University of Miami Health enters agreement to acquire new medical technology equipment

by | Nov 1, 2022

 

  • Through a ten-year agreement, Siemens Healthineers will supply the University of Miami Health System with new and current medical technology
  • The partnership will also help establish new clinical and operational strategies to refine the way in which healthcare is delivered throughout the health system
  • Workforce educational programs will be put in place for clinicians and technologists

The University of Miami Health System announced a partnership with Siemens Healthineers on Tuesday to further technological advancement and standardization of equipment at the health system.

Through the ten-year agreement, the University of Miami will acquire new medical technology equipment from both Siemens Healthineers and Varian, a Siemens company that works to expand the scope of diagnostic and therapeutic treatments.

Furthermore, the partnership will help establish new clinical and operational strategies to be developed and deployed to refine the way in which healthcare is delivered and enhance diagnosis capabilities.

“Our equipment and solutions will be a great addition to the University of Miami Health System’s already rapidly expanding footprint, allowing it to expand its educational and training offerings across the region,” said David Pacitti, president and head of the Americas, Siemens Healthineers.

The partnership additionally aims to create workforce educational programs for individuals already in the healthcare sector, in an attempt to strengthen and improve the current state of the industry.

The University of Miami medical school serves as the only university hospital system in South Florida and ranks highly among its national peers. The university’s comprehensive care combines patient care, research, and education to provide comprehensive healthcare access to the region.

“Building new clinical structures over the next few years, our goal is to incorporate the latest technological advances to serve our patients,” said Alexander McKinney, M.D., chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Miami Health System. “We look forward to working with the team at Siemens Healthineers.”

The partnership comes just weeks after ground broke for the construction of the University of Miami’s newest ambulatory healthcare facility. The medical center will encompass 363,000 square feet and provide residential health services to North Miami-Dade and South Broward counties.

The health complex will exist as part of SoLé Mia, a 184-acre, $4 billion mixed-use development space in North Miami. Specialists from the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Desai Sethi Urology Institute, and physicians from UM’s neurology and neurosurgery programs will be operational within the center upon completion.

The facility will feature 110 exam rooms, 10 operating rooms, and 33 clinical treatment units for cancer patients.

Once operational, the medical center will house a variety of specialty treatment departments including cardiology, endocrinology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, dermatology, and physical rehabilitation, among others.

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