Hitachi to Expand Healthcare Businesses in Americas
By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 24 Jan 2017
Image: Hitachi plans to integrate and expand its healthcare businesses in the Americas (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).
Hitachi, Ltd. has announced that it will combine Hitachi Aloka Medical America, Inc. into Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. on April 1, 2017, which will then change its name to Hitachi Healthcare America Corporation.
Hitachi's healthcare business provides diagnostic and clinical solutions ranging from diagnostic/clinical systems, such as particle therapy systems, to testing/reagents such as clinical analyzers and informatics that include IT services and integrated community care systems. The newly formed company will function as the regional headquarters providing sales and maintenances services while driving a customer-focused strategy for growing its current medical modality segments.
The company also plans to integrate its Innovation and Informatics Division, which currently belongs to Hitachi America, Ltd. into the new Hitachi Healthcare America Corporation. The company will focus on collaborative creation with its Americas-based key partners and customers to realize advanced medical technology and Informatics solutions, such as using radiation therapy treatment data and artificial intelligence to support creating better treatment plans, for example.
“We are focused on the long-term future of Hitachi’s Healthcare commitment in the Americas and are taking deliberate, strategic actions to improve the company’s overall operations while enhancing our competitive position and future growth,” said Yasuhiko Taniguchi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Healthcare Division, Hitachi America, Ltd.
“Integrating our medical imaging operations will allow us to accelerate the design and development of cost effective healthcare technology and services offerings, while continuing to provide a superior level of service, and support to our customers and partners in the Americas,” said Donald Broomfield, President and CEO, Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc. “The scale and scope of this new organization will also enable us to provide a growth platform to further advance our medical imaging solutions.”