The ongoing coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic is confronting healthcare professionals worldwide with unprecedented clinical and operational challenges. As they struggle to deal with this extraordinary situation, at the same time they must also continue to care for other patients.
At Siemens Healthineers, we are aware of the urgency and complexity of the current situation, and we are working hard to provide the best possible support to healthcare providers at each stage of COVID-19 patient care: diagnosis, prognosis, therapy and follow-up.
We offer a broad portfolio of technological solutions to support you along patient pathway. And in our “New Normal” Insights Series papers, we explore offer ideas, analysis and practical advice on how to combat the pandemic, emerge stronger from the crisis and be better prepared for future challenges
Our medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics and point-of-care testing solutions can support physicians to make a prognosis about the severity of a COVID-19 case, help treat the patient, and assist with follow-up to monitor the patient’s recovery.
Our digital health solutions, services and consulting can support healthcare providers in protecting healthcare workers and increasing healthcare delivery capacity. For example, our digital services enable medical personnel to operate systems regardless of their location, thereyby potentially lowering the risk of infection.
As society continues to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a critical public health need to get ahead of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus with a fast and simple test for all. The CLINITEST Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test15 is a point-of-care cassette test that does not require central laboratory analyzers and hence eliminates transport delays and associated costs. It delivers results in 15 minutes.
The new FTD SARS-CoV-2 real time PCR Assay1 from Siemens Healthineers is now available for molecular laboratories. A dual-target design for SARS-CoV-2 identification provides assay robustness and optimal sensitivity, specificity, and inclusivity. The FTD SARS-CoV-2 Assay uses the same assay setup protocol and thermal-cycling profile as all FTD respiratory pathogens kits from Siemens Healthineers.
Fast, accurate detection and monitoring for health issues that may arise as part of COVID-19 disease management are critical. Our comprehensive portfolio of systems and extensive menu in immunoassay, chemistry, hematology, hemostasis, molecular, and urinalysis, in conjunction with automation, informatics, and services, can help support the essential role of laboratory diagnostics. We are expanding infectious-disease testing capabilities to address the COVID-19 pandemic, developing a SARS-CoV-2 laboratory serology assay4 to detect presence of IgM and IgG antibodies in blood, helping indicate whether a person has developed immunity. An antibody test can reveal if a person had COVID-19 even if they were asymptomatic or never diagnosed with the disease.
The Siemens Healthineers Insights Series is our preeminent thought leadership platform exploring emerging issues and offering ideas, analysis, and practical advice on how to deliver high-value care.
The “New Normal” edition of the Insights Series focuses on the challenges COVID-19 has created for healthcare providers and presents strategies and ideas on how to emerge stronger, more resilient, and better prepared for future challenges.
The Siemens Healthineers leadership team regularly shares their thoughts via Linkedin blog posts. Find here the latest posts around the topic of COVID-19.
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