Siemens Healthineers is expanding its informatics capabilities for point-of-care testing with the acquisition of Conworx Technology, a Berlin-based developer of point-of-care device interfaces and data management solutions.
The addition of the Conworx suite, including UniPOC and POCcelerator, is expected to complement the Siemens Healthineers RAPIDComm data management system and will elevate the informatics offering for the point-of-care market by delivering open connectivity for over 100 different instruments from all major manufacturers.
As the trend of consolidation and industrialization in healthcare continues and regulatory requirements for point-of-care testing intensify, the need for informatics to communicate instrument and patient data at the point of care becomes increasingly important, according to a press release.
Siemens Healthineers and Conworx will deliver open connectivity offerings to enable seamless data integration from any manufacturer’s point-of-care analyzer, managed by a single informatics solution to streamline operations and access to data, and improve risk management.
“As hospitals consolidate and acquire physician offices, there is a huge need by emerging healthcare networks for seamless integration of hundreds of decentralized devices that are spread across dozens of sites,” said Peter Koerte, president of point-of-care diagnostics at Siemens Healthineers.
“It is clear to us that to satisfy our customers’ needs, we must deliver solutions that ensure superb connectivity, no matter which analyzer is being connected. We are determined to continue Conworx’s practice of working closely with every vendor to ensure that all connected analyzers are working to the best of their ability.”
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