Transforming Health Through the Best Use of IT

The HIMSS Innovation Center opened its doors on Oct. 8 during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Global Center for Health Innovation.

With our Charter Collaborators in-place, hundreds of people toured the center and saw the vision of better health through information technology materialize through the HIMSS Simulation Center, interactive education materials, and exhibitions. Our charter collaborators are:

  • Alego Health;
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT;
  • Fujitsu;
  • IHE USA;
  • ICSA Labs;
  • Cardinal Health;
  • Juniper Networks;
  • Total Voice Technologies; and
  • Concur.

"The HIMSS Innovation Center creates a global center for excellence for health IT demonstration and testing at the Global Center for Health Innovation. Thus, this collaborative setting is truly a year-round and permanent facility for a variety of audiences - from patients, providers, and caregivers wanting to better understand the how sharing of health information actually works to non-profit or public sector stakeholders committed to seamless, accurate, and secure exchange, to consultants and vendors wanting to introduce new products and services," said President and CEO H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, in his remarks at the ribbon cutting.

HIMSS's Innovation Center includes use case simulations demonstrating the importance of implementing the right technology to build the health system of the future. Visitors to the space learn about a health IT applications from clinical information systems to speech recognition software to back -end office systems that improve an organization's bottom line.

"Our decision to be part of GCHI follows fourteen years of thought leadership, and significant human resource and financial commitment dedicated to ensuring the right information is available at the right time to the right person. As the international leader in interoperability, standards, and harmonization initiatives, launching the HIMSS Innovation Center furthers our cause to improve the quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, and access to care through the best use of information technology."