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Heartland Innovations was formed in 2006 to develop and market innovative, technology-based solutions to strategic operational challenges in hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Initially focused on the application of RFID and wireless sensors within hospital facilities, the company has progressed into developing system solutions that utilize data analytics and low cost telehealth platforms to drive cost and quality improvements throughout the patient care continuum, both inside and outside of the hospital.

The company establishes collaborations with thought-leading medical centers, technology innovators, and healthcare vendors to explore, pilot, and commercialize transformative solutions required for healthcare organizations to meet the future challenges of delivering high quality care at the lowest cost and broadest access.

David Butler has been an active leader within the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). HIMSS is the global, cause-based, not for profit organization that is focused on the role information technology plays in improving healthcare and supports over 52,000 individual members, 600 corporations, and 250 non-profit partner organizations.

David currently serves on the HIMSS Innovation Committee where he chairs the Innovators Podcast Workgroup that posts short interviews of prominent innovators sharing personal insights on unique and transformative solutions utilizing healthcare IT. Previously, he chaired the Management Engineering and Process Improvement Committee (ME-PI), chaired the RFID Special Interest Group, served on the Enterprise Information Systems Committee, and serves as an annual conference education session reviewer and moderator. David has also been the HIMSS Midwest Gateway Chapter president for 3 of the last 4 years, for which he received Chapter Leader of the Year recognition in 2012.

Educated as a Mechanical Engineer at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and earning an Executive MBA at Washington University in St. Louis, David has a broad background in Sales, Engineering, R&D, Manufacturing, and Distribution through a 24-year career with DuPont and Dade Behring in support of the medical, electronics, and high performance fibers industries.

David also teaches Healthcare Management as an Adjunct Professor at Washington University Olin Business School where he helped launch the Best Practices Center for Healthcare Operational Excellence. The Best Practices Center is a healthcare-focused industry/academic collaboration that resides within Washington University’s Boeing Center for Technology, Information, and Manufacturing.

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