Innovations with impact

We cannot predict the future, but we can prepare for a future that is increasingly unpredictable. With creativity, courage, and the power to get things done, we are preparing to master tomorrow’s challenges with today’s innovations.

Medicine today primarily focuses on treating disease – but in the future, it will increasingly be able to prevent disease. We are shaping a healthcare system that is becoming more personalized, more precise, more preventative, and more supportive. Right now, creative minds around the world are generating outstanding ideas for our future. And together with our partners, we are transforming those ideas into innovations that serve healthcare professionals and make optimal care accessible to everyone.

Augmented reality has arrived in the operating room

Augmented reality is a way to render data and tightly couple information from the real and the virtual world. Superimposing information onto the field of view has the potential to make medical training much more effective – and it has already arrived in operating rooms. A 3D representation of a patient’s anatomy is generated from CT images and directly projected onto the surgical field. These renderings improve the surgical team’s perception, while smart navigation software guides critical steps of the intervention.

Portrait of MD Muhannad Alkassar

Artificial intelligence helps physicians make more informed decisions

Artificial Intelligence in healthcare
Whenever analyses are too difficult, time-consuming, or inefficient to perform alone, artificial intelligence (AI) provides valuable assistance to clinical professionals, allowing them to stay focused on their patients and better use their own expertise. AI-enabled tools identify meaningful relationships in raw data, extract relevant insights, and apply those lessons to new patient cases. By helping physicians make more informed clinical decisions, AI is an indispensable tool in all fields of healthcare, including drug development, patient care, and operational decisions.

Prof. Ralf Bauer, partner at RNS Gemeinschaftspraxis Wiesbaden

We are working hard to provide the best possible support to healthcare professionals in the fight against COVID-19

Treating COVID-19 patients in a hospital
Our medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, and point-of-care testing solutions help physicians assess the severity of COVID-19 cases. Our imaging systems, applications, and services deliver high-value care to patients at each stage of COVID-19 disease management. With our digital health solutions and consulting, we help to protect hardworking healthcare professionals. And when it comes to giving others courage and strength, we’re especially generous – because we know that his act of sharing will help us all to accomplish the great mission we are facing.

Bernd Montag

It’s not just about reinventing technology – it’s also about making it accessible

Improving the speed and reliability of in vitro diagnostics doesn’t just make labs more profitable – it also helps to save lives! What's more, making MRI systems less costly, more mobile, and easier to use will open the door to new clinical scenarios and improved imaging availability. These are just two of the many technologies that we continue to reinvent so that they can reach everyone - whenever and wherever they are needed.
Video about speeding up the laboratory
Modern labs receive patient samples from many different facilities. They rely on automation to mitigate the impact of this variation. With expertise in the field of machine vision, Benjamin Pollack and his team at Siemens Healthineers are improving automation. They deploy artificial intelligence and deep learning to greatly reduce the failure rate of automated in vitro diagnostics.

Benjamin Pollack

Digital Twin technology is playing a fundamental role in shaping the future of healthcare

A Digital Twin of the heart
Digital Twin technology allows us to create virtual representations of physical objects or structures. It helps to bring lifesaving innovations to market fast, at a lower cost, and with the highest level of patient safety. But can a Digital Twin be mapped so accurately to a person's physical self that it could be used to predict and even prevent disease?
Tommaso Mansi and team are using Digital Twin technology to treat heart failure patients.
Tommaso Mansi and team are researching to help those with a sick heart get better. Using Digital Twin technology, they simulate the best possible way to treat heart failure patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy.

Physicians are interacting more and more closely with robotic technology – and utilizing its strengths

Corindus vascular robotics allows the physicians to permanently keep distance from the radiation source while working.
Robot-assisted procedures are already being carried out in a variety of medical fields. The precision provided by untiring robots is a useful support for physicians, helping them avoid complications in delicate or complex procedures. The technology also allows the best physicians to put their abilities to work for patients around the world at short notice.