“The HIMSS Innovation Center is a milestone in our mission to improve health through the best use of information technology,” Carla Smith, executive VP of HIMSS, said in a news release. “As a permanent facility capable of hosting virtual and in-person experiences, clinicians, health professionals, consumers and policy-makers can see how the secure and appropriate exchange of health information improves the outcomes, safety, cost-effectiveness and access to care.”
HIMSS anticipates that 100,000 people will visit the Innovation Center each year for interactive educational programming, including interoperability simulations and virtual demonstrations, enabling healthcare providers to review and test products before investing in them.
More than 20 other healthcare tenants are expected to occupy space in the Global Center for Health Innovation, which is scheduled to open fully to the public in February. The facility's showrooms will allow companies to share their latest medical and healthcare research and products with clinicians, purchasers, providers and administrators in one location that is close to the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, MetroHealth Medical Center and other healthcare institutions.
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