Our timeline: A decade of transforming healthcare and delivering value for our partners


In 2013, Medtronic recognized the need to transform healthcare by going beyond the device. Using its extensive healthcare industry knowledge, the company started its services and solutions arm, Integrated Health Solutions, which has worked over the last 10 years to optimize hospital efficiency to improve healthcare for patients. Take a look at how we got to where we are today. 



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Establishing Integrated Health Solution

IHS launches in 2013 as "Hospital Solutions." Not long after forming the team, it formed its first partnership with the Maastricht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands (Lean Transformation and Managed Services), and 7-year Managed Services partnerships with the University Hospital South Manchester and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in the UK. 






Expanding into Italy with NGC Acquisition 

IHS acquires NGC Medical SpA (NGC), along with 40 Italian accounts. NGC manages cardiovascular suites, operating rooms and intensive care units in Italy and adds an established hospital managed services capability to IHS' growing portfolio.










Surgical staff in the Operating Room.


Extending Managed Services to Operating Rooms (ORs)

A partnership with the Ospedale San Pellegrino (Italy) extends IHS' portfolio to include Operating Room Managed Services. 

Entering disease management and care delivery by acquiring Diabeter 

Medtronic acquires Diabeter, an innovative independent diabetes clinic and research center focused on offering tailored care for children and youth with diabetes.

Opening in more new markets

IHS expands to new markets by signing its first partnership in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) – in Turkey.

Achieving Lean Competency System Accreditation

IHS receives the Lean Competency System Accreditation as the first organization with curriculum in healthcare.  

Broadening reach in the Netherlands

IHS continues to partner with leading hospitals in the Netherlands and starts partnerships with ERASMUS Medical University Center in Rotterdam, St. Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein, and Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven.






Opening in Iberia

IHS extends once again with several partnerships across Spain.

Expanding disease management with strategic alliance with NOK

Medtronic and The Nederlandse Obesitas Kliniek ('Dutch Obesity Clinic', NOK) enter into a strategic alliance with the goal of enhancing value-based healthcare solutions for the treatment of morbid obesity.




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Continuing to grow in Nordics and Central Europe

IHS increases its client base to the Nordics by partnering with Rigshospitalet Heart’s Center in Denmark. Not long after, the team grows its Operating Room Managed Services experience by starting a 7-year partnership with Duna Medical Center in Hungary. 

Value-Based Healthcare (VBHC) Prize 

Diabeter wins the Value-Based Healthcare (VBHC) Prize 2017, an initiative by Value-Based Healthcare Center Europe, for the patient value-oriented approach Diabeter has pursued ever since its creation.






Enhancing the offer with care pathway optimization and acceleration 

IHS builds on its extensive experience and creates a solution to help providers implement, run, and sustain evidence-based and patient-centric care pathways across 20+ therapies. 




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Transforming care in Birmingham for 10 years

IHS and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (HGS) enter into a 10-year partnership for a Cardiology managed service across three locations. Activated within six weeks, this is the first cardiology partnership in the UK across multiple sites. It includes a transformational optimization program with a targeted £1m of efficiency savings to be identified and delivered over the term, and significant capital investment for a refurbishment program for equipment and patient recovery areas. 






COVID-19: Responding quickly to hospital needs

IHS develops innovative solutions to help hospitals provide optimal care during the pandemic, such as creating and implementing a low- and no-contact pre-surgical pathway for the Bariatric Department at Medical University Centre Mannheim.

Expanding to digital health by launching Get Ready® remote patient management solution

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerates the need for digital solutions to transform care pathways. IHS expands its portfolio to meet provider's most urgent needs by launching Get Ready® , a remote patient management solution.




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Accelerating the return to normal

To support hospitals post-COVID and expedite their return to normal, IHS develops Capacity Recovery Center solution to maximize capacity and resources. 






Launching Same-Day discharge solution 

IHS launches the Same-Day Discharge Solution to accelerate the shift from inpatient surgery to same-day discharge help providers clear long waitlists and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 




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Leveraging our ecosystem, our capabilites and expert teams to transform healthcare

IHS continues to use its extensive network, innovative solutions and team of industry experts to transform healthcare and help hospitals improve outcomes for more patients 








Connect with one of our experts

We are a team of experienced and highly trained experts who help providers reach their healthcare delivery goals. If you think we can help you, reach out to one of our advisors today for more information on what the Integrated Health Solutions team  can do for your hospital.