"The partnership between Siemens and MDeverywhere leverages the strengths of both companies to significantly increase access to patient information, thereby enhancing physician work flow and patient satisfaction", stated Wilfried Baldauf-Sobez, M.D., group VP of Clinical Systems for Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation.
Context sharing on the handheld works by populating patient demographics from patient lists stored in Siemens INVISION, UNITY or Lifetime Clinical Record (LCR) products to MDeverywhere's EveryCharge or EveryNote products without the need for a hospital interface or additional data entry.
"By making patient data immediately accessible to the provider on the PDA, clinical decisions can be made in a more efficient and timely manner", stated Dr. Daniel Trementozzi, paediatrician at Pratt Medical Center currently using MDeverywhere's EveryCharge and Siemens PDAccess. "Being able to transfer patient demographics on-demand into MDeverywhere for easy inpatient coding is also a tremendous advantage."
Together, the solutions enable MDeverywhere customers to access charge capture, digital dictation, reference information, including A to Z Drug Facts, Drug Interaction Facts Module and MEDLINE Journals, as well as orders, medications, allergies, transcribed notes and lab results.
"The combination of these capabilities, and the value they extend to health care organisations around Siemens PDAccess hospital clients is already yielding increased interest in MDeverywhere's solutions", stated David Morris, MDeverywhere national VP of sales and business development. "The technology successfully aligns the incentives between both hospital and physicians."
Siemens Medical Solutions of Siemens AG with headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania and Erlangen, Germany, is one of the largest suppliers to the health care industry in the world. The company is known for bringing together innovative medical technologies, health care information systems, management consulting, and support services, to help customers achieve tangible, sustainable, clinical and financial outcomes.
From imaging systems for diagnosis, to therapy equipment for treatment, to patient monitors to hearing instruments and beyond, Siemens innovations contribute to the health and well-being of people across the globe, while improving operational efficiencies and optimising work flow in hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, and doctors' offices. Employing approximately 31.000 people worldwide and operating in more than 120 countries, Siemens Medical Solutions reported sales of 7,6 billion euro, orders of 8,4 billion euro and EBIT of 1 billion euro for fiscal 2002.
MDeverywhere offers superior point-of-care solutions designed to streamline the business of medicine for physicians. The solution components, EveryCharge for charge capture, EveryNote for integrated dictation, EveryOrder for order capture and EveryReference for reference tools, build efficiency and productivity into physicians' work flow, reclaiming dollars previously lost as the result of bulky administrative processes. Seven published studies at major health care organisations proved an average of more than 300 percent return on investment.
MDeverywhere interfaces with major practice management systems and is available on Palm OS- and Pocket PC-based handheld devices or desktop workstations. More MDeverywhere news is available in the VMW May 2003 article Eagle Hospital Physicians leverages MDeverywhere to grow hospitalist business.