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At the 55th annual meeting for the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Siemens Healthineers launched a digital platform for healthcare providers as well as for providers of solutions and services, aimed at covering the entire spectrum of healthcare.
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 in one of the healthcare industry's largest installed bases, i.e. the 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.
With the Digital Ecosystem Siemens Healthineers aims to set new trends in healthcare together with its customers and partners to enable healthcare providers around the world to meet their current challenges and to excel in their respective environments.
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.
“We believe that digitalization and the associated networking of healthcare providers is essential for the transformation to value-based healthcare. Big data needs to become smart data. With the Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem, we are providing our customers with much deeper insights than previously possible into the key components that create both clinical and operational value,” said Dr. Arthur Kaindl, Head of Digital Health Services at Siemens Healthineers.
“Such a major transformation can only be initiated by working together. Our partners are essential to the success of this platform, and ultimately to the success of transforming healthcare.”
Siemens Healthineers, HIMSS 2017, Healthcare, Digital Ecosystem, Germany, Europe