- Samsung Electronics America Expands Into Medical Device Sector with Health & Medical Equipment
Industry-leading diagnostic ultrasound equipment on display in Chicago at RSNA 2012
Chicago, IL – November 27, 2012 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, today announced its expansion with the addition of Samsung Health & Medical Equipment, unifying Samsung Medison America’s personnel into Samsung Electronics America’s Enterprise Business Division. By expanding its presence in the medical equipment industry, Samsung aims to become a global healthcare leader by bringing together its expertise in electronics and IT technologies for a better and more complete healthcare experience. Samsung Health & Medical Equipment will be showing a variety of healthcare solutions at the RSNA 2012 radiological event located at McCormick Place, Chicago, Booth #4050, from November 25th – November 29th.
This integration of sales, marketing and service operations in the United States is the latest step following Samsung Electronics’ Co., Ltd. acquisition of a stake in the leading diagnostic ultrasound manufacturer Medison Co., Ltd. in 2010. With the joining of operations, Samsung Medison America is well positioned to leverage research and development and infrastructure already in place within Samsung Electronics America and its product groups. In addition, Samsung Medison America will benefit from existing sales channels and integrated marketing teams at Samsung Electronics America.
“Samsung Electronics America is well positioned to bring its knowledge and resources to Samsung Health & Medical Equipment and we are committed to a shared vision for a better and more complete healthcare experience,” said Tod Pike, Senior Vice President of Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Enterprise Business Division. “We have a continuing interest and investment in the healthcare space and we now have an even greater opportunity for reaching our global growth goals. Samsung is proven as a world technology leader and our mission is to help arm healthcare providers with the tools they need to offer patients the best possible care.”
“The combination of Samsung’s unparalleled image processing and IT technologies with Samsung Medison America’s industry-leading medical equipment will serve as the foundation for continuing innovation in medical technology,” said Brian Keith, Director of Sales and GM of Samsung Health & Medical Equipment. “By upholding customer values as our top priority, Samsung Health & Medical Equipment will support fast, easy and accurate diagnosis through superior technologies and products. We look forward to aligning our expertise to support the Samsung vision to contribute to the growth of the medical equipment industry through our advanced technologies and improve the quality of people’s lives.”
Samsung’s investment in Medison is a key element in Samsung’s 2020 vision to explore new avenues of growth, including in healthcare business domain. The integration of Samsung Medison America will add 28 employees to Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division, now under the Samsung Health & Medical Equipment Group and reporting directly into division head Tod Pike.
About Samsung Medison America
Incorporated in the U.S. in 1992, Samsung Medison America specializes in marketing and selling world-class ultrasound imaging equipment in the U.S. In 1996, Samsung Medison America’s parent, Medison Co., Ltd., successfully developed the first digital ultrasound system by an Asian manufacturer and in 1998 it developed the world’s first commercially-available 3D ultrasound imaging system. Samsung Medison America has introduced into the U.S. market many other advanced products, ranging from its signature ‘Accuvix’ and ‘SonoAce’ series, to a laptop-sized ultra-compact diagnostic ultrasound system. For more information, please visit, www.samsungmedison.com.
About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to its business customers and loyal partners with world-class solutions. Samsung EBD offers a complete portfolio of technology solutions to support business growth aspirations including virtualization, printing, displays, notebook and tablet PCs, digital signage, medical equipment, set-top-box and hospitality TVs. With a market-oriented approach to innovation, Samsung EBD solutions move businesses forward while helping reduce operating cost. Samsung EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC) and is among the world’s largest technology companies. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/business, call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ or follow Samsung EBD via Twitter @SamsungBizUSA.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #9 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands,” and named as one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2010.” For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on www.Facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. creates more possibilities for more people, in more countries, than any other technology company. Samsung has become the global leader in consumer electronics and their components by bringing relentless innovation to a product portfolio that includes televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, refrigerators and memory chips. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
- KLAS Ranks GetWellNetwork #1 for Third Consecutive Year in Interactive Patient Systems Category
GetWellNetwork extends leadership position in helping health care providers drive patient engagement and improved performance
BETHESDA, Md., December 19, 2012 – GetWellNetwork® Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, today announced that it has been named the category leader for Interactive Patient Systems (IPS) for the third consecutive year by KLAS®. Published in December, the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report celebrates vendors that received the highest customer satisfaction scores for software and professional services, and serves as a guide to enable health care providers make informed technology decisions.
