HealthManagement, Volume 17 - Issue 1, 2017


Healthcare organizations do a phenomenal job. Today, an increasing number of diseases are treated successfully and people enjoy a better quality of life even into old age. Yet, while much is being done to discover new ways to improve patients' lives, we now see radical changes to structures, incentives, and processes within healthcare to sustain provision for our inhabitant-rich planet.


Gone are the days of the simple equation that a higher price guarantees quality and vice versa. Faced with cost pressures, we see provider strategies of consolidation, industrialization, and population health management to meet the growing care demands. Times have changed: Today, healthcare and its delivery are increasingly validated and regulated by performance metrics. This development has led to nothing short of a paradigm shift in the structures and infrastructures of care.


In times of transformation, success comes from leading the changes. Riding the wave, rather than being washed away. We believe that effective healthcare transformation must include clinical, operational, and financial improvements. Delivering healthcare to more people with fewer resources is possible. But the levers need to be ideally set to improve your particular clinical outcomes, streamline your operations, and optimize your financial performance.


Through the Healthcare Executive Alliance initiative, we would like to support you and your teams to find insights, ideas and solutions for succeeding in these times. Our goal is to be your inspiring partner helping you to achieve better outcomes and reduce costs. As a starting point, we developed this set of white papers to help identifying key challenges in your healthcare organization with some first outlines on improvement methods.

Now’s our time to inspire the future of healthcare together.

Dr Bernd Montag
Chief Executive Officer

Siemens Healthineers