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HMI Group and Siemens Healthineers Work towards Enhanced Healthcare

HMI Group, a private healthcare provider in Southeast Asia, has established a five-year alliance with Siemens Healthineers, a German medical technology company. HMI Group will invest over SG$32 million (approximately $24 million) in the collaboration to launch new medical technology and digitalisation platforms. It will also look at establishing Centres of Excellence (CoE) to strengthen cancer, neuroscience, and cardiovascular disease prevention and patient care choices.

The partners want to improve the region’s healthcare delivery. Chin Wei Jia, HMI Group CEO, said, “As the care of our patients is at the center of everything that we do, our partnership will accelerate the adoption of connected health, thereby providing faster access to care, while building telehealth and predictive analytics capabilities at scale, all of which will go a long way in enhancing our patients’ journey towards a healthier outcome.”

With the development of CoEs, HMI Group hopes to expand the use of digital health, big data, and precision diagnosis. It will hire local experts in clinical, allied health, and hospital administration who will be educated in the latest technology and digital platforms. Siemens Healthineers will provide assistance in the form of improved training programmes and consultations.

According to the World Health Organization, NCDs was responsible for 62 percent of deaths in Southeast Asia. To resolve this, new technology for early detection and personalised care, as well as improved clinical expertise, are needed. Partnerships between healthcare providers and health IT companies are on the rise in Asia-Pacific.

Holmusk, a data science and health tech firm, partnered with Singapore’s National Healthcare Group and the Institute of Mental Health in January to create innovative mental health solutions. In August of last year, the same tech firm signed an exclusive contract with global insurer AIA.

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