Digital Transformation and Innovation
Digitalization is playing an increasingly important role for Fresenius - whether in our healthcare facilities or in production. It drives innovative technologies and treatment concepts and can help solve numerous challenges in the health care sector. Our goal is to further improve the quality and efficiency of treatments with innovative, safe, and user-friendly products and systems.
Healthcare facilities in focus
The requirements for healthcare facilities are developing rapidly. Dynamic changes are resulting, for example, from the introduction of digital patient records or from innovations in the field of telemedicine. On the one hand, these enable new ways of interaction between medical staff and patients; on the other, health data can be transmitted and interpreted more quickly. Inpatient and outpatient treatment can thus be better linked - a development that we are actively shaping by creating sustainable concepts for medical care.
Digitalization offers Fresenius even more opportunities: The Internet of Things (IoT), for example, enables us a more resource-efficient maintenance of our machines. With the help of complex virtual models (Building Information Modeling - BIM), we can simulate and optimize the entire life cycle of new healthcare facilities (planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance) as early as in the design phase and later during construction.
Digitalization and Innovation
The changes brought about by ongoing digitization directly affect many of our stakeholders, first and foremost our patients and our employees. To drive digitization and innovation at Fresenius, we pursue a variety of approaches - from independent research and development strategies to active innovation management. We also involve external partners such as research institutions and start-up companies.
One of our focal points: We develop innovative products that not only meet high quality requirements but are also affordable. In this way, we are responding to the growing global demand for high-quality and cost-effective products and services.
Closely linked to digitization are also our research and development activities, which are an integral part of our growth strategy. Here, our aim is to improve products and processes and develop innovative therapeutic procedures and solutions for integrated healthcare; however, we do not conduct basic research.