The benefits of joining Breakthrough as a member include:
Setting priorities to guide the development of research studies for selected digital health technologies.
Having exclusive access to investment and partnership opportunities with the latest digital health tech under development.
Gaining insights into the future of digital health tech by seeing the results of the verified and risk-reduced studies.
Upcoming Breakthrough board meetings
Our current board members are industry leaders from across the digital healthcare sphere.
SVP, Life Sciences
William (Bill) Taranto
Founder & President
Merck Global Health Innovation Fund
Co-Founder & Director
Healthcare Excellence & Innovation at BDO Global
Director of Behavior Science
Johnson & Johnson
Executive in Residence (EIR) Atlas Venture
Director of Runway and Spinouts
Partner (Former Merck Exec)
Founding Principal & Chief
Consummate Capital LLC
Managing Director, Strategic Ventures
VP, Digital & Innovation Strategy Northwell Health
Co-Founder, Managing Director – Head of Strategy Novartis Biome
Head of US Digital
Health & Innovation Strategy
Dr. Sheldon Elman, MD
Chairman & Co-Founder Esplanade Ventures
We support promising startups to capitalize on their value by providing tailored strategic advice.
Learn more about becoming a board member, alongside fellow industry executives.
HITLAB Breakthrough Alliance was created to accelerate digital health innovations through evidence-based research and insights. This new digital health alliance is a subscription-based service with a mission to improve health outcomes and care delivery from verifying emerging technologies and research—driven by the perspectives and strategies of its members.
NYCEDC launched the Digital Health Breakthrough Network in 2016 as part of its broader efforts to facilitate growth in New York City’s healthcare and life sciences sectors. Now, HITLAB operates the program independently and continues to provide prototype testing services to the digital health ecosystem.