Siemens to Demonstrate Proven Outcomes, Innovative Solutions at HIMSS 2004

February 22, 2004

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Medical Solutions will be demonstrating Proven Outcomes across the continuum of care, via proven and new generation solutions that help enable a better patient experience, at the Healthcare

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Medical Solutions will be demonstrating Proven Outcomes across the continuum of care, via proven and new generation solutions that help enable a better patient experience, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2004 Annual Conference and Exhibition, to be held Feb. 22-26 in Orlando, Fla.

From the community setting to the executive suite, visitors to the Siemens booth (#5036) will be able to view ten venues of care and health system operations. These demonstrations will underscore Siemens' proven ability to help healthcare organizations create an environment in which integrated information travels seamlessly and securely across departments and work environments. Among the highlights:

 

-- With its unique workflow technology, Soarian(R) will take center stage in the Siemens booth, giving attendees a first-hand look at how this new generation health information solution enables organizations to monitor and measure people and processes like never before, while freeing clinicians to focus on direct care activities. -- Expanding its Soarian portfolio, Siemens new Soarian Health Information Management (HIM) offering - which debuts at HIMSS - provides instant access to patient medical records, streamlines chart- completion workflow to enable more timely and informed care, and helps to improve enterprise revenue streams. -- Siemens and Drager Medical will demonstrate their first point-of-care IT offering, INVISION(R) ChartAssist(R), as a result of their co- development efforts. Designed to integrate clinical results, reports and critical care information, INVISION ChartAssist automatically collects data from bedside devices, creating an electronic patient flowsheet and integrating it into the electronic health record. -- Siemens will also debut both its HiPath(TM) SIcurity Clinic Card, for easy-to-use yet highly secure hospital-wide access to buildings and IT systems, and its HiPath DirX(TM) Compact Healthcare solution, which helps simplify security management with centralized, role-based user and password administration. By making security compliance easier and quicker for employees, hospitals can achieve better overall security while giving their staff new efficiencies that can allow them to focus more time on patient care.

Siemens customers and subject matter experts will also conduct educational sessions on a variety of topics including eHealth, patient safety, physician order entry, clinical implementations, and IT outsourcing as indicated below:

-- The Future of eHealth and the Digital Community by Jon Zimmerman, vice president, Soarian Health Connections, Siemens Medical Solutions - Mon., Feb. 23, 10 a.m. -- PDA Application Promotes Patient Safety and Physician Satisfaction by Dr. John Hong, program director of internal medicine residency, Washington (DC) Hospital Center - Wed., Feb. 25, 8:30 a.m. -- Improving the Quality of Care Through Implementation of an Integrating Clinical Information System by Dr. Brian Jacobs, project director- clinical order entry program, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (the 2003 Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence winner) - Tues., Feb. 24, 8:30 a.m. -- Getting IT Right the First Time: A Vendor/Client Dialogue on Clinical Systems, a panel discussion with Rosemary Kennedy, RN, MBA, director global clinical informatics solutions, Siemens Medical Solutions; and Judy Murphy, RN, BSN, director of applications development, Aurora Health Care - Tues., Feb. 24, 2:15 p.m. -- Doing It All! Outsourcing & Strategic Systems: A Package Deal by Lynn Brookshire, CIO, Charleston Area Medical Center - Mon., Feb. 23, 12:30 p.m.

In addition, Alan Barbell, marketing manager, Siemens Medical Solutions, is hosting a HIMSS product pavilion session on patient safety, showcasing Siemens CPOE, medication management and care management solutions.

At HIMSS booth #4638, Health Level Seven (HL7) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) are cooperating to raise awareness of the value of current efforts toward interoperability with the HL7-IHE Interoperability Demonstration. Sponsored in part by Siemens, this demonstration will host several clinical scenarios to show realistic encounter interactions for a healthcare environment. Siemens is participating in the Patient Safety and Tumor Reporting scenarios, which feature Siemens OPENLink(TM) and Soarian.

Siemens Medical Solutions of Siemens AG with headquarters in Malvern, Pa., and Erlangen, Germany, is one of the largest suppliers to the healthcare industry in the world. Employing approximately 31,000 people worldwide and operating in more than 120 countries, Siemens Medical Solutions reported sales of 7.4 billion EUR, orders of 7.8 billion EUR and group profit of 1.1 billion EUR for fiscal 2003. More information can be obtained by visiting http://www.usa.siemens.com/medical.

Siemens Medical Solutions

CONTACT: Molly Grasso, Siemens Medical Solutions, +1-610-219-6712,
Molly.Grasso@siemens.com

Web site: http://www.usa.siemens.com/medical