Hamilton Health Sciences, one of Canada’s premier teaching and research hospitals, has entered into a strategic relationship with Siemens Healthineers in Canada worth approximately $270 million. For a contract lifetime of 15 years, with the option to extend the partnership for an additional 10 years, Siemens Healthineers will provide Hamilton Health Sciences with a comprehensive suite of innovative services that will manage the majority of its medical imaging equipment and help the hospital drive improvement in healthcare delivery with an emphasis on improving the quality of care for patients.
A global pioneer in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers will ensure Hamilton Health Sciences has access to the latest innovations in diagnostic equipment, education and training resources for staff, and digital health solutions. The agreement includes the procurement, ongoing replacement and maintenance of approximately 500 systems for diagnostic imaging, advanced therapies, and monitoring equipment. Among them are computed tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, mammography, x-ray, and molecular imaging equipment, as well angiography solutions.
The partnership aligns with Hamilton Health Sciences’ Strategic Plan and the organization’s emphasis on capital and operational transformation. This includes the renewal of the Hospital Information System (HIS) and clinical equipment to drive operating improvements by leveraging the tools, capabilities, knowledge and experience of a world-class healthcare sector company.
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This value partnership has been developed to mitigate technology risk, reduce total cost of ownership, improve operational capabilities and efficiency, facilitate digital connectivity, and ensure imaging equipment remains consistent with the industry’s highest standards.
“The best patient care of the future requires new processes, equipment and partnerships,” said Rob MacIsaac, President and CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences. “Our partnership with Siemens Healthineers will enable Hamilton Health Sciences to stay ahead of advancements in medical diagnostic and imaging capability, so we can exceed the needs and expectations of the patients we serve for many years to come. At the same time, we will unlock new benefits for the patient care teams and clinicians working throughout our hospital. Together, we will ensure safe and optimal diagnostic services, improve patient flow, and enhance training. Most importantly, we’ll be able to serve more patients and offer more accurate diagnostic services to help inform decisions about their care.”