DataQuest|May 2020

Siemens Healthineers India enables healthcare providers to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, and improving patient experience, all enabled by digitalising healthcare. Here, Gerd Hoefner, MD & President, Siemens Healthcare, talks about transforming the future of healthcare in India
Pradeep Chakraborty

Can you share your thoughts on a paradigm shift that you have you noticed in the global healthcare industry?

Digital technologies are transforming many industries, and healthcare is one of them. Digitalisation of healthcare is the paradigm shift and the way forward. From generating, aggregating, and analysing data, digital technologies are increasing value and improving medical outcomes at reduced costs.

With aging populations, the growing prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, and ever-increasing healthcare spending, healthcare providers around the world are under pressure to deliver more and better care within limited budgets. While talking to partners, we have realized that digital technologies must meet the needs of patients and providers alike.

For instance, enabling remote monitoring of patients, giving individuals knowledge and ownership of their own health and wellness, increasing accuracy, standardisation, and efficiency, facilitating seamless communication among providers and health systems and leveraging AI to integrate and analyse large amounts of data.

What are Siemens Healthineers’ key India contributions vis-à-vis products and platforms built out of India?

At Siemens Healthineers, we contribute to the development of products and solutions of all businesses. Some of the products include syngo, the advanced visualization (AV) solution for medical imaging, Cios Fit, a multidisciplinary mobile C-arm with powerful imaging technology, team play, a digital health platform that enables the digital transformation of healthcare providers. In addition, our AI-Rad companion platform is an Al-based software assistant for image reading, and Al-Pathway Companion platform supports clinical decision making based on Al.

What is Siemens Healthineers’ role in helping healthcare providers in increasing value by expanding precision medicine, transforming the care delivery, improving the patient experience, and digitalizing the healthcare?

Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare providers to increase value by improving medical outcomes at reduced costs.

We achieve this by:

• Expanding precision medicine by integrating relevant patient data and insights for precise diagnostics and tailoring therapy, ensuring the right treatment for the right patient at the right time.

• Transforming care delivery by automation, standardization, and optimization of clinical pathways at departmental or system level.


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May 2020