Navigation Links
Siemens Healthcare Testifies on Healthcare Reform and Building a Healthier America
Date:6/24/2009

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Healthcare (www.siemens.com/healthcare) today announced that Thomas Miller, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Workflow & Solutions Division, Siemens Healthcare, testified before the Health Subcommittee, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives on the need for healthcare reform.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO )

During the hearing, "Comprehensive Health Reform Discussion Draft, Day 2," Mr. Miller testified on ways to improve the quality of healthcare delivery while reducing its overall costs. He noted that there is undeniable evidence that medical imaging finds disease earlier, renders some invasive procedures obsolete, and saves lives. The medical imaging industry has worked hard to generate savings and efficiencies by developing physician-driven appropriateness guidelines that will ensure appropriate and effective use of diagnostic technologies, while assuring every patient has access.

"The evidence that medical imaging finds disease earlier, renders some invasive procedures obsolete, and saves lives, is irrefutable," said Thomas Miller, CEO, Workflow & Solutions Division, Siemens Healthcare. "Through medical imaging, we gain tremendous knowledge about disease. We can detect it earlier, intervene sooner and, therefore, achieve better outcomes. That is the solution to our healthcare crisis. And, diagnostic imaging, with its insight into the human body - is the key."

Mr. Miller presented to the Committee the facts about medical imaging:

  1. Diagnostic technologies support more cost-effective care by enabling earlier, faster and more accurate diagnosis, eliminating the need for expensive and invasive surgeries and inappropriate therapies, reducing hospital admissions, and, in many cases, avoiding costs of long-term chronic conditions.
  2. The growth in medical imaging can be attributed to its transformational effect on medicine for almost every facet of every disease. Physicians know that medical imaging is simply the best tool they have to diagnose disease with confidence. And, the great majority of physicians have one overriding interest: to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients.
  3. The best means to reduce costs and overuse is by creating a more efficient healthcare system through Healthcare Information Technology and to manage medical imaging utilization through physician-driven appropriateness guidelines.

"Advanced diagnostic imaging technologies don't just improve health - they save lives. Simply ask any woman whose mammogram detected breast cancer in its earliest stages to make her a survivor. Ask anyone whose Coronary CT Angiography found blocked arteries before he/she suffered a catastrophic - or fatal - heart attack," noted Miller.

Siemens Healthcare is a global supplier of medical and healthcare information technology. In the USA, there are over 18,000 employees working in healthcare and over 69,000 across all Siemens companies.

Mr. Miller's written testimony can be accessed at the Siemens Healthcare Press Room:

http://www.usa.siemens.com/HealthCareReformTomMiller

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry. The company is a renowned medical solutions provider with core competence and innovative strength in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies as well as in knowledge engineering, including information technology and system integration. With its laboratory diagnostics acquisitions, Siemens Healthcare is the first integrated healthcare company, bringing together imaging and lab diagnostics, therapy, and healthcare information technology solutions, supplemented by consulting and support services. Siemens Healthcare delivers solutions across the entire continuum of care - from prevention and early detection, to diagnosis, therapy and care. Additionally, Siemens Healthcare is the global market leader in innovative hearing instruments. The company employs around 49,000 people worldwide and operates in 130 countries. In the fiscal year 2008 (Sept. 30), Siemens Healthcare reported sales of Euro 11.2 billion, orders of Euro 11.8 billion, and Sector profit of Euro 1.2 billion. Further information can be found by visiting http://www.siemens.com/healthcare.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Siemens Healthcare
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. AUDIO from Medialink and Siemens: New Tool in the Battle Against Breast Cancer
2. VIDEO from Medialink and Siemens: New Treatment in Breast Cancer Detection
3. Siemens Makes Innovation Accessible with Comprehensive Molecular Imaging Solutions
4. Siemens Promotes May is Better Speech and Hearing Month on Americas Largest Stage
5. Siemens Demonstrates Groundbreaking Approach to Stroke Diagnosis at ASNR 2009
6. Siemens Hearing Celebrates 10th Annual National Womens Health Week
7. Siemens Joins the Hearing Industries Association on Capitol Hill to Promote the Hearing Aid Tax Credit Act
8. VIDEO from Medialink and Siemens: New Technology Makes Tracking Tumors Easier
9. Siemens Financial Services, Inc. Provides $29.5 Million Credit Package to Avanti Health System
10. Siemens Enhances Knowledge-Driven Solutions to Support Provider Quality of Care Initiatives
11. Community Hospitals Remain Competitive with Latest Enhancement to Siemens MedSeries4 Clinical Suite
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... As health professionals work to improve their approach to ... is doing more than filling out a survey; in many cases health professionals and ... in health care and research on the importance of active engagement with patients and ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The International ... promote standards of excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening ... 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law ... organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our ... a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse ... Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, ... quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, ... week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the ... cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company ... results for the third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, ... call on that day with the investment community and ... The conference call will begin at 9 a.m. ... access a live webcast of the conference call through ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... WASHINGTON , Sept. 28, 2017 Cohen ... to advance the use of wearable and home sensors ... brain disorders. Early Signal Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused ... populations, will provide an affordable analytical system to record ... ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced ... from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ... for the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid ... data are needed to further evaluate the safety of ... RA. "We ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: