In February, HIMSS announced its commitment to be part of the Global Center for Health Innovation. The Global Center, which is the only facility in the world that displays the future of health and healthcare, is adjacent to the Cleveland Convention Center, which attracts healthcare providers year-round.
HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith, MA, CNM, FHIMSS, said, “The HIMSS Innovation Center includes a demonstration and testing environment, and the Healthcare Technology Showcase. HIMSS built the Innovation Center to further its mission and provide the first collaborative, year-round setting allowing health solutions providers to work side-by-side using their respective technologies to demonstrate the vital role health IT plays in improving patient care and patient outcomes.”
On October 9th, the Global Center will host a regionally-oriented ribbon-cutting ceremony, involving all partners and policy-makers. On October 14th, Tobey Cosgrove, Cleveland Clinic CEO, will host a grand opening for the national health community and national press. An evening reception for the corporate collaborators and attendees of the Cleveland Clinic’s Innovation Summit will be held on October 15th. Tours of the Global Center will be conducted during the reception.