Because a digital ecosystem thrives if as many service providers as possible contribute to it, the Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem comes with open API's (Application Programming Interface) to enable application developers and solution providers to efficiently create, market and offer services which are seamlessly integrated into a shared digital healthcare platform. Partner companies will be able to access one of the largest pools of in-vivo and in-vitro data, and share their solutions with healthcare providers in markets all across the world."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." commented 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." The Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem is based on the cloud-based network teamplay 1, which has been recognized for its handling of data privacy 2 and is already in use at hundreds of customer sites. It brings together a number of additional platforms such as LifeNet or the Point of Care (POC) Informatics solution from Siemens Healthineers. Built on Microsoft Azure cloud platform, it currently contains several million data records, providing, for example, insight into the level of utilization 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 2. Opening development of the ecosystem to companies such as application, service and solution providers, device manufacturers, platform developers or data providers, results in a shared digital platform on which Siemens Healthineers and its partners can offer applications and services for healthcare providers to support decision-making and increase productivity. Arterys, Dell EMC, SecondOpinions.com, Stroll Health, SyntheticMR, 3D Slicer, TMC, USARAD and Viewics 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 will present 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.
Information about the solutions from Arterys, Dell EMC, SecondOpinions.com, Stroll Health, SyntheticMR, 3D Slicer, TMC, USARAD and Viewics on the Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem is available at https://usa.healthcare.siemens.com/infrastructure-it/healthineers-digital-ecosystem/digital-ecosystem1 teamplay is not yet commercially available in some countries. No undertakings can be given as to its future availability due to the special legal provisions pertaining to medical devices. More detailed information can be obtained from the relevant local Siemens organization. 2 teamplay - CORE applications: teamplay Dose, teamplay Usage and teamplay Protocols - has been awarded with the European Privacy Seal and the German "Seal of Privacy for IT products" of the Independent Centre for Privacy Protection in Schleswig-Holstein (ULD). This press release is available at www.siemens.com/press/PR201702180HCEN Siemens Healthineers is the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG enabling healthcare providers worldwide to meet their current challenges and to excel in their respective environments. A leader in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers is constantly innovating its portfolio of products and services in its core areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and in laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine. Siemens Healthineers is also actively developing its digital health services and enterprise services. To help customers succeed in today's dynamic healthcare marketplace, Siemens Healthineers is championing new business models that maximize opportunity and minimize risk for healthcare providers. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €13.5 billion and profit of over €2.3 billion and has about 46,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available at www.siemens.com/healthineers