Siemens launches Green+ Hospitals program

5 February 2010

Siemens has introduced the Green+ Hospitals program to provide a complete environmental solution, including ecological, social, and economic factors.

In the healthcare industry this means increasing workflow efficiency, improving economic sustainability, and simultaneously optimizing the quality of patient care, all while taking environmentally relevant aspects into account.

The Green+ Hospitals brings together all solutions that help hospitals meet these three criteria.

For sustainable development, society needs healthcare systems that are viable for the future and, which in turn also have to meet sustainability criteria. However, cost pressures often result in problems for healthcare systems, calling into question the sustainability of their services. Today’s physicians and hospitals are expected to be environmentally sensitive and continually improve patient care, while simultaneously lowering costs.

The program optimises workflows and service processes are designed to be more efficient. Innovative medical systems and high-tech building infrastructure reduce energy costs and help to improve patient care. Patients benefit for example from shorter wait times and new diagnostic and treatment methods that put less strain on the body while improving the quality of treatment.

“There are of course many approaches in the hospital that include critical aspects of sustainable development for the organization, such as promoting preventive care, patient orientation, and quality and environmental management. However, these tend to be viewed as separate, isolated issues. With Green+ Hospitals we want to turn the individual aspects into a comprehensive picture to help our customers operate sustainably,“ said Heinrich von Wulfen, CEO of Sales Regions
Europe, Africa & Middle East, and Customer Relationship Management at Siemens Healthcare.

As part of its commitment to sustainability in healthcare, Siemens recently signed a contract with the China Hospital Association. In strategic cooperation with Heilongjiang Province.


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