At the HIMSS Innovation Center, located on the fourth floor of the Global Center for Health Innovation, HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith, MA, CNM, FHIMSS, announced Alego Health as Founding Collaborator for the Healthcare Technology Showcase, which is part of the Innovation Center. Alego Health, a national provider of health information technology and electronic medical record consulting services in Westlake, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb, is the first organization to join the HIMSS innovation Center. As founding supporter of the HIMSS Innovation Center, Alego becomes part of the elite team of innovators, working together and leading advancement of health information management by optimizing the use of technology.
“HIMSS welcomes Alego Health as the founding collaborator for the HIMSS Innovation Center, our center of excellence focused on health IT interoperability,” says Smith. “Based on our vision of better health through IT, HIMSS looks forward to working with Alego Health, and all of our collaborators that will be part of this permanent demonstration and testing facility.”
As the founding collaborator, Alego Health will host and present events at the Innovation Center and online, with HIMSS and its provider communities. In addition, Alego will present its technology solutions in exhibit space that is part of the Technology Showcase.
Smith explained that the HIMSS Innovation Center includes the demonstration and testing environment and the Healthcare Technology Showcase. “HIMSS is building 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.
HIMSS announced its commitment to be part of the Global Center for Health Innovation in February 2013. 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, a premier location that attracts healthcare providers year-round.
"Alego Health is extremely excited about this partnership with HIMSS and the Global Center of Health Innovation. This is an exciting time for health IT and Alego Health's roll in this industry,” says Jonathan Levoy, Vice President of Business Development and Technology, and Chair of the mHIMSS Digital Media Task Force. “This partnership not only gives Alego Health the opportunity to be part of a conduit to potential clients, but also gives us the opportunity to do so in our hometown of Cleveland. We are very proud of what the city, county, and business leaders have done to bring the Global Center for Health Innovation and the new Convention Center to life.”
For more information, visit the HIMSS Innovation Center website.