With the ambition of restructuring the IT organization and preparing for the upcoming digitalization of its hospitals, the Marienhaus Group has laid the foundation for digital transformation. Siemens Healthineers supported the hospital group with management consulting and advisory services.
In spring 2020, the Marienhaus Group signed a technology partnership with Siemens Healthineers. How important is this partnership to you as CIO and head of IT?
The technology partnership revealed how professional Siemens Healthineers is, not only in medical technology, but also in process issues, strategy, and digitalization. Therefore, it was obvious to me that we should also rely on their consulting services.
Hans-Walter Schmittel, Managing Director of Marienhaus Dienstleistungen GmbH and CIO of the Marienhaus Group, Waldbreitbach, Germany
What was the reason for extending the collaboration with Siemens Healthineers and make use of its consulting services?
Mr. Eichhorst, what is the consulting approach of Siemens Healthineers?
Above all, we offer independent advisory services on the challenges of our customers and their entire organization. In terms of content, we focus on three pillars: strategy, digitalization, and clinical and operational excellence.Sören Eichhorst, Global Head of Healthcare Consulting, Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Erlangen, Germany
How was this approach executed in the Marienhaus Group context?
Were there any findings that could be acted on immediately?
Would you recommend this kind of consulting service to colleagues in other hospitals or hospital groups?
The statements by Siemens Healthineers customers described herein are based on results that were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no “typical” hospital and many variables exist (e.g., hospital size, case mix, level of IT adoption) there can be no guarantee that other customers will achieve the same results.