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About Innovation Horizons

Innovation Horizons is a health consulting organization focused on supporting the integration of highly innovative health technology and services into viable, sustainable business practices that support value-based health and health care practices.

Services available include:

  • Technical assistance with product and service development;
  • Health care marketplace development;
  • Advising on regulatory and reimbursement issues; and
  • Helping catalyze valued entrepreneurial partnerships and collaborations.

 

Deliverables may include technical writing, e.g. reports, journals, oral presentations, and assisting with business plan development. Additionally, Innovation Horizons can also provide assistance with designing effective communication materials for a variety of purposes including business presentations, public media, and proposals.

 

Prospective clients can expect expertise that blends clinical and policy experience to provide the best solutions to some of your most complex problems. At Innovation Horizons, we work to establish value-creation and trust with clients in providing smart options and insights in emerging business environments to minimize the impact of uncertainty and optimize the harnessing of opportunity.

 

Innovation Horizons is an LLC licensed in the District of Columbia and is covered with general liability and professional insurance.

Vision

The vision of Innovation Horizons is to be a catalyst for change in the development of a consumer and patient-centered health care system.

Mission

We work together with stakeholders to realize this vision by applying our deep understanding and hands-on experiences with innovation practices in medical science, technology, and care delivery sectors of health care. With extensive leadership experiences in health and government innovation, we provide our clients with proven strategies and marketplace analysis to enable successful translation and adoption of promising technologies and care delivery processes into the complex and evolving healthcare system.

Strategic Partnerships

The Personalized Medicine Coalition, representing innovators, scientists, patients, providers and payers, promotes the understanding and adoption of personalized medicine concepts, services and products to benefit patients and the health system.

Quantified Habits designs engaging products and experiences that enable users to take control of their health by cultivating repeatable healthy behaviors. Quantified Habits believe that the atomic unit of focus for all health and wellness efforts should be actual behavior, and not just biometric data.

About Greg

Gregory Downing, D.O., Ph.D. is the Founder of Innovation Horizons, LLC, a consulting practice with an emphasis on innovation and technology adaptation in health care.

 

Previously, he was the Founding Executive Director for Innovation in the Immediate Office of the Secretary at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this position, his primary responsibilities were focused on the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship as valued attributes of workforce engagement across HHS.

 

Prior to his arrival at HHS in 2006, Dr. Downing served at the National Institutes of Health since 1993 in research, policy, and program management roles. Dr. Downing earned his medical degree from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Kansas.

 

He has published more than 75 peer-reviewed articles in science, technology and health policy.  He is widely known for his entrepreneurial applications of data to provide innovative solutions to complex health care management issues. Dr. Downing has an active medical practice in pediatrics and maternal-newborn critical care.

Greg Downing

Collaborators

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Jamie Elliott, Chief Science Officer

Jamie Elliott is the Chief Science Officer of Innovation Horizons, LLC. His focus lies in innovative and analytic ways of solving today’s healthcare problems.

 

Before joining Innovation Horizons, Jamie was a leader in analytics, software development, and project management at the Health Resources and Services Administration. Jamie led major projects in business process improvement, and served as an innovation coach and mentor for others trying to improve government operations.

 

Jamie’s creative approaches brought him to lead data science projects dedicated to improving the health workforce in underserved and rural areas through longitudinal analysis, geospatial evaluation and data system integration.

Steven Randazzo

Steven Randazzo, Communications & Growth Specialist

Steven is a seasoned growth, research and communications expert with a focus on health care and innovation.

 

In addition to his work with Innovation Horizons, Steven is currently the Assistant Director of Research Management at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard University. Previously, he was the Director of Growth and Research at Viva + Impulse Creative Co., a digital advertising agency, where he was responsible for the growth and direction of Viva + Impulse Creative Co.

 

Prior to his work with Innovation Horizons, Steven served as the Communications Director and Cofounder of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services IDEA Lab where he worked with startups and internal government teams to change the way government and health care solved some of the nation’s biggest problems.

 

Prior to the IDEA Lab, Steven worked at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, as a Senior Advisor to the Administrator after serving in Governor Bill Richardson’s Administration as the Legislative Liaison for the New Mexico Human Services Department.