News | PACS Accessories | March 12, 2018

Siemens Healthineers Launches New Partners for Digital Ecosystem at HIMSS 2018

New digital offerings include solutions for image analysis, PAMA compliance assistance, laboratory performance optimization and more

Siemens Healthineers Launches New Partners for Digital Ecosystem at HIMSS 2018

March 12, 2018 — At the 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition, March 5-9 in Las Vegas, Siemens Healthineers showcased new additions and updates to its Digital Ecosystem,1 an open and secured environment for healthcare stakeholders that houses a range of digital offerings from Siemens Healthineers and other partners based on shared healthcare data. Within the Siemens Healthineers cloud, different data sources can be integrated and processed, supporting a large variety of application types. To date, almost 2,000 institutions from roughly 50 countries take part in the Digital Ecosystem, continuously feeding data into this platform to derive insights based on innovative applications and services.

At HIMSS 2018, Siemens Healthineers unveiled a number of new partners and applications:

  • Amra Medical: An international digital health company, it is the first in the world to transform images from a rapid, six-minute whole body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan into precise, 3-D-volumetric fat and muscle measurements, enabling high accuracy and precision when assessing lean tissue changes, muscle fat infiltration, and overall metabolic status;
  • Circle: Circle Cardiovascular Imaging Inc. develops cvi42, a cardiovascular post-processing software for the analysis of MRI and computed tomography (CT) images, providing rapid analysis with high accuracy;
  • Combinostics: Combinostics’ cNeuro cMRI application turns MRI brain images into objective measurements of brain structures, supporting early diagnosis in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases;
  • Cranberry Peak: Approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Appropriate Use Criteria Program, Cranberry Peak’s ezCDS application provides compliance with ease for Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA)/Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) mandates with a patent-pending artificial intelligence (AI) assistant serving as a clinical decision support (CDS) mechanism. With multilingual voice and conversational interface, ezCDS helps physicians spend more time with patients and less with computer screens, creating the user experience of the future in healthcare;
  • Precision Image Analysis (PIA): PIA is a service provider of cloud-based, advanced medical image post-processing and analysis. PIA offers an opportunity to avoid training personnel, software and hardware capital costs and employ an on-demand post-processing expert. Completed analyses are returned and auto-appended to original patient studies on the client’s picture archiving and communication system (PACS) for final diagnostic interpretation by the physician; and
  • XIFIN: XIFIN is the first partner to offer solutions for the clinical laboratory on the Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem. Their flagship cloud-based revenue cycle management (RCM) solution optimizes the laboratory’s financial performance by maximizing efficiency, improving cash collection, and delivering financially accurate and actionable business intelligence.

All digital offerings will be available through a special marketplace, the Digital Ecosystem Store. The store allows users to search for, request a quotation or trial, and download offerings as part of specific subscription models. Offerings available in the store cover cloud-based and locally installed deployments. Due to the collaborative nature of the Digital Ecosystem, customers and patients benefit from an ever-expanding range of digital health offerings.

For more information: www.usa.healthcare.siemens.com

1. The Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem is under development and not commercially available in the U.S. and other countries. If the services are not marketed in countries due to regulatory or other reasons, this service offering cannot be guaranteed.

Related Content

Sponsored Content | Videos | Mammography | January 24, 2020
Imaging Technology News Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr interviewed...
he U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final order to reclassify medical image analyzers applied to mammography breast cancer, ultrasound breast lesions, radiograph lung nodules and radiograph dental caries detection, postamendments class III devices (regulated under product code MYN), into class II (special controls), subject to premarket notification

Image courtesy of iCAD

News | Computer-Aided Detection Software | January 22, 2020
January 22, 2020 — The U.S.
Iodine-based CT contrast ready for scanning with a Canon Aquilion One 320-slice CT system at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in the Chicago suburbs.
News | Radiology Imaging | January 22, 2020
January 22, 2020 — The risk of administering modern...
Medical imaging technology company Oxipit announced partnership with Swiss medical distribution company Healthcare Konnect to bring ChestEye AI imaging suite to healthcare institutions in Nigeria
News | Artificial Intelligence | January 22, 2020
January 22, 2020 — Medical imaging technology company Oxipit ann
Hitachi Healthcare Americas announced that it will create a new dedicated research and development facility within its North American headquarters facility in Twinsburg, Ohio
News | Radiology Business | January 21, 2020
January 21, 2020 — Hitachi Healthcare Americas announced that it will create a new dedicated research and development
Sponsored Content | Videos | Enterprise Imaging | January 20, 2020
GE Healthcare's iCenter is a cloud-based management software that provides 24/7 visibility to customers' visual and o
This is a lung X-ray reviewed automatically by artificial intelligence (AI) to identify a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) in the color coded area. This AI app from Lunit is awaiting final FDA review and in planned to be integrated into several vendors' mobile digital radiography (DR) systems. Fujifilm showed this software integrated as a work-in-progress into its mobile X-ray system at RSNA 2019. GE Healthcare has its own version of this software for its mobile r=ray systems that gained FDA in 2019.   #RSNA #

This is a lung X-ray reviewed automatically by artificial intelligence (AI) to identify a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) in the color coded area. This AI app from Lunit is awaiting final FDA review and in planned to be integrated into several vendors' mobile digital radiography (DR) systems. Fujifilm showed this software integrated as a work-in-progress into its mobile X-ray system at RSNA 2019. GE Healthcare has its own version of this software for its mobile r=ray systems that gained FDA in 2019.

Feature | RSNA | January 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are images of some of the newest new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the ...
Gadolinium based contrast dye in brain MRI

Gadolinium contrast agents (GBCAs) are partly retained in the brain, raising safety concerns, as seen in this MRI.

News | Contrast Media | January 17, 2020
January 17, 2020 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the U.