by Gus Iversen
, Editor in Chief | November 03, 2020
Siemens Healthineers and University of Iowa Health Care have established a 10-year "Value Partnership" for imaging technology, AI and data analytics, and workforce training.
As part of the agreement, the two institutions will continue their joint emphasis on improving stroke care in the state of Iowa. They will also focus on improving operational processes by implementing technologies such as Corindus CorPath GRX for robotic-assisted vascular interventions, and syngo Virtual Cockpit for remote scanning assistance.
"This partnership with Siemens Healthineers is a win not only for our patients, who will have access to state-of-the art technology and more advanced care, but also the college and the students who will reap the benefits from new research and educational opportunities, " said Dr. Colin Derdeyn, Krabbenhoft professor and chair, department of radiology and director of the Iowa Institute of Biomedical Imaging at UI Health Care. "Partnering with Siemens Healthineers will help us stay on the forefront of these advances that will span across the entire enterprise, benefiting faculty from Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Cardiology and the College of Engineering."
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The partnership is intended to enhance the college's education and training program to help grow and retain technical and professional best-in-class talent in the state. The University of Iowa Bachelors program is the major pipeline for radiology technologists and sonographers working at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and throughout the state.
Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.