Medical Solutions – July 2013

Increasing Efficiency and Value in Healthcare

Siemens Healthcare |  2013-07-01

This edition of Medical Solutions describes the ways in which Siemens works together with its customers to make healthcare delivery more efficient and to enhance the value of healthcare for all stakeholders. The interview with two healthcare thought leaders gives insights on how to achieve this goal: Dr. Jens Deerberg-Wittram, president of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), works to develop standardized measures for improved clinical outcomes and to make the results transparent in international registries. Dereesa Reid, CEO of the California-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute, has put ICHOM’s ideas into practice and creates value by continually measuring health outcomes and implementing the resulting findings into clinical practice.

Efficiency in healthcare can also be achieved through hospital and imaging IT solutions that are tailored to a hospital’s specific care processes and requirements or the use of imaging equipment for increased patient throughput. Our customers from around the world report on their experiences in meeting the efficiency challenge.  


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