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"Siemens Healthineers' medical technology impacts 240,000+ patients worldwide per hour."

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7 min Read Time | September 17th 2021

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Written by: Anshumaan Ayyangar

Company: Siemens

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being

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"Siemens Healthineers' medical technology impacts 240,000+ patients worldwide per hour."

Healthcare has evolved over the years along with the types of ailments affecting people. The role of procedure assisting devices and decision support tools have made a significant impact in the field of medicine, making healthcare safer and less expensive for patients. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has continuously urged healthcare providers to invest in ICT infrastructure and apps7;p3. The Journal of Public Health Research has further published that technology drives healthcare more than any other force1. These are also known to free up human resources (surgeons, doctors, clinicians, nurses, etc.) for more pressing responsibilities2,3.

Siemens Healthineers is the parent body of multiple medical technology companies engaged over three functional divisions – imaging, diagnostics, and advanced therapies4. Its medical imaging market share is the largest in the world at over 23%13. It has its presence in more than 70 countries and owns over 18,500 patents, patent applications, and utility models5. The company collaborates with researchers, partners, caregivers, and global institutions – including 90% of the world’s leading hospitals6. 75% of all global clinical decisions are said to be influenced by solutions from Siemens Healthineers6. Moreover, 240,000+ patients worldwide are impacted by their technologies every hour6.

Siemens has laid multiple medical technology milestones over the course of 170 years of existence8. From the earliest X-ray imaging equipment in 1896 to the latest immunodiagnostics system from 2016, its products and solutions have been at the forefront of innovation and trendsetting9,10. More lately, over the last 20 years, its AI-based portfolio has enhanced clinical decision-making and aided the research and development of other incremental medical technologies11,12.

Modern, innovative digital health solutions from Siemens have truly improved global healthcare provision.

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