Late last week, CNBC profiled the growth of Humana’s new Boston-based digital health unit, Studio H, which has hired 75 developers in the last six months, putting them well on their way to meeting their goal of 300 new jobs within five years.
CNBC’s Bertha Coombs visited the new office and heard why Humana chose Boston as the home for this new unit.
Coombs also sat down for a one-on-one with Humana CEO Bruce Broussard, who highlighted the world-class health technology workforce that exists in Greater Boston, and why they chose this region over other parts of the country. “We needed the ability to partner and recruit talent, and this town has wonderful capabilities in both,” said Broussard.
Humana expansion to Boston has excited many in the local digital health start up community. Nick Dougherty, the managing director of MassChallenge HealthTech, told CNBC he expects the Humana’s presence to improve the collaboration between startups and larger companies. “Humana is doing some really cool things with their digital health and analytics group to be able to integrate those entrepreneurs much earlier in the process,” said Dougherty.
Humana has truly tapped into what the Massachusetts Digital Health ecosystem is all about: top talent, innovation, and a leading ecosystem featuring a mix of both established, world-class companies and growing startups!