Siemens Healthineers and Atrium Health announce partnership

The primary aim of the accord is to improve healthcare in rural and underserved areas of the US. The agreement commits Atrium Health to buying more than 140 million US-Dollar worth of Siemens Healthineers equipment.

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Siemens Healthineers and Atrium announced their multi-year “Value Partnership” agreement together. The strategic deal is focused on improving access to care in the southeastern US, a region served by Atrium Health. It is also intended to advance health equity and economic mobility in some of the poorest US states.

The 140 million US-Dollar Value Partnership involves the purchase of innovative, state-of-the-art Siemens Healthineers’ devices and equipment, including advanced imaging technology, radiation oncology, and precision endovascular robotics. This will aid Atrium Health’s work in improving regional healthcare. In addition to its other objectives, contributing to environmental sustainability is a further aim.

The partners say the services and approaches they have agreed will help Atrium Health meet strategic goals, increase efficiency, and work toward improving health in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama – and further afield. The technology input from Siemens Healthineers will allow Atrium to continue modernizing its healthcare infrastructure to serve patients. This will include using artificial intelligence to improve outcomes and quality, reduce healthcare costs, and jointly develop education and workforce solutions to help encourage and enhance careers in health care.

Siemens Healthineers enters into Value Partnerships, which it describes as “long-term, performance-oriented, collaborative engagements,” with healthcare providers. Among its clients are a number of British National Health Service foundation trusts and hospitals in Ireland as well.

At the time of the announcement, Siemens Healthineers Head of the Americas, Dave Pacitti said, “Siemens Healthineers is proud to continue its strong partnership with Atrium Health imaging service engineering teams to improve the quality of health care. Not only will this agreement nurture the development of the next-generation workforce in health care, but it will also serve as a foundation for future innovations.”