Siemens Healthineers Adds 1,000 Imaging Courses to PEPconnect Online Learning Platform
Jan 11, 2017
· Expanded platform provides customers with virtual anywhere/anytime access to education and real-time performance support materials via any device
Siemens Healthineers has announced the expansion of its online learning platform PEPconnect (Personalized Education Plan) to include approximately 1,000 new learning modules for medical imaging customers. Effective immediately, physicians and medical technology assistants can use PEPconnect to access training courses on Siemens Healthineers systems for imaging and minimally invasive therapy in seven different languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Korean and Japanese. With products and solutions such as PEPconnect, as well as a new name that underlines the company’s pioneering spirit and engineering expertise in the healthcare industry, Siemens Healthineers – the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG – is setting new trends in healthcare, helping to enable healthcare providers around the world to meet their current challenges and excel in their respective environments.
A personalized education and performance experience for the healthcare professional, PEPconnect and its forerunner platform, PEP, were initially designed to offer training and professional development primarily in the area of laboratory diagnostics, with the company providing a separate set of learning tools for U.S. imaging customers via its now-shuttered Siemens Learning Center (SLC). In an effort to create a single streamlined virtual education experience for all healthcare customers globally, Siemens Healthineers has migrated the SLC imaging modules and their 50,000 users to PEPconnect, bringing the total number of learning modules on the PEPconnect platform to 7,000 – and the total number of PEPconnect users to 150,000.
Additionally, Siemens Healthineers is offering former SLC users access to new social media features as well as compatibility with mobile devices. With optimized technology and increased search capabilities, PEPconnect allows customers to access education and real-time performance support virtually anytime, anywhere, and on any device, including PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Also, customers can construct a personalized learning experience and share learning with others — whenever and wherever needed.
“To continuously drive meaningful and innovative education services, PEPconnect now provides Siemens Healthineers customers with access to a smarter connection of knowledge via an enhanced virtual social environment,” said Nanci Wozniak, Vice President of Education Services at Siemens Healthineers. “We understand the need for easy access to education and real-time performance support in today’s complex healthcare market. Now, customers can access multidimensional knowledge through our intuitive interface using any device, and at their own convenience.”
“In 2011, we launched PEP with a bold vision of creating a global platform for the healthcare customer for education, clinical excellence, and performance growth,” added William Magagna, Head of Virtual Education Solutions at Siemens Healthineers. “Although the solution has evolved with PEPconnect to meet the changing market and technologies, the same singular vision remains. Siemens Healthineers will continue to evolve our solutions. In the coming months, full commercialization of the platform, the launch of a virtual social enterprise, and smarter connections of people to knowledge will help enable our customers to achieve better patient outcomes.”
For further information on PEPconnect, please see www.siemens.com/pepconnect
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Siemens Healthineers is the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG enabling healthcare providers worldwide to meet their current challenges and to excel in their respective environments. 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. To help customers succeed in today’s dynamic healthcare marketplace, Siemens Healthineers is championing new business models that maximize opportunity and minimize risk for healthcare providers. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €13.5 billion and profit of over €2.3 billion and has about 46,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available at www.siemens.com/healthineers