OAC Partners with Hitachi to Improve Health Technology Accommodating Patients with Obesity

The OAC is proud to announce our recent partnership with Hitachi to help develop imaging techniques for improved patient care that better accommodates people with obesity. We know that more often than not, health facilities, equipment and providers disservice many patients with obesity simply because they aren’t properly equipped. Unfortunately, this means that many patients don’t have access to quality healthcare services they might really need or benefit from.

Through our partnership, the OAC will help identify patient needs to assist Hitachi in building MRI machin es that will accommodate people of larger sizes. Imaging practices are a standard in routine care that can help providers detect anything from brain tumors to stroke, dementia or infection. Any patient, regardless of their weight, deserves access to helpful medical resources such as imaging technology.

“Hitachi recognizes the challenges faced by society today and believes in its mission to help solve these challenges through socially innovative technologies. Together with the OAC, we are working to design better imaging technologies that can accommodate all patients to ensure they get the healthcare they need,” said David Wilson, Director of Corporate Communications at Hitachi Healthcare Americas.

The OAC applauds Hitachi for their commitment to improving equity in patient care for people with obesity, and we are especially honored to have their support in many of our own initiatives – including sponsorship of OAC’s National Obesity Care Week awareness campaign. We look forward to helping Hitachi gain additional insight into patient needs for people with obesity and partnering in our efforts to improve healthcare not only in the U.S., but also worldwide!

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