Bupa Chile and Siemens Healthineers sign an agreement to bring advanced medical technology and services to Chile

20 March 2017
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  • Contract between Bupa Chile and Siemens Healthineers worth more than 8 million euros
  • Includes extensive maintenance, training and consulting services
  • Imaging systems to be supplied for Bupa Chile and their main medical units

Bupa Chile has signed a cooperation agreement with Siemens Healthineers to make advances in diagnostics in its IntegraMédica medical centres, as well as Clínica Bupa Santiago and its regional clinics. The three-year contract, which is worth 8 million euros, will see Siemens Healthineers provide advanced imaging systems and extensive services to IntegraMédica, Clínica Bupa Antofagasta, Clínica San Jose de Arica and Clínica Bupa Santiago, which will become the biggest Bupa group clinic worldwide. 

As a health group, Bupa Chile provides integrated healthcare to more than two million people in Chile and Perú. Bupa Chile is part of Bupa, a globally operating British healthcare company with 16.5 million insurance customers, 10.6 million provision customers, 33.100 aged care customers and 86.000 employees around the world. 

Siemens Healthineers will supply six 1.5 Tesla MRI scanners, three CT scanners, one angiography system, 12 ultrasound units and several X-ray systems.

Andrés Varas, CEO of Bupa Chile said: “At Bupa Chile we want to be leaders in the quality of service that we give our customers. That’s why this agreement is very important, and reaffirms our commitment of giving quality medical healthcare to more people in Chile, as this equipment will not only go to our medical centres and clinic in Santiago, but also in other regions.”

“A cooperation agreement of this type and with this volume is something out of the ordinary in Chile,” added Stefano Garbin, head of Siemens Healthineers in Chile. “We are looking forward to assisting Bupa Chile in offering its customers first-class care and simultaneously meeting its productivity goals. Together, we will meet today’s healthcare challenges and help our partner prepare for the future with a high standard of care.”

As part of the cooperation agreement, experts from Siemens Healthineers will train Bupa’s medical personnel to use the imaging systems and to reduce doses as much as possible whenever radiation is used. Siemens Healthineers has also developed customised training plans for this purpose.

Notes to editor

Bupa Chile

Javiera Plaza, Tel: +56 2 2998 2893 – javiera.plaza@bupa.cl

Bupa Chile includes IntegraMédica, Sonorad, Pilar Gazmuri Center, Clínica Reñaca, Clínica Bupa Antofagasta, Clínica San José de Arica, Clinical Service, Isapre CruzBlanca and CruzBlanca Seguros de Vida, and is currently building Clínica Bupa Santiago. It also has operations in Peru, with IntegraMédica, Anglolab and Resomasa. Currently, more than 7,000 people work at Bupa Chile. Bupa has strict protocols of quality and patient security, which applies in the daily management in all its medical areas. In Chile, Bupa Chile is the health group with the largest number of providers accredited by the Superintendency of Health and is among the 100 companies with the best corporate reputation in Chile.

Siemens Healthineers

Siemens Healthineers is the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG enabling healthcare providers worldwide to meet their current challenges and to excel in their respective environments. A leader in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers is constantly innovating its portfolio of products and services in its core areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and in laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine. Siemens Healthineers is also actively developing its digital health services and enterprise services. To help customers succeed in today’s dynamic healthcare marketplace, Siemens Healthineers is championing new business models that maximize opportunity and minimize risk for healthcare providers.

In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €13.5 billion and profit of over €2.3 billion and has about 46,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Siemens website.

About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

We have 15.5m health insurance customers, provide healthcare to over 14.5m people in our clinics and hospitals, and look after over 22,000 aged care residents.

We employ over 78,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the USA, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

Health insurance is around 70% of our business. In a number of countries, we also run clinics, dental centres, hospitals and care homes and villages.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com.

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