Kaiser Permanente's Center for Total Health is an interactive learning destination for the public, policymakers, and the health care industry at large. It's a place for the nation to gather to discuss the future of care and demonstrate what Kaiser Permanente and others have done—and continue to do—to advance health care in the United States. From sharing best practices and recounting stories of innovation, to listening to the voices of patients, community members, and clinicians, the Center for Total Health exists to foster a dialogue about health.
In addition to inspiring conversation, the center acts as a showcase for some of the latest health tools and advancements and includes exhibits that allow visitors to interact with technology prototypes currently being piloted at Kaiser Permanente's medical centers. Some of these displays include the use of handhelds and tablets in areas such as facial recognition, ultrasound, and video conferencing as a means of conducting diagnoses.
The center was also the host of the inaugural Health Care Innovation Summit. Held in June of 2011, the summit marked the first in a series of discussions aimed at exploring the ways that innovation can drive systematic improvement of the health care system.
Located near Union Station in Washington, D.C., the venue is ideally situated to spark conversations and questions that will shape concepts about health for years to come. With touchscreen exhibits, state-of-the-art health technology displays, and a conference center, the Center for Total Health provides a memorable experience for visitors interested in their health, their families' health, and the health of the community.
For more information, please visit the Center for Total Health website.
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