Both New York City and Nashville had grand plans for medical technology centers that would host showcases and events dedicated to medical advancements, but both also fell through. With a bit less fanfare, but with funding provided by local taxpayers, Cleveland is getting a new space that will demo medical technology with a bit more focus than annual conferences and exhibits everyone is already used to in the industry. The Global Center for Health Innovation will have permanent resident companies and organizations presenting their developments and allowing for partnership with other institutions.
The center is scheduled for opening in October and initial tenants include Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS), GE Healthcare, Johnson Controls, Philips, STERIS, Cardinal Health, Hyland Software, Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. The building also includes a convention center that can be used for other events, including those outside of medicine.
Here’s a promo video introducing The Global Center for Health Innovation: