AFVAC: Association Française des Vétérinaires pour Animaux de Compagnie

Althea France sera présente au congrès de l’AFVAC édition 2019 du 28 au 30 Novembre 2019 à Lyon.

Althea France s’intéresse aussi aux animaux et propose des solutions en imagerie aux vétérinaires. Scanner, IRM, radiologie, imagerie interventionnelle ou conventionnelle, venez rencontrer nos équipes au stand A19. En partenariat avec Seemed, nous vous accueillerons avec plaisir sur notre stand et des cadeaux vous seront mêmes offerts.

A très vite sur le stand A19.

Pioneering consumable management service enhances patient safety and traceability

A pioneering consumable management service has been introduced by Althea at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton as an integral part of their Radiology managed service.

Althea has enabled the Trust to track all Radiology products from the moment they are sourced until they are assigned to a patient.  This pioneering service enables the delivery of better patient care, improved clinical productivity and supply chain efficiency; whilst future-proofing the Trust against the Department of Health and Social Care’s Scan4Safety criteria.

Althea’s service includes a bespoke inventory management system and an on-site stock controller who ensures the clinical team can maintain their focus on patient care.

Once products arrive from the centralised Receipt & Distribution area Althea’s stock controller adds them to the inventory management system via a handheld scanner.  The stock controller then decants the right products into the right areas of the Radiology department ensuring there is the appropriate quantity and size of products available for each procedure.  Thereafter the stock controller ensures stock obsolescence is eliminated.

At point-of-care the clinical team then utilise a handheld scanner to assign the product to the patient – including lot and serial numbers.  This allows for lifetime traceability as well as facilitating procedure-level costings for the hospital’s management team.

Once consumed the product is removed from the inventory and an automated replenishment order is raised, with all procurement and finance activities performed by Althea’s back office team – providing the Trust with further efficiency savings.

Dr Katharine Lewis, Clinical Lead for Interventional Radiology, said: “This system can track an exact product to a particular patient, which enhances patient safety.

“We also benefit from the system updating our stock volumes in real-time, enabling us to maintain efficient stock levels to meet clinical demands and we feel it has improved our efficiency and service overall.”

Althea’s consumable management service delivers a reliable, efficient, and patient-focussed service to eight clinical departments at seven NHS hospitals.  The outsourced managed service is fully aligned with NHS England’s recently announced changes to the specialised High-Cost Tariff-Excluded Devices programme and the move to a Visible Cost Model, and is saving hospitals up to 30% on their clinical consumable and device expenditure on a vendor-neutral basis.

Althea is one of the largest independent buyers of Radiology, Cardiology, and Endoscopy clinical consumables and devices in the UK and has achieved economies of scale that lead to real procurement savings and cost avoidance for NHS customers.

David Rolfe, UK&I Chief Executive Officer at Althea said “A lot of hospitals have inventory systems in place, however what they cannot do is track every product against a patient and be able to deliver traceability. This innovative service is extremely advanced, and we are delighted that it has made such an impact to the Trust.”

Althea has a catalogue of over 3,500 clinical consumables and devices sourced from over 100 suppliers in line with its ethos of vendor-independence and clinical choice.  Althea dovetails clinical flexibility with operational efficiencies without compromising research and innovation.


JFR: Journées Francophones de Radiologie

Althea France sera présente aux JFR 2019 au Palais des Congrès de Paris du 11 au 14 Octobre 2019.

Venez rencontrer nos équipes imagerie autour d’un apéritif, découvrir nos prestations, nos techniciens, nos offres et compétences. De nombreux cadeaux vous attendent !

A très vite au stand 1N05, Niveau 1, Hall Neuilly !


AFIB: 24èmes journées d’ingénierie biomédicale

Althea France sera présente aux 24èmes journées d’ingénierie biomédicale de l’AFIB à Reims les 2,3 et 4 Octobre 2019.

Au programme: Rencontres avec nos équipes biomédicales, instrumentation, endoscopie et imagerie autour d’un apéritif convivial. Découverte de nos ateliers en vidéo et en réalité virtuelle, venez tester la réalité augmentée ! Et même des cadeaux seront au rendez-vous.

Nous vous attendons tous nombreux au stand 70 !


Althea France sera présente au 3ème congrès de la SF2S à Marseille, du 23 au 25 Septembre 2019.

