We're delighted to be able to announce formally a new relationship with a great company, Siemens. The Siemens Healthcare Sector is today raising its brand high on our newest Social Media Today editorially independent community, HealthWorksCollective.
The Healthworks Collective hosts discussions about innovative medical technology and the latest healthcare policy ideas. Bloggers on the site examine issues such as remote diagnostics, healthcare reform, hospital administration, healthcare informatics, medical technology, education and the future of global health.
As a global player in the healthcare industry, Siemens was an ideal founding sponsor for the Healthworks Collective. Healthworks Collective is designed to provide a company-neutral platform for sharing ideas and opinions about significant issues affecting healthcare providers globally. Siemens has a unique perspective to provide to this discussion and will be a welcome participant.
Siemens sponsorship of the Healthworks Collective is aligned with the company's interest to support and enable discussions about global issues affecting healthcare providers. One of the first Siemens executives to take an active role in Healthworks Collective discussions will be John Glaser, PhD, CEO, Health Services Business Unit, Siemens Healthcare.
"It is only through collaborative and open discussion that the most insightful ideas come to the fore," said Dr. Glaser. "In the United States, the field of healthcare informatics is enabling many aspects of healthcare reform and is a salient discussion point in our most critical conversations on accountability, quality and cost. Globally, information technology is proving that it can be a significant driver for higher quality and lower cost care. The Siemens Healthcare Sector is actively positioning itself to address these issues through our Agenda 2013 initiative and I look forward to sharing my perspective and, more importantly, to learning from the wider array of assembled experts."
Siemens does not have influence over Healthworks Collective's independent bloggers and this community is not intended as a venue for any company to promote products or solutions.
Launched recently, Siemens Agenda 2013 program is a two-year global initiative to further strengthen the Healthcare Sector's innovative power and competitiveness. Specific measures will be implemented in four fields of action: Innovation, Competitiveness, Regional Footprint, and People Development.
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source - from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 51,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2011 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 12.5 billion euros and profit of around 1.3 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.