Malvern, Pa.-based Siemens Healthineers and S.C.-based Prisma Health have forged 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, and support our excellent team members and physicians in providing the best patient care and service possible,” says Mark O’Halla, Prisma Health’s president and CEO.
David Pacitti, president and head of the Americas, Siemens Healthineers, also spoke out about the partnership, commenting: “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. 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 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 its 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 advanced technologies 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.
Financial terms were not disclosed.