Medical Solutions - May 2011

Siemens Healthcare |  May 01, 2011

As a global provider of diagnostic imaging, therapy, and laboratory equipment as well as healthcare IT, Siemens feels a deep sense of responsibility to support national healthcare systems in enabling a nation’s people to have access to basic, quality healthcare. The articles covering mobile clinics in India (page 28) and the SOMATOM® Spirit in China (page 30) illustrate how we are providing solutions for growing economies dealing with such challenges.

In established economies, our offerings of refurbished systems not only help healthcare systems and healthcare providers deal with aging populations and the ensuing financial strain, but also with their aim of providing high-quality care in a sparsely populated region and with the least possible harm to the environment (page 24). And our article on the Ethianum hospital on page 34 shows how top-notch hospitals can create a sustainable impact through our Green+ Hospitals concept. By implementing these solutions, healthcare providers also support the Millennium Goals – namely, “Environmental Sustainability.”

Finally, South-African medical-doctor-turned-entrepreneur Iqbal Survé reports on “the ultimate goal of life” – happiness – in his interview on page 40. Survé reminds us that one of the basic goals of good healthcare is to give people a better quality of life. This is a great reminder for us all as we work to foster healthcare improvements and, thus, happiness.