Partnership Announced Between Siemens Healthineres India and Terumo
A partnership has been announced between medical device companies Siemens Healthineers India and Terumo, with the aim of improving cardiac care within India, through collaborated interventions within development and physician training, improved access to complex medical technologies, and also increased availability in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. The first result of this collaboration will be in the form of a customised training program available to Cathlab professionals, which has been developed as a partnership with a leading academic Indian institution.
There is, at present, a need for more structure in courses designed to enhance patient experience and operational efficiency in Cathlabs. This first of its kind Cathlab Director program aims to fulfil this need while helping to raise the overall standard of Cathlab efficiency and care. This program includes topics such as Digital Transformation, Operations Excellence, and Patient Centricity. “We are committed to advancing our mission of Contributing to Society Through Healthcare. Over the last four years, Terumo India has been delivering several programs to HCPs on diverse topics pertaining to Intervention Cardiology. We are delighted to partner with Siemens Healthineers towards strengthening the medical and clinical skills of Cathlab operators in India by providing high-end training on leadership, operational, strategic and technical skills.
Through this collaboration, we want to make better heart care accessible to more people thus contributing to the changing landscape of a healthier India,” says Shishir Agarwal, MD of Terumo India. “In our journey to pioneer breakthroughs in healthcare, for everyone, everywhere, it’s imperative to create platforms for collaborative growth. Through this industry-academia alliance, we aim to create holistic growth opportunities for specialized healthcare professionals.
We are glad to be a partner with a globally trusted interventional medicine partner like Terumo, and one of the reputed academic institutes in India to co-create an ecosystem to transform care delivery in India.” says Vivek Kanade, Managing Director, Siemens Healthcare Private Limited. Further initiatives which were planned as part of this collaboration contain training programs for interventional cardiologists in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, as well as joint go-to-market initiatives. Leveraging the strengths of each respective company, hands on training programs will take place at the Skill Lab at Terumo India using cutting edge medical tech, such as the robotics used by Siemens Healthineers. Future collaboration will extend to training initiatives and programs for intervention radiologists.