Siemens Healthineers announced a partnership with Esaote's health care IT company Ebit on Thursday, to offer their German customers the Suitestensa cardiovascular information system.
Suitestensa gathers patient data from all cardiology modalities on a single platform. Siemens chose this solution because it can be integrated with existing systems within cardiology facilities.
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When the patient arrives at the hospital, their data is recorded in the hospital information system and it's then sent to the CVIS, which generates the interface that shows the exam modalities and location of the exam.
For example, if the location and extent of stenosis as well as the material used are documented in the CVIS during an angiography exam, the cardiologist will automatically receive this information as part of the diagnosis template.
Dr. Christoph Naber of the Elisabeth Hospital in Germany uses Suitestensa to compare ultrasound, CT, MR or angiography records, measurements and patients information without having to search for them on different systems.
"It is important to integrate a future-viable solution, especially when it comes to cardiovascular imaging and the enormous volume of associated data," Naber said in a statement.
As part of the agreement, Ebit agreed to offer Suitestensa within the Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem. The platform connects health care providers and solution providers, as well as their data, applications and services.
Siemens and Ebit will jointly present CVIS for the first time at the Congress of the German Society of Cardiology in Mannheim this week.
The companies are planning to expand this agreement to cover the international market in the near future.
"The potential impact of this agreement is very high, as well as our expectations," said Franco Fontana, CEO at Ebit. "We have now the possibility of transforming this opportunity into a success for us, our partners and our customers."