As money flows into efforts to modernize healthcare IT systems, a wide variety of tech vendors -- from traditional healthcare systems providers to newcomers seeking a piece of the action -- are offering new systems, products, and services to assist caregivers in doing a better job of helping patients.
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Services and products: Siemens serves most areas of the healthcare industry, including hospitals, integrated delivery networks, and imaging departments. It provides comprehensive Web-based health information systems, revenue cycle management systems, electronic document management, clinical decision support tools, image management, and remote data hosting.
Value to healthcare providers: Siemens has been in the healthcare IT services business for more than 40 years. Siemens' offerings cover patient care from prevention and early detection through treatment and aftercare. Its systems optimize clinical workflows for the most common diseases, making healthcare better and more efficient.