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24 June, 2015

Schneider Electric's Comprehensive Healthcare Infrastructure Offerings Designed to Boost Patient Safety, Reduce OPEX

Global energy experts from Schneider Electric attended the event to share their insights on

Company Leaders Discuss Combatting Critical Infrastructure Challenges at Building Healthcare Exhibition and Conferences 2015

Digitization Brings Financial Value, Enhances Patient Safety and Intra-Hospital Communication


Dubai-UAE: 24 June, 2015

Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management, showcased its end-to-end solutions for the burgeoning Middle East healthcare industry at the Building Healthcare Exhibition and Conferences held from 8-10 June at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Global energy experts from Schneider Electric attended the event to share their insights on the importance of this segment for national development and smart urbanization - from highlighting the role of smart panels in monitoring patient needs and regulating temperature, access and security to sharing insights on smart power solutions to giving the audience a glimpse into building financially and environmentally-sound critical infrastructures.

Discussing the regional market, Waseem Taqqali, Vice President - Buildings Business Unit, Schneider Electric, said: "Healthcare infrastructure spending is high on the GCC governments' agenda today. In addition, the region's commitment to smart connectivity has further triggered a fundamental shift in healthcare operations. As such, Schneider Electric's bundle offering of mechanical, electrical and IT support for building infrastructures is definitely a contributing factor to the region's development."

Hans Luppens, Business Development Manager- Industrial Solutions, ITB, Schneider Electric, said: "In our move to provide holistic solutions for healthcare, Schneider Electric communicated with the CEOs and owners of healthcare facilities to understand pain points for both staff and patients. Using this feedback, we integrated our offerings into easy-to-use platforms which, in the long run, enable safety, environmental and financial benefits to all stakeholders. Over time, institutions typically enjoy return on investments (ROI) along with a sustainable infrastructure."

Reaffirming the company's dedication to health and safety, Ziad Youssef, IT Business Vice President, Schneider Electric,said: "As healthcare moves to the cloud - we need to make doubly sure the IT systems in place are reliable - right from patient e-records to surgery monitoring equipment. Schneider Electric helps create this controllable environment with real time monitoring and data analytics, reinforcing hospital personnel efficiency and sanitary standards to provide the best patient safety possible."

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Studies show that energy use in healthcare has increased 36% since 1995 due to the high uptake of datacentre technology and increasing number of patients. Schneider Electric combines capabilities in energy and automation and introduces this segment to the era of smart infrastructure and digitization. With innovations such as UPS, cooling mechanisms, DCIM, access, temperature and security control, water and gas metering and BMS with presence detection systems, the company adheres to local green regulations to create a safer, cleaner and more dependable ecosystem for patients and doctors.

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About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management and automation with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Non-residential & Residential Buildings, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Utilities & Infrastructure and Data Centers & Networks. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 170,000 employees achieved revenues of 25 billion euros in 2014, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

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For further information, please contact:
Tushar Choudhury
Schneider Electric
Tel: +971 4 7099 609
Email: tushar.choudhury@schneider-electric.com

Sakina Tazun
Schneider Electric
Tel: +971 4 709 91 00 ext. 1624 
Email: Sakina.Tazun@schneider-electric.com

Aparna Narayanan
APCO Worldwide
(T) +971 4 375 2052
Email: anarayanan@apcoworldwide.com

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