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 Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem is planned to be commercially available in the fall of 2017.