Althea France sera présente au 3ème congrès de stérilisation de la SF2S (Société Française des Sciences de la Stérilisation) à Marseille du 23 au 25 Septembre 2019.
Venez retrouver nos équipes instrumentation au stand 41 autour d’un petit-déjeuner, collation, découvrir nos produits et prestations et même repartir avec des cadeaux !
A très vite sur le stand 41 à la SF2S 2019.

ALTHEA France à l’AFPPE Bordeaux

33èmes rencontres des cadres de radiologie du grand sud

Althea France sera présente aux 33èmes rencontres des cadres de radiologie du grand sud AFPPE à Bordeaux les 19 et 20 Septembre prochains.

Nos équipes imagerie y seront présentes et vous attendent nombreux pour vous présenter nos prestations et répondre à vos questions. De nombreux cadeaux seront aussi de la partie !

A très vite

Althea at Röntgenveckan 2019

Althea will participate in Röntgenveckan 2019, held from the 17th to the 20th of September in Jönköping.

Röntgenveckan is the largest and most important conference of the Swedish radiology industry and, as the name suggests, focus is on diagnostic imaging. Röntgenveckan literally means ‘Radiology week’. This year theme is ‘Guldkorn’, Gold Grains, aiming on planting the seeds of new practical ideas to bring back home.

Loyal to the conference leitmotif, our experts will be at stand #403 ready to help you find out more about how we can help you maintain and manage your diagnostic imaging and radiology equipment in optimal condition, enhancing patient experience and providing a frictionless workflow for all the healthcare professionals.

Book a meeting now, write to

Looking forward to meeting you all in Jönköping!

Althea supports Glenfield Hospital to be one of first UK centres to offer WATCHMAN FLX™

Althea are delighted to supply Glenfield Hospital with the latest implantable device through their Consumable Management Service (CMS). Glenfield Hospital is one of the first centres to implant Boston Scientific’s next-generation WATCHMAN FLX™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) device following its CE-mark earlier this year.

Working closely with Boston Scientific, Althea were able to facilitate the ground-breaking procedure which took place at Glenfield Hospital, part of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (Leicester’s Hospitals). Althea supply the device, which reduces the risk of stroke in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, directly from Boston Scientific and track the procedural outcome via their bespoke inventory system.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects more than 1 million people in the UK. According to clinical data, more than 90% of stroke-causing blood clots from the heart are formed in the left atrial appendage in non-valvular AF patients. WATCHMAN FLX is a permanent implant which closes the left atrial appendage in the heart to mitigate the stroke risk.

The WATCHMAN FLX implant doesn’t require open-heart surgery and is typically performed under general anaesthetic. During this key-hole procedure, the physician makes a small incision in the upper leg and inserts a flexible tube (catheter) into a vein and guides the WATCHMAN FLX device into the heart. Over time, heart tissue will grow over the implant.

Olivier Lonbois, EMEA VP and GM for Cardiology and Structural Heart, Boston Scientific EMEA said: “The WATCHMAN device has been implanted in more than 90,000 patients worldwide and we are pleased that this next-generation technology has been granted European regulatory approval so that we can offer it to patients and clinicians throughout Europe.”

Althea is the world’s largest vendor-independent managed service and maintenance provider for the acute healthcare sector and delivers a Managed Equipment Service (MES) to many UK and Ireland hospitals, which improves their technology whilst managing the day-to-day concerns of running a department. This includes maintenance and breakdowns and on-going equipment replacements throughout the term of the contract. As an integrated part of the longstanding managed service at Leicester’s Hospitals, Althea also provides a CMS and now manages all the clinical consumables and devices for nine interventional catheter laboratories across Leicester’s Hospitals and the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre.

As demonstrated here, Althea’s CMS ensures the highest quality clinical consumables and devices are provided to the Trust’s Interventional Radiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Electrophysiology suites in the right quantities at the right time. This enables Leicester’s Hospitals clinical teams to deliver compliant, sustainable, and patient centric services.

Being entirely vendor-independent ensures Althea is not tied to any one manufacturer and can offer hospitals the most clinically effective and cost efficient service for their clinical needs.


Lifesaving chest compression and defibrillators introduced at Trust

Managed service and maintenance provider Althea are working alongside North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust to commission and install 55 new defibrillators and the LUCAS device across their MES (managed equipment service) managed sites.

Althea managed the multidisciplinary selection process resulting in the decision to choose Stryker, purchasing new LUCAS® Chest Compression System alongside a new fleet of defibrillators.

