Siemens Healthineers has acquired San Francisco- and Kitchener, Ontario-based Medicalis to expand its Population Health Management (PHM) portfolio.
Medicalis is a leading provider of Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Solutions at the point of order entry, Imaging Workflow (IW) management, and Referral Management (RM). By incorporating these offerings into its PHM portfolio, Siemens Healthineers will enable healthcare providers to effectively bridge between PHM at the health system level and at the departmental level.
“The addition of Medicalis’ technology solutions to the Siemens Healthineers portfolio complements and supports our offerings in Population Health Management and Value-Based Healthcare, a key priority for our ongoing expansion through our Services business,” Matthias Platsch, Head of Services at Siemens Healthineers, said in a statement.
In the short term, the solutions developed by Medicalis are expected to address the immediate need for consolidating providers to orchestrate and standardize their imaging workflow and to achieve compliance with the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA), expected to become effective on January 1, 2018. Siemens Healthineers believes these solutions will enable providers to achieve PAMA compliance while retaining control over the content, allowing them to move beyond simple compliance towards truly establishing an evolving standard of care based on evidence and direct health system experience.
“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 their diagnostic service line,” added Robert Taylor, Head of Digital Services Population Health Management, Digital Health Services at Siemens Healthineers.
The solutions developed by Medicalis allow networks of hospitals to improve physician productivity, manage patient referrals, and scheduling to enhance the relationship with the patient and ensure clinically appropriate imaging and tests to reduce inappropriate utilization. Currently, seven of the top 25 Health Systems from Massachusetts to California use solutions developed by Medicalis to increase the quality of care they offer to patients.
Terms of the transaction are not disclosed. The closing of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.