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Siemens Healthineers inks long-term collaborative deal with Florida Hospital

Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers today announced a multi-phase agreement with Florida Hospital to develop outcomes-based collaborative projects. During the first phase of the collaborative deal, the two groups will look to incorporate cardiac computed tomography angiography into Florida Hospital’s clinical protocol. “Siemens Healthineers has a longstanding creative backbone, and they’re always looking to create new solutions and innovative ways of delivering care across the health continuum. I’m really excited that we’re addressing affordability and accessibility by creating cutting-edge health care that connects with people in a new and different way,” Florida Hospital senior exec officer Eric Stevens said in a prepared statement. “Clearly, Florida Hospital is an innovative organization that is pushing the envelope to advance the way in which health care should be delivered in the future. Siemens Healthineers is pleased to collaborate with such a forward-thinking organization,” Siemens Healthineers diagnostic imaging senior VP Michael Wendt said in a press release. The project will culminate in a six-month study which looks to optimally assess and manage intermediate-risk patients who arrive at Celebration Health’s emergency department with acute chest pain, Siemens said. The study will use Celebration Health’s Somatom definition flash dual source CT system from Siemens Healthineers, the German industrial conglom...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Hospital Care Siemens Source Type: news

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Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Coup D'Oeil Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Images in IR Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Medical Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
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Source: Internal Medicine Journal - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research
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