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Global Center to Host Cleveland Healthcare Summit on September 29

Global Center for Health Innovation
Posted on: 13 Sep 16

As part of its year-long educational programming series, the Global Center for Health Innovation will host the Cleveland Healthcare Summit: Healthcare in the Digital Era on Thursday, September 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Global Center. Presented by Brocade and the Global Center, the healthcare summit will focus on one of the most topical issues in America today, the transformation of healthcare in the digital era. The event is free. For registration and additional information, please visit the event web site. (

Panel discussions will focus on the industry, policy and technology and showcase some of the most notable voices in U.S. healthcare, including speakers from Cleveland Clinic, the University of California at San Francisco, Verizon, HIMSS and the Global Center. There will also be an on-stage discussion with Kelly Cronin, Director of the Office of Care Transformation in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), a flagship initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Ms. Cronin will discuss her efforts to help establish and evolve America’s health information technology agenda and will delve ONC programs and policies with HHS related health reform implementation, and her pioneering efforts in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The Cleveland Healthcare Summit will feature two panel discussions, The Connected Patient: Implications of Care in the Palm of Your Hand and Managing Healthcare in a Hacker-Driven World.

According to a recent report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, 32 percent of consumers have at least one health, medical or fitness app on their mobile device. As smartphones, connected medical devices, and health apps continue to gain favor, a host of IT issues are also arising around patient information, e-visits, wearable electronics and other offshoots of healthcare transformation. The opening panel will explore the promise -- as well as the peril and policy implications -- of health care transformation. The panelists include Dr. Frank Papay, Cleveland Clinic; Dr. Rupa Dainer, Pediatric Specialists of Virginia; Peter Tippett, HealthCelerate; and, John Paganini, HIMSS.

The flip side of connectivity is that patients are more vulnerable than ever to cyber breaches. So are doctors, hospitals and entire health care systems, which are increasingly under attack. In the second panel discussion, industry experts Philip O'Reilly, Brocade; Nancy Green, Verizon; Dr. Parsa Mirhaji, Montefiore Medical Center; and, Dr. Russ Cucina, University of California, San Francisco will explore the pain and promise of “care anywhere” now that health systems are connected digitally, at the IP network layer and via wireless. Haley Sweetland Edwards of TIME magazine will serve as moderator for both panel discussions.

For free registration and additional information, please visit the event web site.

About the Global Center for Health Innovation

Located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, the Global Center for Health Innovation is the trusted forum for learning, collaboration and discovery that powers healthcare transformation. A focal point for healthcare conventions, trade shows, and industry-specific meetings, the Global Center is home to more than 30 leading healthcare brands, including GE Healthcare, Siemens, Philips, Cisco, Johnson Controls, Forbo, and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) along with Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals.

About SMG

In 2013, SMG, the nation’s largest and most experienced convention center and facility management firm, assumed management operations for the Global Center for Health Innovation and the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. SMG manages more than 240 facilities throughout the world, including convention centers, arenas, theaters and performance venues, stadiums, and equestrian centers. Founded in 1977, SMG is the industry leader in exhibition venues throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean and brings experience and significant connections to national conventions and trade shows within the convention industry.

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Last updated on: 13/09/2016

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