Relaymed integration will allow patients test results to be automatically sent from the point-of-care instruments to electronic health records in the physician’s office, which the companies claim will reduce errors by eliminating a manual input step.
“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. 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,” Siemens Healthineers NA point of care diagnostics senior VP Michael Sampson said in a prepared statement.
Integration with Relaymed’s cloud services allows all test to be saved to a patient’s electronic health records, which in turn reduces the potential for revenue loss from unbilled tests, Siemens said.
“We’re delighted to partner with Siemens Healthineers, the leaders in POC. This partnership ensures our clients benefit from our close collaboration with optimized 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,” Relaymed CEO Neil Farish said in a press release.
“We were finding our testing procedure to be time consuming and inefficient so we sought out a device connectivity solution. 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,” MD Medical Group operations senior director Christy Vedia said in prepared remarks.