Transforming Healthcare Through Interconnected Intelligence
Kidney disease is a global epidemic that is straining healthcare systems and diminishing the quality of life for millions of people who are coping with obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other related chronic conditions. The scope and complexity of the problem requires an unprecedented level of collaboration to attack root causes of kidney disease, galvanize diverse peer communities, and better identify innovation wherever it occurs worldwide. As a vertically integrated global healthcare company, Fresenius Medical Care is in the ideal position to harness the power of this interconnected intelligence and pioneer solutions that can have a large-scale impact on patient care. The 2019 launch of the Global Medical Office and the internal publication of the first global Clinical Quality Agenda not only encourage network-wide research and communication, but also underscore the company's fundamental commitment to transformative healthcare. Creating a future worth living, for patients, worldwide, every day. This global commitment unites the people of Fresenius Medical Care in our commitment to improving kidney care for people around the world. With a global patient care footprint covering more than 150 countries, 986 languages, nearly every time zone, and myriad regulatory frameworks and geopolitical environments, Fresenius Medical Care is a unique collection of nearly 113,000 accountable people waking up every day to study, engineer, build, and serve people with chronic illnesses. The ability to harness the collective and diverse ingenuity across this formidable network is one of the distinguishing characteristics of our vertically integrated care ecosystem. Our global purview and local sensitivity are key to our ability to drive medical outcomes across regions that make the greatest impact. At the heart of this thoughtful, carefully planned progress is the concept of interconnected intelligence. Interconnected intelligence is more than merely being "connected," which implies narrow, confined linkages, commonalities, and understandings within a limited group or community. In contrast, interconnectedness connotes something much broader: relationships not only within specific groups and communities, but also between diverse groups and communities. Interconnectedness enables a more fulsome vision that results in exponentially greater capacity for understanding, innovation, and progress—and the recognition that we are, indeed, stronger together, and that the free flow of information and ideas remains the greatest organizational catalyst to improving healthcare systems.
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