October 23, 2008 – Siemens Medical Solutions has created LifeNet 2.0 at usa.siemens.com/lifenet – a secure, online Web portal to help customers oversee and manage the productivity of their Siemens imaging equipment.
Providing a direct online connection between Siemens and its customers, this enhanced portal allows customers instant access to real-time service information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Using best practices in Web design and information sharing, LifeNet 2.0 allows users to view crucial information directly from the home page, but also provides access to tools for in-depth analysis. Customers can review a list of open service requests and see the details and latest updates for those requests. Or, by browsing through the equipment page, users can review a list of their equipment, service status, service agreements and planned maintenance events.
The LifeNet 2.0 reports page includes a variety of service management reports, including asset management, service activity, equipment maintenance and compliance; as well as equipment performance reports regarding uptime, utilization management, and The Guardian Program (remote monitoring) events. Customers can program LifeNet 2.0 to automatically deliver those reports to a designated e-mail address every week, month and quarter.
Another feature of LifeNet 2.0 is that it accommodates different user preferences within each facility. The user can select the systems they are responsible for, then track and query only information pertaining to those systems. The “my equipment” feature allows users to save only the systems they are interested in on “my equipment list.” Each user is also able to specify the dashboards that are displayed from choices such as “equipment status,” “uptime,” “planned maintenance calendar,” and “contract expirations.” They can also set performance thresholds for these dashboards, identify favorite reports and indicate the systems that should be displayed on the home page.