Enhanced Healthcare Diagnostics with Siemens Healthineers
By MedTech Outlook | Thursday, January 03, 2019
Laboratory services and technologies have improved physician and patient satisfaction by reducing the costs and strengthening hospital reputations and revenues. Laboratory services are highly important throughout a patient’s clinical journey. New technological developments in the laboratory have reduced the cost in the healthcare systems. This cost savings was to upgrade laboratory operations, including introducing lab automation, streamlining processes, and reducing manual intervention in the system.
"The $300 million investment Siemens Healthineers is making in the Walpole facility exemplifies the company’s broader strategy for investing in the U.S.—our largest market—and for furthering our ability to innovate transformative healthcare solutions that can improve the lives of the patients served by our products"
Germany-headquartered Siemens Healthineers [SHL:GR] is a medical technology company that enables healthcare providers to expand precision medicine, provide better care, and improve the patient experience. In diagnostics, the company provides clinical and workflow excellence to laboratories of any size with their testing systems, automation, and IT.
Siemens Healthineers has expanded its Walpole, Mass. laboratory diagnostics manufacturing and research and development facility. The company invested $300 million for its expansion which also increased the job opportunities in the laboratory. This manufacturing laboratory has created the base for the next generation laboratory systems, the Atellica Solution.
“The $300 million investment Siemens Healthineers is making in the Walpole facility exemplifies the company’s broader strategy for investing in the U.S.—our largest market—and for furthering our ability to innovate transformative healthcare solutions that can improve the lives of the patients served by our products,” says president of Siemens Healthineers’ laboratory diagnostics, Deepak Nath.
Increased job opportunities of the company anticipate that it may finally create up to700 new permanent jobs to bring the total employment between 1,300 and 1,600 by 2026. These employees will join the 46,000 Siemens Healthineers around the world enabling healthcare providers to deliver excellent patient care.
The company conducts around 10 billion laboratory diagnostic tests around the world each year. Laboratory test results change many clinical decisions about the care to be provided for a patient. The advanced diagnostics manufacturing will have a continuous growth which will enhance the healthcare facilities to offer quality care at low cost.