Siemens Healthineers Launches Global Digital Ecosystem for Healthcare Providers

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<strong><strong>Siemens Healthineers</strong> Launches Global <strong>Digital Ecosystem</strong></strong> for Healthcare Providers

Today at HIMSS17, Siemens Healthineers has announced the launch of a global digital platform for healthcare providers as well as for providers of solutions and services. The aim of the platform is to foster the growth of a Digital Ecosystem linking healthcare providers and solution providers with one another as well as bringing together their data, applications and services.

Digitalization in healthcare is expected to drive the much-needed change towards widespread value-based care and dramatically reduced costs. Deep insights, i.e. into the clinical or operational performance of a healthcare facility, are essential for the digital transformation of healthcare. With its Digital Ecosystem, Siemens Healthineers plans to contribute to value-based healthcare by enabling fast, simple and seamless interaction between providers of data and knowledge.

Digitalization in healthcare is expected to drive the much-needed change towards widespread value-based care and dramatically reduced costs. Deep insights, i.e. into the clinical or operational performance of a healthcare facility, are essential for the digital transformation of healthcare. With its Digital Ecosystem, Siemens Healthineers plans to contribute to value-based healthcare by enabling fast, simple and seamless interaction between providers of data and knowledge.

Through the Digital Ecosystem Siemens Healthineers will provide its customers with aggregated data which are usable for different evaluations. For example tools for predictive analysis could enable users to discern new correlations and trends to help improve diagnoses and guide therapy choices. Global knowledge exchange is a very important instrument in medicine to improve patient care. The Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem will allow experts to link and communicate with their peers worldwide, and healthcare providers can benefit from Siemens Healthineers’ extensive expertise in nearly all clinical areas, including experience in data security in the healthcare market.

Because a Digital Ecosystem thrives if as many service providers as possible contribute to it, the Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem comes with open API’s (Application Programming Interface) to enable application developers and solution providers to efficiently create, market and offer services which are seamlessly integrated into a shared digital healthcare platform. Partner companies will be able to access one of the largest pools of in-vivo and in-vitro data, and share their solutions with healthcare providers in markets all across the world.

The Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem is based on the cloud-based network teamplay, which has been recognized for its handling of data privacy2 and is already in use at hundreds of customer sites. It brings together a number of additional platforms such as LifeNet or the Point of Care (POC) Informatics solution from Siemens Healthineers. Built on Microsoft Azure cloud platform, it currently contains several million data records, providing, for example, insight into the level of utilization of imaging devices in a clinic or the associated radiation doses. Because data security and privacy are taken very seriously, the cloud-based network offers different privacy levels to support compliance with local regulations.

Opening development of the ecosystem to companies such as application, service and solution providers, device manufacturers, platform developers or data providers, results in a shared digital platform on which Siemens Healthineers and its partners can offer applications and services for healthcare providers to support decision-making and increase productivity. Arterys, Dell EMC, SecondOpinions.com, Stroll Health, SyntheticMR, 3D Slicer, TMC, USARAD and Viewics already agreed to provide applications and technologies for the Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem, and the platform is open for additional partners. 

The platform is planned to be commercially available in the fall of 2017.

Source : http://hitconsultant.net/2017/02/21/siemens-healthineers-global-digital-ecosystem/

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