On completion of full OEM technical and user training the devices were installed in July to ensure the best patient care and safety across all of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust sites.

The LUCAS Chest Compression System by Stryker provides cardiac arrest high quality chest compressions that are guideline-consistent and for extended periods of time.

The LIFEPAK® 20e Defibrillator/Monitor combines AED functionality with manual capability to quickly and easily deliver advanced therapeutic care. The devices also support the following functions; capnography, pacing, ECG and SP02.

LIFEPAK® 15 Monitor/Defibrillator is designed to be used in hospital areas requiring the most advanced monitoring parameters including; 12 lead ECG, CPR metronome, NIBP and invasive pressures, temperature, SP02 and customisable power options all housed within a tough casing for all conditions and transport.

LIFEPAK® 1000 is an easy to use AED, it has a large screen to provide the intuitive graphics and ECG readings. The device has cprMax™ technology installed which allows compressions to continue during AED charging and minimises CPR interruptions.

The new devices will be connected to the LIFENETsystem which delivers clinical information to care teams, management and engineers to increase efficiency, improve patient care and treatment. The software delivers both immediate care intervention and post event reviews, while helping manage the assets throughout the Trust sites.

David Rolfe, UK&I Chief Executive Officer at Althea, said “We are delighted to be supporting the Trust through the purchase of this important new equipment, with Althea offering technical know-how and support as well decommissioning the old equipment.”


Siglato nuovo contratto di Partenariato Pubblico Privato da oltre 56 milioni di euro per fornitura e gestione integrata di apparecchiature ospedaliere per l’ASL di Torino 3

Roma, 8 aprile 2019. Althea Italia ha firmato un nuovo contratto nell’ambito della convenzione di Partenariato Pubblico Privato con l’ASL Torino 3 per la dotazione, la gestione e la manutenzione di nuove apparecchiature ospedaliere. L’accordo, che avrà durata decennale ed un valore complessivo di oltre 56 milioni di euro, è stato siglato attraverso Beta Project, società controllata da Althea Italia.

I servizi, che interesseranno i P.O. di Pinerolo, Rivoli, Venaria e Susa, sono stati inaugurati oggi ed entreranno in funzione rispettando il programma previsto.

L’operazione, che non ha richiesto alcun investimento da parte dell’ASL, rappresenta un modello unico in Italia, grazie all’esperienza di Althea che garantisce l’eccellenza nel settore della sanità del nostro Paese.

L’alta qualità dei servizi offerti è garantita dalle apparecchiature di ultima generazione fornite da Althea e da una gestione sempre più integrata messa a disposizione per le strutture ospedaliere.

““Il gruppo Althea crede fortemente nel Partenariato Pubblico-Privato in ambito sanitario. Siamo convinti che questa formula possa contribuire a rispondere in maniera efficace sia alla crescente domanda dei cittadini di disporre di un servizio sanitario di qualità sia all’esigenza pubblica di gestire al meglio l’erogazione delle prestazioni trasferendo l’onere degli investimenti dalle strutture sanitarie agli operatori privati. Siamo certi che le nostre competenze nella gestione delle tecnologie siano utili per permettere agli operatori pubblici di focalizzarsi sui processi clinici e offrire prestazioni sempre più performanti”, commenta Alessandro Dogliani, Presidente e Amministratore Delegato di Althea Group.

Althea Italia è il principale operatore italiano nella gestione integrata delle tecnologie biomediche, parte integrante di Althea Group, leader pan-europeo nella gestione integrata dei servizi di ingegneria clinica.
Con 3 sedi in Italia, 1 Centro di Eccellenza orientato al training & testing sulle apparecchiature ad alto contenuto tecnologico e 3 Workshops altamente specializzati nelle riparazioni su attrezzature endoscopiche, ecografiche e radiologiche, Althea Italia, con i suoi 1.600 addetti, assicura la corretta gestione e il miglioramento continuo delle performance di tutte le tecnologie ospedaliere in oltre 300 Strutture Sanitarie all’interno del territorio italiano. Il Gruppo Althea, guidato dall’Amministratore Delegato Alessandro Dogliani, è presente in 17 Paesi con un fatturato di oltre 450M€. Con 3.000 dipendenti, il Gruppo gestisce più di 1.400.000 apparecchiature medicali in 2.700 strutture sanitarie sia pubbliche che private.

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