The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) became the latest high-profile medical organization to announce it will move into Cleveland’s Global Center for Health Innovation when it opens this fall.
HIMSS will occupy 25,000 square feet on the fourth floor of what previously had been known as the Cleveland Medical Mart. Half of the space will be used for dynamic testing, demonstration and education—an Innovation Center—with the remaining area earmarked for exhibition space. HIMSS plans to double the size of the exhibit space by 2016.
“We look forward to the opening in October of the HIMSS Innovation Center in the Global Center for Health Innovation,” says H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO of HIMSS. “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.”
The Innovation Center will feature a Health IT Ecosystem with a multi-facility offering simulated patient demographic, clinical and financial data, alongside a Healthcare Technology Showcase, including long-term exhibits on critical IT developments such as mobile devices, consumer-driven health care and evidence-based healthcare.
Testing and educational services available at the Innovation Center will be made available virtually.
The four-story Global Center for Health Innovation, set for unveiling in October, offers 235,000 sq. ft. of meeting, exhibit and specialized medical space. Other charter tenants include Cleveland Clinic, GE Healthcare, Johnson Controls, University Hospitals and Philips Healthcare.
The medical mart is part of a new $465 million campus that includes the adjacent 750,000 sq. ft. Cleveland Convention Center.
HIMSS had been one of the first tenants to sign on to a similar planned medical mart in Nashville, Tenn. However, plans for that medical mart were shelved when the developer could not land enough additional tenants for the project.