VIDEO: Transforming care delivery by delivering reliable solutions


Life for laboratorians is busy. Downtime of existing equipment creates costly disruption to daily workflow and negatively affects the entire chain of care delivery. One of our goals at Siemens Healthineers is to limit that disruption by designing the most reliable instruments possible for our customers and, by doing so, ultimately improve the diagnostic experience for patients as well.

PETER KOERTE, President, Point of Care Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers
“We designed the Atellica® 1500 urinalysis system* with the end user in mind. Our customers are top of mind in everything that we do and our attention to quality is second to none.”

Optimizing clinical operations

JUSTIN GAGNON, Reliability Project Lead, Siemens Healthineers
“Equipment downtime impacts the customer because it affects turnaround time, lab efficiency, and workflow. Here, during this test, we try to minimize that.

“My current role on the Atellica 1500 Urinalysis project is the reliability lead. And what that means is that I help ensure that the product is reliable at launch, meaning that it has the highest quality standards so that when our customers use it, they have confidence that our product will meet their expectations.

“In this particular study, we’re testing six systems and over 290,000 tests. We try to run like a customer using real samples.”

Improving accuracy

MICHAEL CHEN, Lead Systems Engineer, Siemens Healthineers
“So, for the reliability testing our goal is trying to catch all the possible issues that our customer may experience and resolve them so our customer has a very high-quality product and reliable product.

“Siemens Healthineers has very high quality standards, and we have well-defined product specifications, which all these tests have to meet or exceed.

“Atellica 1500 Automated Urinalysis System consists of a urine chemistry analyzer and the urine sediment analyzer, connected through a specially designed rack transport system.”

The Atellica 1500 Automated Urinalysis System is fully digital. It uses a digital camera to capture the urinalysis strips, and it uses advanced digital microscopy for sedimentation.

Siemens Healthineers stands for more than 75 years of pioneering in the field of modern urinalysis. We provide true end-to-end urinalysis solutions, from simple dip-and-read strips all the way to fully automated urinalysis systems.

“At Siemens Healthineers, we don’t compromise on quality. The desired outcome of this program is to make sure we have a quality product when it launches and it lands on the customer’s lab bench.”

Our customers can feel confident knowing that Siemens Healthineers stands for innovative engineering, quality, and reliability.