- Medtech giant Medtronic has inked a deal with Cleveland-based University Hospitals to enhance care delivery and the patient experience using integrated health solutions.
- The partnership will work to improve workflow and operational efficiencies for catheterization and electrophysiology labs at UH Cleveland Medical Center, Medtronic said.
- This is Medtronic’s first Integrated Health Systems agreement in the U.S. and marks an expansion of the company’s managed services offerings here.
Lab and materials management, scheduling, room turnover, and other clinical-support operations are critical to ensuring cardiologists can diagnose and treat patients across the continuum of care, according to Medtronic.
“Our collaboration with UH is to enhance patient care and system efficiency through the unique combination of operational insights, data, medical technology, and services,” Mike Genau, senior vice president and president, Americas Region, for Medtronic, said in a statement.
UH also expects the collaboration with Medtronic to improvement management of rising healthcare costs.
Hospitals are increasing pressure to rein in inefficiencies and improve care delivery and patient satisfaction as the healthcare system shifts to value-based care. The new partnership will allow UH to embed Medtronic’s inventory management and scheduling expertise into the health system’s clinical operations, Jeffrey Peters, UH chief operating officer, said.