Today, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced the official opening of the HIMSS Innovation Center in downtown Cleveland. The 30,000 square foot Innovation Center is the part of the Global Center for Health Innovation that will include a Health IT Simulation Center testing health IT interoperability, and a Healthcare Technology Showcase demonstrating the value of health IT and information exchanges to delivering better patient care.
HIMSS Innovation Center Features
Visitors to the HIMSS Innovation Center can take part in an interactive learning experience where they can:
- Learn about innovative IT products and services that can positively transform the quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, and access to care;
- Simulate clinical scenarios in which health information is securely and appropriately shared and how health information technologies can improve patient care; and
- Participate in state-of-the art use of IT in health and healthcare practices.
The Health IT Simulation Center will feature fully operational, multi-care environment populated with simulated patient demographic, clinical and financial data. Members can can interact in real-time to both test and demonstrate scenarios that elicit a specific product’s interoperability and other capabilities to improve quality and patient outcomes, cost-effective care coordination, secure data exchange and better business performance.
The Healthcare Technology Showcase will feature rolling exhibitions on information exchange, mobile health, consumer-driven health, and more. The year-round exhibition space will further validate functionality for new and emerging products using standards and customized testing in both a physical and virtual demonstration environment.
HIMSS Innovation Center Charter Collaborators
HIMSS Collaborators will have their health IT solutions in place as ongoing demos for healthcare providers to review and test products for their hospitals and practices. The HIMSS Collaborators are:
- Alego Health
- The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Fujitsu
- IHE USA
- ICSA Labs
- Total Voice Technologies
- Cardinal Health
- Juniper Networks
Go towww.himssinnovationcenter.org for more information.