based organization, the content and curriculum of all HealthTech activities is derived from real-time research conducted with Health IT professionals from health care providers, industry, academia and the government. This approach ensures that HealthTech continually stays on the forefront of mandates, requirements, technologies and the business needs that are most important to the Health IT Community. Research findings are shared at the annual HealthTech HealthIT Council Meeting, smaller nationwide HealthTech events held throughout the year, and in various HealthTech publications including blogs and research briefs.