Siemens Healthcare and Social Media Today LLC have announced a collaborative agreement whereby Siemens will provide exclusive sponsorship of the Healthworks Collective, which is an editorially independent, moderated community for thought leaders in international health care. As part of this ongoing sponsorship, Siemens experts will contribute content and resources to inform the group’s discussions on aspects of medical technology, health care informatics, and health care reform. It also provides a forum for health care professionals to debate the latest issues and advances.

The Healthworks Collective hosts discussions about innovative medical technology and the latest health care policy ideas. Bloggers on the site examine issues such as remote diagnostics, health care reform, hospital administration, health care informatics, medical technology, education, and the future of global health.

Siemens sponsorship of the Healthworks Collective is aligned with the company’s interest to support and enable discussions about global issues affecting health care providers. One of the first Siemens executives to take an active role in Healthworks Collective discussions will be John Glaser, PhD, CEO, Health Services Business Unit, Siemens Healthcare.

Siemens does not have influence over Healthworks Collective’s independent bloggers and this community is not intended as a venue for any company to promote products or solutions.

Launched recently, Siemens Agenda 2013 program is a two-year global initiative to further strengthen the Healthcare Sector’s innovative power and competitiveness. Specific measures will be implemented in four fields of action: Innovation, Competitiveness, Regional Footprint, and People Development.

Source: Siemens Healthcare