Dräger, an international medical and safety technology leader, announced that Frost & Sullivan has selected the company for its 2022 Global New Product Innovation Leadership Award in neonatal and respiratory care categories.
Dräger was the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s Global Technology Innovation Leadership Award for mechanical ventilation in 2014, 2017, and 2020, which are consecutive evaluation periods in this specific category. It remains unmatched in achieving this level of recognition as a single company during this time period.
Frost & Sullivan’s award criteria evaluate companies on their devices and the overall value they deliver to healthcare. Reflective of this year’s award, Dräger’s approach goes beyond its extensive expertise and best-in-class capabilities, with customer value as a strategic imperative.
“Healthcare executives are looking for value beyond devices to support care delivery in the NICU and critical care environments,” said President and CEO for Draeger, Inc., Lothar Thielen. “This award validates our approach of combining best-in-class products, cost-effective accessories, and service solutions that deliver unmatched value for our hospital customers.”
Setting new standards for neonatal care
Frost & Sullivan applauded Dräger’s focus on improving outcomes for a baby’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) stay, highlighting the NICU by Dräger concept, which is designed to achieve this goal. Through this single, comprehensive solution, Dräger supports clinicians in delivering flexible, family-oriented, and patient-centric care, providing best-in-class neonatal ventilation and lung protection solutions, thermoregulation, jaundice phototherapy devices, and neonatal care accessories, along with expert NICU design and workflow consultancy.
“Dräger’s new and purpose-built solution suite for neonatal care sets it apart from its competitors, with superior design, reliability, and quality as its central pillars,” the award text reads.
Leading with a customer-centric, continuous, proactive approach
In its research, Frost & Sullivan noted a key differentiator for the company; its commitment to supporting customers’ paths toward clinical needs, “Unlike competitors, Dräger builds its products by collaborating closely with a range of stakeholders and partners to evolve alongside market needs and trends. It works with leading physicians leveraging its advisory board, product managers, and research and development team to interact with key opinion leaders around the globe to understand the actual customer and market demands.”
Supporting clinical education and innovation
The award also honors Dräger’s commitment to continuing education. Dräger’s “A Breath Ahead” portal provides clinicians access to live and online continuing respiratory care education (CRCE) courses. Through its INSIGHTS program, Dräger shares ideas and innovations that can help hospitals achieve their goals by improving clinical outcomes, managing the cost of care, ensuring staff satisfaction, and enhancing the patient experience.
“Dräger maximizes patient outcomes by improving safety, increasing the education level for clinicians, streamlining supply chain issues, and creating cost-effective and reliable biomedical solutions,” said Bhaskar Vittal, industry principal for Frost & Sullivan. “Everything that makes a healthier hospital in terms of patients’ safety, costs and outcomes for customers are the reasons driving Dräger’s successful momentum and continuous development over decades.”