Thursday, January 25, 2018
Siemens Healthineers and Florida Hospital, part of Adventist Health System, have announced a multi-phase collaboration agreement to transform health care delivery through the development of outcomes-based collaborative projects. The long-term agreement leverages the imaging technology innovation and industry expertise of Siemens Healthineers as well as the integrated delivery network (IDN) of Florida Hospital and its ongoing investment in improving health care affordability, outcomes, and experience for their customers.
“Siemens Healthineers has a longstanding creative backbone, and they’re always looking to create new solutions and innovative ways of delivering care across the health continuum,” said Eric Stevens, a senior executive officer at Florida Hospital. “I’m really excited that we’re addressing affordability and accessibility by creating cutting-edge health care that connects with people in a new and different way.” ¹
“Clearly, Florida Hospital is an innovative organization that is pushing the envelope to advance the way in which health care should be delivered in the future,” added Michael Wendt, Senior Vice President of Diagnostic Imaging, Siemens Healthineers North America. “Siemens Healthineers is pleased to collaborate with such a forward-thinking organization.”
In Phase I of the collaboration agreement, Siemens Healthineers and Florida Hospital Celebration Health will incorporate cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) into the hospital’s clinical protocol. The goal of the six-month study is to optimally assess and manage intermediate-risk patients who arrive at Celebration Health’s emergency department (ED) with acute chest pain. The study will utilize Celebration Health’s SOMATOM Definition Flash dual source CT system from Siemens Healthineers. Future phases of the collaboration agreement will similarly explore pathways to enhance the overall patient experience while delivering value-based, affordable care.
“This agreement with Siemens Healthineers underscores the desire of Florida Hospital to partner with innovative companies that share our goal of transforming health care through improved patient outcomes while driving down the cost of care,” said Janis Moysey, Director of Alliance Innovation & Development, Florida Hospital. “We eagerly await the results of Phase I of this collaboration using dual source CT technology to enable optimized, lower-cost cardiovascular care for our customers.” ¹
“Siemens Healthineers is excited to expand and deepen our existing relationship with Florida Hospital Adventist Health System through this long-term collaboration, which has the potential to expand precision medicine as well as transform the delivery of patient care,” said David Pacitti, President, Siemens Healthineers North America. “We look forward to conducting projects that closely examine the continuum of care and the development of clinical pathways that test and advance the strengths of both parties.”
¹ The statements by the Siemens customer described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer's unique setting. Since there is no "typical" hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.