GLOBAL HEALTHCARE ACCESS CITIZENSHIP
Medtronic develops healthcare solutions to reach people around the globe in ways that reflect market needs and priorities. Focusing on efficient, integrated care, we collaborate with others in healthcare to address the whole patient journey — from awareness, prevention, and diagnosis, to treatment, therapy optimization, and long-term management. But we know that millions still lack access to essential treatment.
Together with partners around the world, we focus on improving healthcare solutions by using our expertise and resources to reduce barriers to care, strengthen healthcare infrastructure, and build capacity — particularly in the treatment of chronic, noncommunicable diseases. We do this by innovating meaningful technology, rethinking traditional business models, and improving healthcare delivery.
Technology is at the heart of everything we do. This year, our products and services improved the lives of more than 71 million people around the world. We worked to enhance patient experience and improve accuracy of treatment by embracing emerging solutions such as intelligent wearable and implanted devices, 3D printing, and augmented reality applications. We tested promising innovations using rigorous clinical trials to establish safety and effectiveness. In FY18 Medtronic:
To have large-scale impact, our products and therapies must be both effective and affordable. We worked to improve affordability while advocating for adoption of value-based healthcare models. To improve affordability and maximize value in FY18, we:
One way to improve global access to healthcare is to reimagine how we deliver care. Our efforts to improve care delivery included:
Collaboration provides timely, advanced care to critically ill patients in Tijuana.
The facility will focus on expanding expertise, providing innovative training, and improving the local healthcare industry in rural parts of the country.
More clinics and hospitals are using telemedicine to connect patients to care when every second counts.
Providers return to patient-centered care as Medtronic takes over cath lab management in small communities outside Santiago.