The Republican National Committee requested educational programming for delegates during the Republican National Convention.

As a result, the Global Center for Health Innovation will host “Game Changing Innovation: Health IT as a Catalyst for Healthcare Transformation.”

The event takes place July 18 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the HIMSS Innovation Center.

“Nearly a year ago, the RNC encouraged us at the Global Center for Health Innovation and our tenant partners to create educational programming for delegates and political leaders attending the convention,” said Mark J. Leahy, general manager for the Global Center and Huntington Convention Center.

The Global Center and Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland are serving as the RNC media headquarters, so all visitors must receive an RNC credential prior to the event.

The purpose of the delegate education forum is to demonstrate the Global Center’s collective perspective on critical topics impacting health care delivery across the nation.

More than 30 Global Center tenant partners have worked collaboratively to develop this education program during the past six months.

The session will share practical examples of game changing IT innovation from the innovator and health system’s perspective that serves as a catalyst for care delivery transformation.

The panel includes Chief Information Officer for the Cleveland Clinic C. Martin Harris, Executive Vice President of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Carla Smith, Neurosurgeon in Chief at University Hospitals Warren Selman and Assistant Director of the State of Ohio Office of Health Transformation Rep. Barbara Sears.