Jana PetersikSolving intractable healthcare challenges through operational mastery.

Jana Petersik
Location: Erlangen, Germany
Key Strengths: Quality management, clinical risk management, delivery of sustainable solutions, development and implementation of integrated management systems
Value Partner Since: 2019
Personal Interests: Golf and travel

Jana Petersik has extensive management experience in both the healthcare sector and in corporate business development. Her skills are an asset to Siemens Healthineers Value Partners for Healthcare Consulting, where she manages the departmental solutions team – helping them provide customers with tailored solutions that exceed expectations.

Pairing healthcare experience with expertise in organizational management

Jana Petersik began her professional career in the healthcare sector, working for various hospitals and hospital groups on quality management and clinical risk management. “For me, it was always really exciting to see how you can improve processes to deliver better outcomes – for patients as well as staff,” she says.
After spending a few years working in the healthcare space, Jana spent the next 10 years in business development, including 8 years as a managing director responsible for restructuring companies. “Then I said, ‘Okay, what is my next step?’ Finally, I decided to combine my two strengths, healthcare and business development.”
So, Jana joined Siemens Healthineers Value Partners in September 2019, where she can put both her healthcare and business experience to excellent use. Her background in clinical risk management has given her valuable insights into clinical decision making, which she brings to bear on her work as a Consultant for Siemens Healthineers Value Partners. She finds it gratifying when her skills help her to improve healthcare outcomes.

Optimizing outcomes through the right combination of skills

In her role as the Head of Global Practice Clinical Operations, Jana oversees the implementation of operational solutions on behalf of her healthcare provider customers.
She is also working on growing her team, where she is grappling with some of the same challenges that many healthcare providers face. Finding qualified candidates who meet the high standards of Siemens Healthineers Value Partners isn’t always easy.
“We’re looking for consultants with clinical experience — because you can only do high-quality consulting if you understand the system you’re working within. And our team members also have to know how to deliver a successful consulting project.”

Though recruiting candidates with these qualifications is challenging, Jana notes, it’s rewarding in the end. “Through this combination of skills, we can help our customers achieve the tailored solutions they need. We can help them design and implement innovative and effective new ways of optimizing their workflow.”

How operational solutions can streamline the delivery of care

Jana is keenly aware of the challenges that healthcare providers increasingly face – such as maintaining qualified staffing in the face of an ever-growing number of patients, as well as the uncertain future of healthcare financing. She is convinced that technical innovations such as digitalization will be an inevitable part of the solution.
And she believes Siemens Healthineers Value Partners are in a unique position to help healthcare providers meet these challenges. “At Siemens Healthineers we’re at the forefront of innovation and digitalization. We know how to implement AI-powered solutions, for example. We know how to handle data in general. We have all the tools.”

Taking a swing at the toughest challenges in healthcare… and on the golf course

She is as passionate about her career as her golf game, Jana says, “I can’t wait to go outside with my clubs and play. I play at different courses around the world, like Dubai and Greece. Greece is a little bit of a hidden gem; it's amazing there and the climate is excellent. I mean, you don't go there in summer. But when you go there in March or in October, it's perfect. I also played in the US Italy, Austria, Spain and Portugal. I’m always looking for new places to play.”

Seeing projects through to the end, and validating results

In addition to leveraging the vast technological expertise of Siemens Healthineers in solving customers’ challenges, Jana sees another benefit in the way her consulting team works with healthcare providers. “The big advantage for our customers is that we participate in implementation side by side with them – often in a Value Partnership. We don’t just deliver a strategy paper. We stick around throughout the implementation phase. We work with our customers through every step of the process.”
She adds, “While other consultants don’t always measure the results of implementation, that’s a crucial part of our responsibility – to evaluate the difference our solution has made in terms of increased efficiency, reduced costs, and improved patient outcomes and satisfaction.”

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