GLOBAL HEALTHCARE ACCESS CITIZENSHIP

PARTNERING TO EXPAND GLOBAL ACCESS to quality healthcare

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Our Mission drives us to make our products available to the people who need them — whoever and wherever they are. Medtronic develops healthcare solutions to address global healthcare challenges, reaching 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 millions still lack access to essential treatment.

Together with partners around the world, we aim to improve clinical and economic outcomes by sharing our technology, services, and resources to reduce barriers to affordable care, strengthen healthcare infrastructure, and build capacity — particularly in the treatment of chronic, noncommunicable diseases. We do this through technology innovation, rethinking traditional business and payment models, and improving healthcare delivery. 

GLOBAL HEALTH ACCESS — Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) HIGHLIGHTS

In FY20, our products and services made a global impact — improving the lives of more than 72 million people around the world. We developed affordable, sustainable healthcare models based on value, outcomes, and efficiency. We worked to enhance the patient experience and improve accuracy of treatment by harnessing automation and connectivity. We tested promising innovations using rigorous clinical trials to establish safety and effectiveness.

In FY20, Medtronic:

  • Published open-source designs for our portable, compact ventilator in response to COVID-19. In the first few weeks, the design files were accessed 200,000+ times
  • Increased our focus on virtual and remote innovation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including expanding existing offers and developing new solutions to access challenges
  • Launched 52 new clinical studies and ran 275+ ongoing studies
  • Invested $2.3 billion in research and development
  • Invested $145 million in capacity building and training for 62,800+ medical professionals 
  • Trained more than 1,500 healthcare workers and screened 850,000 patients to date through Medtronic Labs

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