Health care change through technology
Since 2013, when we opened the HIMSS Innovation Center, we’ve focused on innovation and collaboration as pivotal tools to positively transform health and health care. Our space on the fourth floor of the Global Center for Health Innovation equips all stakeholders — physicians, nurses, patients, health care executives, vendors, policy-makers — to optimally use IT to improve the quality, safety, cost-effectiveness and access to care.
Carla Smith, MA, CNM, FHIMSS
Executive Vice President
Think about it. Patients and their clinicians can securely access health information online, and with mobile devices, to ensure the right care is provided where and when needed. Lab results are vitally important to understand, as are medication lists, and care summaries. All these help caregivers and patients understand what has happened and what needs to happen. Such information helps ensure patients receive high quality and timely care.
These examples explain how health IT is positively transforming health and health care in ways we never could have imagined. Within the HIMSS Innovation Center, this narrative continues to unfold, often with our 20 organizational collaborators. These organizations — from across our nation — use our Technology Showcase to share their unique and targeted solutions for better health care through IT.
Better health through IT is our vision, and we live this everyday within the HIMSS Innovation Center. For us — ensuring the right information on the right patient is securely available to the right caregivers at the right time — is a personal mission, as well. Come to the HIMSS Innovation Center today, and see it for yourself.
This month, Crain's Business Journal published their yearly Health Care Innovators supplement. Readers of this supplement can learn more about the HIMSS Innovation Center in this special edition focused on Health Care Innovators 2015 at the Global Center for Health Innovation. This supplement received national distribution, both in print and digital, reaching readers through Crain’s Chicago, New York, Detroit, Cleveland and Akron publications including Modern Healthcare and Pensions and Investments.