“Providers recognize the critical role that vendors play in improving health care delivery,” says Adam Gale, KLAS president. “Thus, a growing number of providers are weighing in on vendor performance. It speaks volumes that providers want to be heard and be counted. And vendors are listening.”
GetWellNetwork’s innovative technology and services are helping leading health care providers advance their patient engagement initiatives across the care continuum through patient education and activation. GetWellNetwork’s patient engagement platform enables hospitals to implement and extend the IPC delivery model using mobile devices, computers and televisions to improve performance and outcomes. In addition, the solution extends the value of existing IT systems by integrating with electronic medical records and patient portal systems.
“We are excited and energized by the continued commitment and support of our growing client community that has put us on top of the Interactive Patient Systems category for the third consecutive year,” said Michael O’Neil, founder and chief executive officer of GetWellNetwork, Inc. “As the reality of Meaningful Use and the Affordable Care Act sinks in, patient engagement has become a strategic imperative for health care providers. After twelve years of focusing exclusively on IPC, our model is evidence-based and it works. Through our technology, tools and change management process, our provider partners are consistently experiencing performance improvement in service and quality.”
With patient engagement as a central component of recent regulatory and reimbursement changes, IPS solutions are being adopted at their fastest rate since their introduction more than 10 years ago. Today, GetWellNetwork’s annual patient interactions number more than five million, and the company remains the only provider to deliver Patient Pathways® that drive higher levels of patient engagement at the point-of-care.
GetWellNetwork works beside some of the foremost providers of health care in U.S., including:
· Large IDNs like Adventist Health System, Ascension Health, Catholic Health Initiatives, Kaiser Permanente and Trinity Health
- Military medical centers in the U.S. Department of Defense, Military Health System and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Academic medical centers, such as the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System, Stanford School of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Medical University of South Carolina
- Independent hospitals such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Nationwide Children’s Hospital
GetWellNetwork is also running in more than 30 of the top children’s hospitals in the U.S. and in four Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winners –Sharp Healthcare, Poudre Valley Hospital, Saint Luke’s East-Lee’s Summit and Henry Ford Health System.
Working together with executives from more than 4,500 hospitals and 3,000 doctor offices and clinics, KLAS delivers timely and impartial reports, trends and statistics that provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures the performance of software, professional services and medical equipment vendors.
For a full copy of the most recent KLAS report, please visit: http://www.KLASresearch.com/klasreports/all/?productid=771&PR_GWN
GetWellNetwork, Inc.® provides patient engagement solutions that help health care providers engage, educate and empower patients along the care continuum. Our patient-centered platform, delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers and televisions, enables providers to implement a revolutionary care delivery model called Interactive Patient Care™ to improve performance and patient outcomes. The company further extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly with electronic medical record and patient portal applications.
- OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Scrambling for ‘doc fix’
If Congress doesn’t act by year’s end, a 27 percent cut in doctors’ Medicare payments goes into effect.
- Poll: Americans see police, mental health care more effective than assault weapons ban
Americans believe that increasing the police presence at schools and upping federal spending on mental health screenings and services are more likely to deter mass shootings than banning the sale of assault weapons, according to a poll from Gallup released Wednesday.
More than half of those surveyed said more police and mental health services would be “very effective,” with nearly nine in 10 saying doing so would be at least “somewhat effective” in preventing gun crime.
Some 78 percent also said decreasing the depictions of violence on TV and in movies and video games would help to prevent mass shootings.
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