Neil Patel is executive vice president of HIMSS and president of Healthbox, a HIMSS Innovation Company. HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology.
As president of Healthbox, Patel is responsible for leading the company mission to empower the reinvention of healthcare through innovation consulting and fund management services. Neil joined Healthbox in 2015 and successfully led the company through the transition from accelerator to an innovation services organization. Neil spearheaded Healthbox's acquisition by HIMSS in 2018.
Neil plays an active role in Healthbox's consulting and fund management groups. On the consulting side, he digital strategy and innovation strategy engagements for several integrated delivery networks. In strategic investing, Neil works closely with Healthbox's digital health portfolio companies to advise on general management, fundraising, and business development.
In addition to his responsibilities at Healthbox, Neil is executive vice president of HIMSS. His responsibilities at the enterprise level include collaboration with adjacent HIMSS business units (e.g., HIMSS Analytics, AccelerateHealth) and innovation-related thought leadership.
Prior to joining Healthbox, Neil worked at The Chartis Group, where he developed enterprise strategic plans for children's hospitals, integrated delivery networks, and academic medical centers. Neil started his career at Sg2 in a technology evaluation and consulting role, focusing on surgical services, operations, and enterprise strategic planning.
Neil holds a master’s degree with concentrations in finance, healthcare, and entrepreneurship from The Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.