Position Overview

Role: Associate, Innovation Consulting

Location: Chicago

Healthbox, a HIMSS Innovation Company, is a healthcare advisory firm that leading organizations trust with innovation and digital strategy development and execution. Healthbox drives innovation from the inside and out, helping organizations build internal innovation programs in addition to assessing the commercial potential of employee-led projects. We also help them look to the market to find solutions to implement or invest in. Through both approaches, Healthbox provides the tools and support needed to improve care and support organizational growth. We are proud to work with industry leaders who share our passion for building, harnessing, and advancing solutions to empower the reinvention of healthcare.


Healthbox is seeking a creative, passionate, and driven professional with a deep understanding of healthcare to join our Innovation Consulting team. The position will focus on supporting and delivering our innovation services, including Innovation & Digital Strategy, Innovation programs, Commercialization, Analysis, Solution Sourcing, and more.

Manage work streams and deliverables for innovation and strategy engagements
Support client engagements to evaluate, refine, and advance innovative ideas with strong commercial potential and/or capability to scale across the client organization
Conduct primary and secondary research on new healthcare innovations to develop opinions on the commercial potential of an idea
Build detailed business plans for healthcare inventions, including analysis of the market opportunity, solution/use case(s), competitive landscape, workflow/implementation requirements, financial requirements for growth, etc.
Support prioritization of client organizational pain points; source, evaluate, and facilitate the selection of digital health companies to address those pain points
Leverage existing Healthbox frameworks and processes to identify and assess client challenges and support creation of tailored solutions
Collaborate on multiple projects/client relationships at once – and not get frazzled!
Build a positive and trusting relationship with clients
Engage in business development and sales processes as requested (e.g., slide development, prospect research)
Research and produce digital health thought leadership content with oversight from managers, and/or directors; draw conclusions from research to recommend positioning for Healthbox’s opinion-driven content
Attend events and conferences as requested and be able to clearly articulate the Healthbox mission and service offerings and share learnings with the team

Innovative and entrepreneurial mindset paired with strong communication skills
Highly collaborative work-style; pragmatic and resourceful problem-solver, with intellectual curiosity and an exceptional drive
Demonstrated project management, problem-solving, quantitative, and qualitative analytic skills
Understanding of clinical, operational, and financial drivers that impact healthcare organization decision-making
Capability and desire to build relationships and network within the healthcare industry
Experience working across multiple complex projects at once
Bachelor’s degree required
3+ years of work experience, primarily within healthcare or technology industries — consulting background preferred
Mastery of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Ability to travel up to 30% of time required, but Chicago-based
Authorization to work in the US; Healthbox will not sponsor visas
Knack to have fun!

In addition to seeking a candidate with the right qualifications and skills, we are also seeking an individual that aligns with Healthbox’s core values:

Invest in Relationships: While come client engagements may be short-term, relationships are not.
Be Humble: The size and complexity of the challenges facing patients and healthcare professionals on a daily basis demands our humility.
Enjoy and Reflect: Our work is our passion and we never forget that we are lucky to do what we love. We bring this energy to every interaction within our team and with our partners.
Embrace the Hustle: Obsessed with producing exceptional results for our partners, we are scrappy and resilient – facing challenges head-on.
Re-Invent the Wheel: There isn’t always a playbook for the work that we do. We approach each opportunity with creativity, scalability, and pragmatism in mind.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, unlimited PTO, life & disability insurance, 401(k) program with a company match, a flexible spending account, and casual dress code.

In addition, we enjoy team perks such as an office stocked with free healthy snack foods, monthly lunch stipend, transportation shuttle, and onsite gym.


Healthbox provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Healthbox complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Healthbox expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Healthbox’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


Healthbox is Hiring: Associate, Innovation Consulting


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