Siemens Healthineers Acquires Conworx Technology
By HospiMedica International staff writers
09 Nov 2016
Siemens Healthineers (Erlangen, Germany), which offers products and services in imaging for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes as well as in laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine, has acquired Conworx Technology GmbH (Berlin, Germany), a developer of point-of-care device interfaces and data management solutions. Siemens Healthineers and Conworx will deliver open connectivity offerings that will enable seamless data integration from any manufacturer’s point-of-care analyzer – managed by a single informatics solution to streamline operations and access to data, and improve risk management.
Conworx will become Siemens Healthineers Point of Care Informatics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Healthcare GmbH. “By joining with Siemens Healthineers, we will get access to a global organization to even better support our joint customer base,” said Roman Rosenkranz, CEO of Conworx Technology GmbH. “Together we will be able to develop leading informatics products that help our customers to manage their growing point-of-care networks now and in the future.”
Following the acquisition, the addition of the Conworx suite, including UniPOC and POCcelerator, which complements Siemens Healthineers’ RAPIDComm Data Management System, will elevate the informatics offerings for the point-of-care market by delivering open connectivity for more than 100 different instruments from all major manufacturers.
“As hospitals consolidate and acquire physician offices, there is a huge need by emerging healthcare networks for seamless integration of hundreds of decentralized devices that are spread across dozens of sites,” said Peter Koerte, President, Point of Care Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers. “It is clear to us that to satisfy our customers’ needs, we must deliver solutions that ensure superb connectivity, no matter which analyzer is being connected. We are determined to continue Conworx’s practice of working closely with every vendor to ensure that all connected analyzers are working to the best of their ability.”