Canon Medical announces strategic changes to reinforce global HIT division
Otawara, Tochigi Prefecture Japan – July 20, 2021 – Canon Medical Systems Corporation has today announced a major operational plan to strengthen its healthcare information technology (HIT) division.
The HIT division will broaden its capabilities and leverage Canon Medical’s global infrastructure to accelerate the delivery of a full range of Enterprise, AI, and Collaborative imaging solutions. As part of the development, Vital Images, Inc. will adopt the Canon Medical brand to support a more unified business approach.
The entire reform, which is expected to take time to complete, will further solidify the company’s goal of strengthening HIT as a key growth pillar – enabling customers to access the full range of solutions they can use to help improve patient outcomes and decrease turnaround time in a value-based healthcare system.
“This development represents a bold new future for our company, our partners and our customers,” says Toshio Takiguchi, CEO and President of Canon Medical. “Enhancing our HIT solution and service provision is the natural next step in a world that demands accurate and immediate results across the entire hospital enterprise.”
Jim Litterer, President and CEO of Vital Images, Inc. says of the reform: “Canon Medical has a well-established reputation for delivering leading solutions that support the end-to-end needs of the evolving healthcare systems. I am confident that customers around the globe can look forward to enhanced service delivery, uncompromised quality, and an innovative approach to healthcare – which is why I am excited to strengthen the HIT division under the entity name Canon Medical Informatics, Inc., leveraging the global reach of Canon Medical”. The formal name change will be completed effective Oct. 1, 2021.
About Canon Medical Systems Corporation
Canon Medical offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Vascular and MR, as well as a full suite of Healthcare IT solutions, across the globe. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide. Our goal is to deliver optimum health opportunities for patients through uncompromised performance, comfort and safety features.
At Canon Medical, we work hand in hand with our partners – our medical, academic and research community. We build relationships based on transparency, trust and respect. Together as one, we strive to create industry-leading solutions that deliver an enriched quality of life. For more information, visit the Canon Medical website: https://global.medical.canon.