Innovation

Healthcare Innovators Professional Society Reaches Membership Goal


By Christine Hall | August 17, 2018

Just eight months after forming, the Healthcare Innovators Professional Society achieved its goal of bringing in 33 health care strategists from across the country and creating a governing board that includes William McKeon, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center.

Nicknamed HIPS, the Houston-based national nonprofit—a professional society for chief innovation and chief strategy executives—has attracted representation from some of the nation’s largest health care systems and innovation organizations, covering key regional markets across the country. Its mission is to serve, support and connect health care innovation leaders for the benefit of the industry and, ultimately, the patient population.

Toby Hamilton, M.D., executive director of HIPS and now the executive-in-residence at the Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute, launched the organization to gather like-minded leaders who wanted to collaborate with peers outside of their local ecosystems.

The first members from within the Texas Medical Center included David Bradshaw, EVP chief strategy officer and chief information officer at Memorial Hermann Health System; Erik Halvorsen, Ph.D., director of the TMC Innovation Institute; and Rebecca Kaul, vice president and chief innovation officer at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Since then, Mick Cantu, executive vice president, chief legal officer and strategic and business development officer at Houston Methodist Hospital, joined in the latest round of members.

In addition to McKeon, the governing board inaugural members of HIPS include:

  • John Arnold, co-chair of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation
  • Leo Edward Linbeck III, lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and president and CEO of Aquinas Cos. LLC
  • Michael Burcham, senior lecturer of entrepreneurship at Vanderbilt University and CEO of Narus Health
  • Jamie Aguirre, investment director for private equity and venture capital at Rice University’s Rice Management Co.

HIPS will hold its first conference in October at the TMC Innovation Institute.




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