Press release

Essen University Medicine and Siemens Healthineers collaborate on Smart Hospital project

Hauptstadtkongress, May 21-23 2019, Berlin

Published on May 22, 2019

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Siemens Healthineers / Essen University

Siemens Healthineers enables healthcare providers worldwide to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, improving patient experience and digitalizing healthcare. A leader in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers is constantly innovating its portfolio of products and services in its core areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and in laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine. Siemens Healthineers is also actively developing its digital health services and enterprise services. In fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €13.4 billion and adjusted profit of €2.3 billion and has about 50,000 employees worldwide. The Essen University Medicine comprises Essen University Hospital and twelve subsidiaries, including the Ruhrlandklinik, St. Josef Hospital Essen-Werden, the Heart Center Essen-Huttrop, and the West German Proton Therapy Center Essen. With some 1,700 beds, Universitätsmedizin Essen is the leading healthcare center of competence in the Ruhr region, and is on the way to becoming a Smart Hospital. In 2017, its 8,200 staff treated almost 72,000 inpatients and 300,000 outpatients. It specializes in cardiovascular medicine, oncology, and transplants. With the West German Tumor Center, one of the largest tumor centers in Germany; the West German Center for Organ Transplantation, a leading international center for transplants in which its specialists perform transplants of all vital organs such as the liver, kidneys, pancreas, heart, and lungs; and the West German Heart and Vascular Center, a supra-regional center for tertiary cardiovascular care, the importance of Universitätsmedizin Essen for patient care extends far beyond its own region. The key factor underpinning its clinical performance is the research performed at the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen, with its clear focus on oncology, transplantation, cardiovascular medicine, and in the umbrella fields of immunology, infectiology, and genetic research.