Siemens Healthineers seeks more population health tools

Siemens Healthineers is expanding its population health management product line with a pending acquisition of radiology vendor Medicalis for an undisclosed sum.

Medicalis sells imaging workflow software, a referral management platform to help integrated delivery systems decrease consumer leakage to another healthcare system, and radiology clinical decision support software.

“The acquisition of Medicalis will allow us to offer healthcare providers a powerful solution to define, implement, monitor and evolve their own standard of care for the diagnostic service line,” says Robert Taylor, head of digital services population health management at Siemens Healthineers.

The tools, Taylor adds, will create standardized diagnostic pathways to improve outcomes, control costs and improve the patient experience.

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The workflow software aids in ensuring the right specialist is in place with the right tools to complete a timely radiology read while also preventing gaps in care. The referral management software includes simple appointment scheduling tools to enable patients to schedule examinations in their provider network.

The clinical decision support system guides physicians through processes mandated under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 to ensure appropriateness of imaging orders as well as appropriate use criteria based on evidence-based best practices.

The law, effective in January 2018, further mandates consultation of the appropriateness of clinical decision support at the point of order for certain advanced imaging tests.

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