Siemens Healthineers at HIMSS 2020
Shaping the future of healthcare

HIMSS 2020, Healthcare IT conference
Siemens Healthineers at HIMSS 2020
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Coronavirus – Cancellation HIMSS 2020

HIMSS announces cancellation of the 2020 global health conference & exhibition

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society announced to cancel the HIMSS 2020 given the current development of the coronavirus.

We fully support this decision not to expose people to the risks posed by large gatherings at the moment. For more information please visit

To get some insights into our offerings, please find below the most important information. 


Our goal is to shape the future of healthcare at Siemens Healthineers. We are committed to a long-term focus on digitalizing healthcare, enabling the transformation of care delivery, the expansion of precision medicine, and the improvement of patient experience.

With our dedicated transformative portfolio of digital health offerings along the entire patient pathway we aim to streamline operations management, support diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making and connect care teams and patients.

Digital health solutions

Streamlining operations management

Global inefficiencies in healthcare systems call for the strict execution of performance excellence strategies. Recent studies show, that a fifth of healthcare spending is wasted, at least in 35 OECD countries.1 Studies also show that there is a potential cost savings of 9–16% by implementing performance best practices.2 We believe that achieving operational excellence is based on accessible transparency of data and results, a connected environment for healthcare providers and their staff, as well as intelligent healthcare devices. Enabling this kind of transparency, being able to make data-driven and better-informed decisions, connecting information and intelligence, as well as enabling end-to-end digital operations will help you build an intelligent healthcare enterprise.

At HIMSS 2020 we are showcasing a broad range of solutions enabling healthcare IT professionals and healthcare providers in this endeavor.

Data-based solutions that effectively streamline operations management can alleviate the burden of coordinating workflows and enable the transformation of care delivery.

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Supporting diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making

Data-based decision making is predicted to have substantial impact on value-based care. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is increasing its emphasis on the use of clinical decision support (CDS) tools, recognizing its role in reducing both care costs and improving care quality. Clinicians who have already adopted CDS systems tend to agree they can help significantly.3 Challenges that can be overcome by utilizing diagnostic and therapeutic decision support include, e.g., the reduction of inappropriate treatment plans for oncology4, a reduction of readmissions and of patient complications due to non-adherence to guidelines.5

Get a preview of decision support tools we will be demonstrating at HIMSS 2020. These tools can help provide access to relevant patient information, enable adherence to evidence-based guidelines, support risk stratification, or facilitate provider-patient discussions about appropriate care.

Supporting AI-powered decision-making will have substantial impact on the expansion of precision medicine.

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Connecting care teams and patients

There are substantial challenges to be overcome in the field of disjoint information systems and care setting, specifically when looking at how patients experience their own health data and reports. More than 40 percent of patients evaluated report that information necessary to their care was not available when needed.6 Meaning, from a patient experience perspective, patients are unsatisfied when their care provider doesn’t have their health data at hand. According to another study, 63% of primary care physicians are dissatisfied with the referral process due to lack of information.7 Meaning, not providing holistic patient data negatively affects reputation with both patients and referrers.

At HIMSS 2020 we will demonstrate solutions that enable providers to monitor health variables and context data, perform longitudinal analysis of sensor data to evaluate life patterns and lifestyle trends, and share information and educative content among professional and informal care providers as well as care receivers.

Connecting care teams and patients will beneficially impact patient experience.

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1BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 13 January 2017)

2Shubham Singhal and Erica Coe (2016). The next imperatives for U.S. healthcare. McKinsey. Accessed May 09, 2017


4DOI: 10.1200/jco.2013.31.15_suppl.6515 Journal of Clinical Oncology 31, no. 15_suppl (May 20, 2013) 6515-6515


6Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2012), Best care at lower cost: the path to continuously learning healthcare in America

7Gandhi, T. K. et al. (2000), Communication Breakdown in the Outpatient Referral Process