Technology | Enterprise Imaging | February 24, 2017

Siemens Healthineers Establishes Global Digital Ecosystem to Drive Digitalization of Healthcare

Digital platform designed to join healthcare providers with technology providers to enhance exchange of data, applications and services

Siemens Healthineers, Digital Ecosystem digital platform, HIMSS17, RSNA 2017, enterprise imaging

February 24, 2017 — At the 55th Annual Meeting for the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Siemens Healthineers announced its new Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem platform. 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.

In the Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem, data from imaging, in-vitro diagnostics and medical documentation is combined and assessed. This data is generated by Siemens Healthineers customers who have agreed to participate in the ecosystem. Furthermore it will allow its users to exchange data and knowledge with other experts beyond their own institution.

Digitalization in healthcare is expected to drive the 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, the company will provide its customers with aggregated data which are usable for different evaluations. For example, predictive analysis tools 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’ expertise across 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 application programming interfaces (APIs) to enable application developers to efficiently create, market and offer services. These services are then seamlessly integrated into a shared digital healthcare platform. Partner companies will be able to access a large pool 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 Siemens’ cloud-based network teamplay. It brings together a number of additional platforms such as LifeNet or the Point of Care (POC) Informatics solution from Siemens Healthineers. Built on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, it currently contains several million data records, providing, for example, insight into utilization levels 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.

Arterys, Dell EMC, SecondOpinions.com, Stroll Health, SyntheticMR, 3D Slicer, TMC, USARAD and Viewics have already agreed to provide applications and technologies for the Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem, and the platform is open for additional partners.

At the conference in Orlando, Siemens Healthineers presented an initial prototype of its digital platform, with single-sign-on access to its partners’ applications and services. The platform is planned to be commercially available in the fall of 2017.

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

Related Content

ClearRead CT Nearing 50 Installations Milestone
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017 — Riverain Technologies announced that it is now processing data from nearly 50...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Enterprise Imaging | June 21, 2017
Konica Minolta takes a top-down approach to looking at an entire facility and removing the departmental approach....
RadNet Inc. Acquires Equity Stake in Medic Vision
News | Radiation Dose Management | June 21, 2017
June 21, 2017 — RadNet Inc. and Medic Vision Imaging Solutions Ltd.
Carestream Showing New Mobile X-ray System With Carbon Nanotube Technology at AHRA
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017 — Carestream Health will show the DRX-Revolution Nano Mobile...
Fujifilm Exhibits Suite of Enterprise Imaging Solutions at SIIM 2017
News | Enterprise Imaging | June 19, 2017
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. presented its comprehensive Synapse Enterprise Imaging portfolio at the 2017...
The Magnetom Vida with BioMatrix technology
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 16, 2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Magnetom Vida 3 Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI...
News | PET-CT | June 12, 2017
Siemens Healthineers has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Biograph Horizon Flow...
advanced visualization
News | Molecular Imaging | June 09, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared syngo.via VB20 for Molecular Imaging (MI) from Siemens Healthineers...
Toshiba Medical launches its new Celesteion PUREViSION Edition PET/CT system to help diagnose and treat oncology patients

Toshiba Medical launches its new Celesteion PUREViSION Edition PET/CT system to help diagnose and treat oncology patients.

News | PET-CT | June 09, 2017
Oncologists have access to advanced imaging technologies for excellent cancer patient care with the new Celesteion...
News | SPECT-CT | June 08, 2017
Siemens Healthineers debuts Symbia Intevo Bold at the 2017 annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine &...
Overlay Init