The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has entered a strategic partnership with Germany-based medical technology company Siemens Healthineers to enhance healthcare in South Carolina.

As part of the deal, MUSC will pair its clinical care, research and education expertise and with Siemens’ engineering and workflow-improvement capabilities.

The partnership is expected to generate significant clinical and value-driven innovations in various fields such as paediatrics, cardiovascular care, radiology and neurosciences.

MUSC president David J. Cole said: “We are leveraging a long-standing relationship to reshape what we can both deliver in healthcare.

“We are leveraging a long-standing relationship to reshape what we can both deliver in healthcare.”

“Our nation is demanding that we address our fractured, costly and inefficient health care delivery systems. As the leading academic health sciences centre in this state, MUSC’s purpose must be to drive the highest-quality care for our patients at the lowest cost through commitment and partnerships.

“In discussions with the Siemens Healthineers team, we discovered a high degree of alignment with these concepts, and we are very excited to have them move forward with us. Our mutual goal is to not merely provide the best care possible for just our patients; we will define the new gold standard for others to follow.”

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Both parties will work together to slash the time it takes for stroke patients to receive treatment.

In addition, the alliance partners plan to use ‘digital twin technology’ to optimise the patient experience, as well as increase efficiency at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.