The HIMSS Innovation Center stands as a marquee venue for organizations wishing to build their brands and market their health IT-related services both locally and globally. As a result, less than two years after its opening, 20 organizational collaborators have established a presence at the 30,000-foot facility located on Cleveland’s lakefront.
Attracted also by the HIMSS Innovation Center presence on the 4th floor of the Global Center for Health Innovation, collaborators have dedicated exhibition space, and many other benefits relating to the use of the facility and participation in HIMSS events. Collaborators can join at one of four levels – Founding, Strategic, Industry and Supporting.
“Many organizations are inquiring about reserving space at the HIMSS Innovation Center,” said John Paganini, HIMSS senior manager of interoperability initiatives, noting that HIMSS Pinnacle Corporate members automatically become supporting collaborators of the HIMSS Innovation Center. “There are increasing opportunities to create awareness as events are added and the Global Center for Health Innovation continues to become the premier destination for healthcare professionals.”
HIMSS Innovation Center Founding collaborators are Alego Health, Federal Health Architecture, HealthIT.gov, and MCPc. Industry collaborators are CareFusion, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, Fujitsu, IHE USA ICSA Labs, Netscout Systems, and OnX Enterprise Solutions. Supporting collaborators are Calfee, Halter and Griswold LLP, CDW Healthcare, Cardinal Health, Direct Consulting Associates, John Carroll University, Juniper Networks, ScriptPro, Sectra, and Total Voice Technologies.
Founding collaborator Alego Health leads to way toward innovation
Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland, Alego Health advocated for the establishment of the HIMSS Innovation Center as a natural fit with the Global Center for Health Innovation next door. Alego Health uses the HIMSS Innovation Center to showcase its products and services during events and through presentations to customers. The company also interviews candidates for employment during recruitment events at the center and conducts training programs for employees and partners there.
Alego Health’s interactive exhibit at the HIMSS Innovation Center includes six iPads and two InTouch screens, through which individuals can learn more about Alego Health and its product and service offerings. “They can contact us directly, if we’re not there as part of a scheduled event, and we can create a Skype connection to the exhibit and have a discussion,” said Jonathan Levoy, Alego Health executive vice president.
As one of the nation’s premier full-service health IT providers, Alego Health sees its presence at the HIMSS Innovation Center as key to its brand and market positioning – to work with healthcare organizations of all sizes to advance the continuum of patient care through the adoption of technology, Levoy said.