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Alego Health Joins HIMSS Innovation Center as Founding Supporter HIMSS is committed to leading global efforts that optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology.

CLEVELAND (May 28, 2013) – 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.

June 10, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

HIMSS Innovation Center Advances Interoperability

CLEVELAND (February 19, 2013) – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald announced earlier today that the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, known as HIMSS, will be leasing on the fourth level 12,500 square feet for its Innovation Center, a unique and dynamic testing, demonstration, exhibition, and educational facility, with another 12,500 square feet of exhibition space, of the newly-named Global Center for Health Innovation (formerly the Cleveland Medical Mart). HIMSS also plans to double the size of the exhibition space by 2016. County Executive FitzGerald made the announcement during his annual “State of the County” address at the City Club in downtown Cleveland.

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on improving healthcare through the best use of information technology and management systems. HIMSS, with its related organizations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, represents more than 52,000 individual members, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations.

The HIMSS Innovation Center will provide ongoing services for health delivery organizations and health IT companies, along with exhibitions, educational programming, and consumer-oriented applications. In addition, the year-round interoperability showcase and exhibition space will further validate functionality for new and developing products using standards and customized testing in both a physical and virtual demonstration environment.

“We look forward to the opening in October of the HIMSS Innovation Center in the Global Center for Health Innovation. As we continue to build on our more than 14 years of leadership in and support of achieving seamless, secure exchange of electronic health information, our focus at HIMSS continues on interoperability, standards and harmonization initiatives, here in Cleveland and across the globe,” says H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, HIMSS President and CEO.

With its scenario-based setting, the HIMSS Health IT Ecosystem will provide a fully operational, multi-facility environment populated with simulated patient demographic, clinical and financial data. The health and healthcare communities will be able to plug into this environment and both test and demonstrate a specific product’s interoperability capabilities.

At the HIMSS Healthcare Technology Showcase, the health and healthcare community will find opportunities to participate in long-lasting exhibits themed around harnessing the power of IT in vital issues such as mobile devices, consumer-driven healthcare, and evidence-based care. The themed exhibits will show the value of the participating technologies in specific-use cases of the highlighted theme and serve as a point of collaboration.

HIMSS testing and educational services will be available virtually worldwide. The HIMSS space in the Global Center for Health Innovation will become a worldwide hub for health and health IT testing, demonstration, exhibitions, and consumer products, including the latest breakthroughs in mobile health devices and distance medicine technology.

The HIMSS educational offerings will leverage a variety of interoperability platforms, partner with other leaders in the facility, and create a full menu of educational programming for health and healthcare sector learners and conferences housed in the adjacent Cleveland Convention Center.

The newly renamed Global Center for Health Innovation more accurately reflects the purpose and mission of the facility and a natural transition in the business evolution of the Cleveland Medical Mart. The Global Center for Health Innovation is the only facility in the world that displays the future of health and healthcare, the majority of the participating partners have global reach and reputation, and the participating partners will draw international visitors to their spaces within the Global Center.

HIMSS exemplifies the global reach of the facility, as the sector’s leader in health IT with offices around the world in Chicago, Brussels, Singapore, Berlin, and Leipzig.  The Healthcare Technology Showcase, much like the Interoperability Showcases held at HIMSS conferences, will enable solutions providers to work collaboratively instead of competitively to demonstrate and solve real-world healthcare delivery problems. HIMSS joins Cleveland Clinic, GE Healthcare, Johnson Controls, University Hospitals and Philips Healthcare as charter tenants in the Global Center.

February 22, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.