News | February 21, 2017

Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem


A world’s worth of insight for a world of better outcomes.

With the Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem we are driving value in healthcare by enabling fast, easy and seamless interaction on data and knowledge. To do this, we are building a platform together with a broad range of partners and solution providers so that innovative services and applications reach healthcare providers faster. We believe that by interconnecting data and digital innovation, we can create an ecosystem of value for healthcare that will continue to grow beyond expectation.

Does digitalization already help you to bring better care to your patients?

  • Are your peers just a click away, no matter where they are in the world?
  • Can you monitor your clinical and operational performance in real time?
  • Do you have immediate access to all relevant data?
  • Are you gaining actionable insights from all that data?

The benefits for Healthcare providers:
With the Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem we are providing our customers with much deeper insights than they have previously had into the key components that create value for them, both clinical and operational.

Thus we want to empower healthcare providers to transform towards value based care.

The benefits for partners:
To create, market and offer services efficiently which are seamlessly integrated into a shared digital healthcare platform. To access one of the largest pools with in-vivo and in-vitro data as well as to approach healthcare providers in markets all across the world. To benefit from a performant infrastructure that supports our partner’s business.

Why Siemens Healthineers:

  • Extensive expertise in nearly all clinical areas
  • Comprehensive experience in terms of data security in various healthcare markets
  • Access to one of the largest pools with in-vivo and in-vitro data
  • Customers in markets all across the world

Technical concept
A digital ecosystem thrives if as many service providers as possible contribute to it. Therefore the Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem comes with open APIs (Application Programming Interface) to enable application developers and solution providers to create, market and offer services efficiently which are seamlessly integrated into a shared digital healthcare platform.

In terms of technology the Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem is based on the cloud-based network teamplay, that has been awarded for its handling of data privacy and which is already used 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. In a secure cloud solution from Microsoft it currently contains several million data records, providing for example an insight into the level of utilization of imaging devices in a clinic or the associated radiation doses.

Opening this up 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, for example to support decision-making or increase productivity.

The platform is planned to be commercially available in the fall of 2017.

Our initial partners
Arterys, a clinical imaging analytics cloud solution, offers Cardiac 4D flow visualization and quantification. Arterys 4D flow leverages cloud computing and advanced analytics to visualize the most comprehensive cardiac MRI exam and precisely quantify cardiac flow like never before. This clinical product supports data-driven patient care by simplifying the post-processing and enabling quick and consistent quantification, while protecting patient privacy. For more information, visit

3D Slicer is an open source software platform for medical image computing, 3D visualization, and image-guided therapy research. Built over two decades through support from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, the National Institutes of Health and a worldwide developer community, Slicer brings free, powerful cross-platform processing tools to physicians, researchers, and the general public.
3D Slicer is not for clinical use. It's designed for research and it not an FDA cleared medical product.

Global benchmarking analytics in the Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem will be powered by the innovative Dell EMC World Wide Herd technologies, enabling the “Internet of Diagnostic Things” for several healthcare modalities. Dell EMC’s collaboration with Siemens delivers the ability to analyze data at the edge, while traversing geographic boundaries to facilitate data analysis across multi-cloud environments without violating privacy and other governance, risk and compliance constraints. is a global medical consultation and second opinions telemedicine leader providing corporate customers, physicians and consumers with expert opinions from top US-based board certified medical specialists and sub-specialists., which currently conducts business in more than 80 countries also contracts with insurance companies, corporations, and medical centers of excellence. Thanks to a proprietary cloud technology, it is possible for anyone to receive either a written, phone of video second opinion consultation in the privacy of home or office very quickly, typically within 24 hours and often as fast as just few hours.

Stroll Health enhances healthcare value by providing an integrated referral management application. Stroll Health enables systems and providers to improve patient outcomes by making flexible, timely, and lower cost imaging referrals. Providing an application for real-time scheduling helps you to increase and balance utilization while providing greater patient access and to remove friction and decrease no shows.

TMC is the leading European provider of teleradiology- and telepathology services, substantial team of radiologists, accredited and independently audited with rigorous quality control. The service gives the ability to collaborate on-demand with highly experienced sub-specialized radiologists to get an expert opinion on the case.

Using SyMRI, clinicians can capture multiple image contrasts in a single scan, providing an efficient workflow and the possibility of examining more patients per day. With synthetic MRI, the contrast can be adjusted after the scan, creating additional images without re-calling the patient. Automatic segmentation of brain tissue provides objective decision support based on quantitative data.

REMyDI, now a part of SyMRI, provides automatic measurement of myelin volume. Easy quantification of myelin allows clinicians to follow myelination in the developing brain and monitor myelin degeneration in patients with demyelinating and neurodegenerative disorders.

USARAD is a premier American radiology service provider offering interpretations of a full range of sub-specialty and general radiology studies to individual consumers, private and government hospitals as well as outpatient imaging facilities. Written interpretations as well as phone consultations are performed by US-based Board Certified radiologists who are fellowship-trained and possess additional certifications, including CAQs and subspecialty board diplomas. With an existing advanced technology network connecting medical facilities to board-certified radiologists and support staff, USARAD currently provides teleradiology services to 100s of facilities in most US states as well as more than 15 countries.

Viewics’ collaboration with Siemens delivers the underlying data plumbing that allows teamplay customers to connect to multiple disparate datasources including Laboratory, EMR, Financial, and CRM data.

Viewics provides a comprehensive suite of analytics on top of this cleansed & aggregated data to help clients with their Workflow Management, Utilization Management, Outreach, Blood Management, and Population Health initiatives.

Source: Siemens Healthineers