Siemens Medical: Invasive Surgery - Page 2

By eweek  |  Posted 2004-08-01 Print this article Print

The Company

Headquarters: 51 Valley Stream Pkwy., Malvern, PA 19355

Phone: (610) 448-4500

Ticker: Division of Siemens (NYSE: SI)


Employees: 31,000

Founded: 1877

Business: Provides medical devices, health-care information systems and related consulting services in 120 countries.

Executives: Erich R. Reinhardt, president and chief executive officer; Tom Miller, president of information-technology division.

Products: Soarian is Windows software that provides patient-care workflow, physician order entry, resource scheduling, billing and other features; Invision is an older, mainframe-based system for financial and clinical data processing. The company also remotely hosts applications and data for 1,000 customers.

Market Share: 6% of the $15.1 billion U.S. market for health-care software, hardware and services, 2002 (IDC).

Competitors: Cerner; Eclipsys; Epic Systems; GE Healthcare; IDX Systems; McKesson; Misys Healthcare Systems.


  • 2000: Buys Shared Medical Systems (SMS).
  • 2001: Announces Soarian, a system to succeed SMSs Invision.
  • 2002: Relocates U.S. headquarters from Iselin, N.J., to Malvern, Pa.
  • 2004: Sells 90 support contracts to business software vendor Lawson Software for $24 million.
Reference Checks

Mountain States Health Alliance
Richard Eshbach
(423) 431-1662
Project: Tennessee health-care provider has used Invision since 1993. In December 2003, MSHA signed a five-year, $38 million contract with Siemens for Soarian.

Chester County Hospital
Mary Buckley
VP, I.T.
(610) 431-5000
Project: The 250-bed community hospital in West Chester, Pa., with 1,500 employees has implemented Soarian clinical applications for documenting patient care.

PinnacleHealth System
Rich Bagby
VP of Informatics, CIO
Project: Health-care system in Harrisburg, Pa., outsources its 60-person I.T. staff to Siemens; it began migrating from Invision to Soarian in July.

Carilion Health System
Greg Walton
(540) 224-1510
Project: Eight-hospital provider in southwest Virginia is replacing Invision with Soarian, which Carilion has put into production at one of its hospitals with 350 users.

South Carolina Heart Center
Sherry Shults
Dir., Clinical Support
(803) 255-2645
Project: Heart-disease treatment provider in Columbia, S.C., uses Soarian Cardiology to produce instant procedure reports in its diagnostic cardiac catheterization lab.

Susquehanna Health System
Pamela Wirth
Project: Three-hospital system in Williamsport, Pa., uses Soarian financial, patient management and clinical software for 260,000 patient records.


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