DANVERS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung, an emerging leader in medical imaging technology, announced today that its WS80A with Elite Ultrasound System and CereTom-equipped Mobile Stroke Unit were selected to be featured at the prestigious Premier, Inc. Innovation Celebration. Samsung’s WS80A Elite and CereTom were among 14 medical innovations showcased in front of thousands of healthcare providers at the conference.
Premier’s annual Innovation Celebration occurred during the company’s 2016 Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition on June 21. The event recognizes advances in healthcare while highlighting industry suppliers committed to innovation and improving patient outcomes.
“Samsung shares Premier’s commitment to providing valuable products to our alliance members that are safe, high- quality and cost-effective,” said Durral R. Gilbert, president of supply chain services, Premier. “We believe these innovations can benefit providers as they work to transform healthcare.”
Clinicians and other Premier health system members selected both the WS80A with Elite Ultrasound System and the CereTom-equipped Mobile Stroke Unit to be showcased at the Innovation Celebration because of the products’ uniqueness, ability to have an impact on unmet clinical needs, and their potential to improve patient care.
Samsung’s WS80A with Elite is a premium ultrasound system designed to meet the needs of women’s healthcare. The system delivers exceptional image clarity by leveraging Samsung's S-Vision hybrid beamformer technology and S-Vue transducers. The system provides unique advanced volumetric imaging applications such as 5D and Crystal Vue to enhance user workflow and reproducibility. The WS80A with Elite integrates Samsung's innovative technologies featuring a 23-inch high-definition LED display, tablet menu interface and the reliability of a solid-state drive.
Samsung’s CereTom is an 8-slice, portable CT scanner that delivers high-quality diagnostic imaging in a variety of settings. The CereTom is a critical component of mobile stroke units (MSUs), providing advanced imaging capabilities including CT angiography. For many stroke patients, time is critical for administering treatment that can prevent or minimize brain injury, and MSU teams can act on diagnostic tests in the field. The CereTom-equipped MSU has proven to reduce time-to-treatment for stroke patients,1 as well as hospital length of stay.2
“We are honored to be recognized by Premier for our latest breakthrough technologies,” said Phil Sullivan, President & CEO, Samsung NeuroLogica. “We believe these innovations will greatly benefit providers as they work to transform healthcare. We pride ourselves on designing and developing state-of-the-art imaging solutions that not only improve healthcare outcomes, but also enhance the patient experience and lower costs. We will continue to deliver on our promise of fast, reliable and smart diagnostic solutions for our customers in the healthcare community.”
Any supplier, regardless of whether the company is contracted with Premier, can be considered for participation in the Innovation Celebration. Premier contracts with more than 1,100 suppliers.
For more detailed information, including a video of the WS80A with Elite or the CereTom-equipped Mobile Stroke Unit, visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/premieralliance/search?query=2016+Premier+Innovation+Celebration
About Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,600 U.S. hospitals and 120,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.
About Samsung NeuroLogica
NeuroLogica, the healthcare subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., develops, manufactures and markets innovative imaging technologies and is committed to delivering fast, easy and accurate diagnostic solutions to healthcare providers. NeuroLogica, the global corporate headquarters and manufacturer of Samsung computed tomography, is also the U.S. headquarters for sales, marketing and distribution of all Samsung digital radiography and ultrasound systems. NeuroLogica’s growing portfolio of advanced medical technologies are used worldwide in leading healthcare institutions helping providers enhance patient care, improve patient satisfaction and increase workflow efficiency. Samsung is committed to being leaders in the field of healthcare imaging. For more information, please visit, www.SamsungNeuroLogica.com.
1 Hussain MS et al. Abstract 54. Presented at: International Stroke Conference 2015; Feb. 11-13, 2015; Nashville, Tennessee
2 Crit Care Clin 31 (2015) 197–224