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Portfolio Company, Relaymed, Signs Strategic Alliance with Siemens Healthineers to Seamlessly Deliver Point-of-Care Test Results to HER Systems

May 18, 2017

Siemens Healthineers announced today its strategic alliance with Relaymed to bring customers secure, cloud-based connectivity for Siemens DCA Vantage© Analyzer and CLINITEK Status© point-of-care (POC) instruments. With Relaymed integration, patient test results are automatically and instantly sent from the POC instruments to physician-office electronic health record (EHR) systems, reducing the likelihood of human error by eliminating the manual input step. Through its collaboration with Relaymed, Siemens Healthineers aims to enable healthcare providers to meet their current challenges and excel in their respective environments.

 “Our exclusive agreement with Relaymed means an extension of our connectivity offerings for Siemens Healthineers point-of-care instruments to meet the needs of healthcare facilities burdened with excessive administrative tasks that interrupt patient care,” said Michael Sampson, Senior Vice President, Point of Care Diagnostics, North America, Siemens Healthineers.

 “Relaymed is a complement to our existing industry leading POC Informatics portfolio and will specifically address needs for the physician office market. By enabling the delivery of patient results directly to EHR systems, we address a variety of manual-input challenges that trouble our customers, including discrepancies in reporting that ultimately can affect reimbursement.”

 "We were finding our testing procedure to be time consuming and inefficient so we sought out a device connectivity solution,” said Christy Vedia, Senior Director of Operations and Compliance Officer for MD Medical Group.

 “Since we implemented the service, we now have it live on 120 devices across 30 locations. We also find the data analytics tool incredibly useful as it has helped us to understand how we can cut down on reagent waste." 

 Relaymed’s seamless integration ensures all tests are saved into the EHR, reducing the potential for revenue loss resulting from unbilled tests. Further, the system’s total data capture eliminates errors from manual data-entry transcription and ensures accuracy from instrument to EHR. Relaymed automatically captures all quality control samples run and provides data analytics for CLIA compliance. Relaymed is HIPAA-compliant and HITRUST-assured, using the latest industry standard security measures, for peace of mind that patient data is in safe hands.

 “We're delighted to partner with Siemens Healthineers, the leaders in POC. This partnership ensures our clients benefit from our close collaboration with optimised efficiency, so they can provide better care. As the physician office market continues to consolidate, healthcare systems face overwhelming pressure to grow revenue and increase efficiency.  Relaymed is the affordable solution that helps them address this, whilst also ensuring data integrity across their system," said Neil Farish, CEO at Relaymed.

 Siemens Healthineers is the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG, enabling healthcare providers worldwide to meet their current challenges and to excel in their respective environments. A leader in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers is constantly innovating its portfolio of products and services in its core areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and in laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine. Siemens Healthineers is also actively developing its digital health services and enterprise services. To help customers succeed in today’s dynamic healthcare marketplace, Siemens Healthineers is championing new business models that maximise opportunity and minimise risk for healthcare providers.  In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €13.5 billion and profit of over €2.3 billion and has about 46,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available at www.siemens.com/healthineers.

 Relaymed is the innovative company behind the world’s first SaaS point-of-care connectivity platform. Relaymed is a dynamic digital healthcare company founded by Innova Partnerships in conjunction with parent company, Goodmark Medical (Orlando, FL). Relaymed builds on the extensive experience and heritage of Innova and Goodmark Medical, empowering healthcare consumers and improving outcomes. For more information visit www.relaymed.com.