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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.

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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:

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