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Siemens Healthineers to construct digital healthcare ecosystem in China

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-03-15 16:50

The 2019 Digital Healthcare Forum, jointly hosted by China International Medical Foundation and Siemens Healthineers, was held in Beijng.

Siemens Healthineers will continuously provide innovative digital healthcare solutions, aiming further to build up a digital healthcare ecosystem and fulfill its corporate commitment of digitalizing healthcare.

The healthcare company signed the memorandum of understanding with Tencent Medical, Deepwise, Infervision and ZHU to promote the development of a digital healthcare ecosystem in China.

"Our aspiration is to shape the future of healthcare by expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, and improving patient experience, all enabled by digitalizing healthcare," said Bernd Montag, CEO of Siemens Healthineers.

"Considering the challenges of an aging population and the need to reduce costs, the digital transformation of healthcare is crucial to come to solutions. Siemens Healthineers is willing to work with companies in the healthcare industry to build up a digital healthcare ecosystem, promote the development and application of the healthcare big data and artificial intelligence in the field of medical diagnostics and treatment. China is one of the most important markets for Siemens Healthineers, and we are looking forward to bringing together our resources with local expertise to commonly contribute to the development of healthcare in China," he said.

Siemens Healthineers believes the future of healthcare will be more personalized and result oriented. The company deploys healthcare digitalization to realize generation, aggregation, and analysis of medical imaging data to enable healthcare providers to increase value during the journey of healthcare industry transformation.

"In the past two decades, Siemens Healthineers has achieved a series of significant results in AI: more than 500 patents in the field of machine learning, more than 100 basic patents in the field of deep learning, and more than 40 AI-powered products," Bernd Montag said, "teamplay is a significant cornerstone of Siemens Healthineers' layout of a digital healthcare ecosystem. Through this open innovative platform, AI+imaging applications, such as lung nodule image-assisted diagnosis and cancer screening are available, so that we're able to provide users with convenient, efficient and diversified solutions. It's like APP store in digital healthcare area."

Siemens Healthineers' teamplay, a cloud-based big data platform, which is the core of its digital healthcare ecosystem will effectively improve the operational efficiency of medical institutions, and also create synergy of the entire industry chain to meet the challenges faced by China's healthcare industry.

"Teamplay has already applied in Europe and the US to optimize clinical operations. We are looking forward to help expanding precision medicine, improving radiologist's working efficiency, optimizing clinical management in China by teamplay. Actually, China is far beyond a market for us. China is our home." he added.

Jerry Wang, President of Siemens Healthineers Greater China said: "Healthcare is among the first four key areas of AI applications in China. The eco-system, as an significant step in implementing a digitalization strategy, is a crucial effort of Siemens Healthineers to respond to the country's innovation-driven development strategy and support the medical reform and primary healthcare construction. We hope to improve the efficiency of medical resources, lower healthcare costs, ease the harsh situation of 'difficult and expensive to see a doctor', and enable quality medical services to benefit more people. "

More than 150 leaders and experts from government, industry associations, medical institutions, and companies like AliHealth, Ping An Good Doctor, and Tencent Medical, got together to discuss healthcare digitalization worldwide.

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