Siemens Healthineers, Malvern, Pa., and Prisma Health, Greenville, S.C., announced a 10-year strategic relationship to help create a better state of health for South Carolina. This Value Partnership is focused on healthcare innovation, workforce development, and improving healthcare for patients and communities served by Prisma Health. Through this relationship, Siemens Healthineers and Prisma Health will deploy the latest generation of medical technology at all Prisma Health sites, collaborate to improve the delivery of clinical services, and form an Intelligence Insights Center with the goal of advancing healthcare.

“We are excited to announce this innovative, long-term relationship to enhance quality and create even more value for our patients as well as support our excellent team members and physicians in providing the best patient care and service possible,” says Mark O’Halla, president and chief executive officer, Prisma Health.

He adds, “Working together brings breakthrough opportunities to enhance clinical care through the latest medical technology, streamlining our processes and bringing new advances in disease prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment. This is especially important as we transition more and more toward value-based healthcare, where a health company such as Prisma Health will partner more closely with our community members to help them stay healthy, as opposed to caring for patients only when they are sick. We will continue to make significant strides forward in this direction through this important strategic relationship.”

Siemens Healthineers and Prisma Health are committed to advancing the health of patients and populations through innovations in clinical service delivery, clinical technology, and advanced analytics that improve the affordability, accessibility, and quality of healthcare. In recognition of these shared interests, the two organizations are forming the Intelligence Insights Center.

The primary goal of the center is to further enable Prisma Health to leverage de-identified patient data via computerized algorithms, also known as artificial intelligence (AI), to enable physicians to make more informed clinical decisions—ultimately allowing for faster and more precise diagnoses and treatment plans—as well as to help predict or prevent disease. The deployment of innovative solutions in conjunction with related research initiatives aim to forge new ground in patient care, while simultaneously measuring the value of diagnostic testing, care, and treatments. A second initiative will evaluate the potential of computer-aided workflow tools to increase best practices of care and reduce time-consuming operational tasks, allowing providers to spend more time in patient interactions.

Both the center’s work and the new technologies will enable Prisma Health team members to increase their skills in an increasingly digitally sophisticated world.

“By joining forces, Siemens Healthineers and Prisma Health will now have the ability to expand and enhance the quality of healthcare available to the community,” says David Pacitti, president and head of the Americas, Siemens Healthineers. “This long-term Value Partnership with Prisma Health is our company’s largest in the United States and represents the collective power of our two organizations and our shared vision of improving patient care.”

In close collaboration with Prisma Health physicians, Siemens Healthineers will deploy the latest medical software and technology-enabled processes to continue to enhance clinical outcomes and operational efficiency at Prisma Health. Together, the organizations will strive to ensure that Prisma Health will have access to the latest generation of medical equipment for the highest precision in imaging for diagnoses and surgical care, across its 21-county market area.

Financial terms were not disclosed.