Siemens Healthineers, a leader in healthcare imaging and diagnostic technology, signed a first-of-a-kind Master Research Agreement in the Baltics for Cardiovascular Diseases with the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno klinikos.
This framework agreement is the first in the Baltic countries and will address the growing challenges within the area of cardiovascular diseases through innovations for cardiac imaging. In particular, the agreement is set to strengthen and support the already extensive work on cardiac MR imaging performed by Dr. Tomas Lapinskas, Director for Public Health, Research and Education at the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno klinikos. Dr. Tomas Lapinskas is recognized as leading cardiologist in cardiac MR imaging in Lithuania.
The confidentiality and collaboration guidelines set within the signed agreement, allow the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno klinikos to use technologies of Siemens Healthineers which are not yet commercially available. This can be used for research and implementation of projects, and to jointly develop innovative solutions to improve diagnostic tools for detecting cardiovascular diseases.
“Research and innovation able us to expand precision medicine that ultimately benefits the patients. We are truly happy to see the first Master Research Agreement being signed in the Baltic countries, hopefully resulting in innovative solutions that help healthcare providers become more successful in caring for their cardiac patients."
“Such achievement is extremely valuable not only to our academic and scientific community; it will ensure acceleration and development of innovative and more precise non-invasive diagnostic tools for patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. Together with Siemens Healthineers we will be able to strengthen our research in the field of cardiovascular medicine."
The hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno klinikos is the largest multi-profile healthcare institution in Lithuania and Baltic Region. Hospital vision includes modern healthcare and socially responsible assistance to the most severe patients. The long-standing traditions together with the innovations introduced in hospital governance, offer greater opportunities for both hospital staff and patients. Moreover, university hospital is the largest institution in Lithuania dedicated for health sciences (medicine, odontology, pharmacology, public health and nursing) studies and clinical practice. University hospital employs more than 1300 physicians and 2300 nursing staff, who provide highest quality healthcare according to the evidence-based clinical practice. In 2019, the annual number of outpatient consultations increased significantly, exceeding 1.38 million outpatient visits and 94 thousand hospital admissions.