January 19, 2017 — Hitachi Ltd. announced the formation of a new Americas business group focused on consolidating its various medical imaging offerings while expanding its focus on healthcare innovation and informatics. The company 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 Corp.
The newly formed company will function as the regional headquarters, providing sales and maintenances services while driving an enhanced customer-focused strategy for growing the company's current medical modality segments. The company will also drive the expansion of its healthcare innovation and strengthen its informatics-related medical businesses in the Americas.
Hitachi also announced its intention to integrate its Innovation and Informatics Division, which currently belongs to Hitachi America Ltd. into the new Hitachi Healthcare America Corp. 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.
With this intergration, Hitachi will accelerate its focus on precision medicine and value-based solutions through its collaborative creation process with customers and partners in the Americas region.
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