Press release

Expansion of telemedicine in Bad Oeynhausen to improve care for heart patients

Published on August 3, 2019

Siemens Healthineers / HDZ NRW

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 Herz- und Diabeteszentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen (Heart and Diabetes Center North Rhine-Westphalia, HDZ NRW), Bad Oeynhausen, is an internationally recognized center for the treatment of cardiovascular and diabetic diseases. With 35,000 patients per year, including 14,000 in-patients, HDZ NRW is one of Europe’s leading specialist hospitals, and its largest center for heart transplants. It has employed specialists covering a range of disciplines for 35 years. The university hospital provides all the latest treatment procedures for conditions involving heart failure, which can be monitored using telemedicine care programs from the hospital’s Institute for Applied Telemedicine (IFAT). The IFAT is a state-of-the-art care unit established in 2003 and forming part of HDZ NRW, and provides in-home care by remote for patients throughout Germany. Its services include prevention, diagnostics, treatment, aftercare, and rehabilitation for patients with chronic cardiac, cardiovascular, and diabetes-related diseases.