Researchers in Germany have identified a new blood test that may in future provide much earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative disorders. The team, from Saarland University and Siemens Healthcare, describe their test in the open access journal Genome Biology… …read more
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Virginia Dept. of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services selects Siemens Soarian
- Enterprise-wide delivery includes using Soarian® Clinicals and Financials to support complex behavioral health needs, MobileMD® HIE to help providers securely share behavioral health records, and Healthcare Intelligence to enable population health management
- Embedded workflow technology drives timely, interdisciplinary treatment plans
MALVERN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Today, Siemens Healthcare announced that the company will provide the Soarian enterprise electronic health record (EHR) to the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), Richmond, Va., a non-acute, specialty care provider. The purchase delivers Soarian functionality across 14 facilities, replacing a disparate array of healthcare IT solutions and semi-manual paper-centric processes for orders. The decision was based on Soarian’s adaptable, workflow-driven architecture; the ability for Siemens MobileMD Health Information Exchange (HIE) to help providers access mental health records, securely, among different care settings such as the hospital or their main practice locations; and by the potential to influence population health management with Healthcare Intelligence, a new solution from Siemens that collects both clinical and financial data as well as structured and unstructured data for analysis. As part of Agenda 2013, a two-year global initiative in the Siemens Healthcare Sector, the company is identifying new ways to address the unique needs of customers in a variety of settings.
“Soarian allows us to document and manage information in a way that can improve the safety and effectiveness of treatment,” said Jack Barber, MD, Chief Medical Officer. “Our providers appreciated the streamlined capabilities to not only view and document patient care but to manage a longitudinal interdisciplinary treatment plan across departments and settings.”
The Virginia DBHDS purchased a comprehensive suite of Soarian Clinicals, Soarian Financials, Healthcare Intelligence, Siemens Pharmacy and Med Administration Check™, and Siemens MobileMD HIE. Pilot implementations are planned for mid 2013 at three sites: Western State Hospital and Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents in Staunton, and Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Va. Siemens has selected Quammen Healthcare Consultants, Murfreesboro, Tenn., to lead the implementation efforts.
“Our clinical leadership and staff were closely involved throughout the entire vendor/product selection process,” said Russell Sarbora, CIO, Virginia DBHDS. “Siemens heard our need and responded in a manner that engendered confidence in both the company and its solution suite.”
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At HIMSS 2013, Siemens Demonstrates Care Coordination Across Healthcare Communities
- Soarian® enterprise EHR synchronizes workflow across care settings
- Siemens MobileMD® HIE helps providers easily and securely share data
- Business intelligence and predictive analytics now available in the Healthcare Intelligence suite
MALVERN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Siemens Healthcare is demonstrating solutions that connect healthcare communities in booth #2641 at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition, from March 3 – 7, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Siemens will depict how a growing number of healthcare organizations — both large and small — are using Soarian to connect top-of-the-line patient care with effective bottom line results. The company will spotlight how the MobileMD Health Information Exchange (HIE) is being used by providers to securely deliver clinical and administrative data across a community. Siemens will showcase a solution that addresses the challenges posed by “big data” in healthcare, which is called Healthcare Intelligence. Siemens will continue recruiting top IT talent with on-site Human Resources recruiters, and the company will also make charitable donations to returning veterans through Hope For The Warriors®, a national, nonprofit organization that supports wounded U. S. service members, their families and families of the fallen.
“Healthcare information technology continues to deliver numerous benefits to providers: helping them to better synchronize information and workflows across care settings,” said John Glaser, PhD, CEO, Health Services Business Unit, Siemens Healthcare. “At HIMSS, Siemens will showcase the progress we have made in helping providers achieve a high degree of care coordination and to prepare to meet accountable care objectives.”
Siemens is increasingly being sought out to help organizations transform care delivery by re-engineering inefficient processes, re-imagining the revenue cycle and re-thinking business intelligence. These objectives are easier when enabled by Soarian, an enterprise electronic health record with embedded workflow technology available across the entire care continuum. Soarian helps providers coordinate clinical activities, proactively identify patient risk factors and escalate potential delays and adverse events.
To connect care communities, Siemens offers the MobileMD HIE, which securely delivers clinical and administrative data across a community. This cloud based HIE serves as an …read more
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