Siemens Healthineers and WhidbeyHealth Aim to Close Care Gaps in Community through New Services Agreement
Nov 13, 2017
• Combined Managed Equipment Services and Population Health Services deal provides new technology while maximizing utilization through patient engagement tools
• Provided solutions offer Whidbey Island residents best-in-class care in the comfort of their own community
Siemens Healthineers and WhidbeyHealth of Washington State have signed a ten-year, enterprise-wide agreement focused on better management of the community’s health and wellness through updated imaging equipment, patient engagement tools, and Population Health Management solutions. The collaboration provides WhidbeyHealth’s island-wide healthcare system with new technology from the Siemens Healthineers imaging portfolio that enables the hospital to further transform care delivery for Whidbey Island residents. In addition, Siemens Healthineers’ Advisory Services division will construct continuous improvement initiatives around patient workflow throughout the entire lifetime of care, utilizing data analytics dashboards and industry best practices.
The agreement also includes patient engagement solutions that actively involve community members in their own care. These solutions, in combination with Population Health Management offerings, mine data to find patients with gaps in care, include an auto-outreach solution that encourages patients to schedule exams at Whidbey, and match schedules of patients with open slots to maximize the utilization of the hospital’s new equipment.
“At WhidbeyHealth, we consider the members of our community our family,” says WhidbeyHealth CEO, Geri Forbes. “Gaining access to the state-of-the-art solutions from Siemens Healthineers is just one of the many things we do to improve the care of the residents we serve on Whidbey Island.”
Critical access hospitals, like 25-bed WhidbeyHealth, provide smaller communities with convenient, high-quality healthcare. In alignment with the holistic and proactive approach to care supported by Siemens Healthineers solutions, WhidbeyHealth can provide best possible outcomes for its patients through the continuum of care.
“Siemens Healthineers recognizes that critical access hospitals like WhidbeyHealth are a very important core element of the healthcare system here in the United States, and we know that keeping patients in their homes and communities is an essential part of improving the patient experience,” says August Calhoun, Senior Vice President of North America Services at Siemens Healthineers. “Through this agreement, Siemens Healthineers not only provides Whidbey residents with the latest technology, but it also works with WhidbeyHealth to develop a clear strategy for the utilization of this equipment through the access to patient engagement tools and data.”
For more information on Enterprise Services offerings from Siemens Healthineers, visit: https://usa.healthcare.siemens.com/services/imaging-therapy/enterprise-services-solutions
Siemens Healthineers is the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG enabling healthcare providers worldwide to achieve better outcomes at lower costs 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 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €13.8 billion and profit of €2.5 billion and has about 48,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available at www.siemens.com/healthineers
WhidbeyHealth Medical Center and clinics are operated by the Whidbey Island Public Hospital District, which is dedicated to providing exceptional care with compassion and respect to every Whidbey Island resident. Visit us at www.whidbeyhealth.org.