Siemens Healthcare Deploys Soarian AIM: A New Health IT Implementation Methodology





Siemens Healthcare announced it will begin deploying its new Agile Implementation Methodology, Soarian® AIM, for all future Soarian Health Information System installations. Based on an innovative deliverables-based framework that organizes work in a structured, simple way within a pre-loaded environment, Soarian AIM is designed to help accelerate customers’ path to  meaningful outcomes in less time,and at lower costs.

“The US healthcare delivery system is currently facing unprecedented levels of pressure to realize meaningful clinical, financial, and administrative outcomes through increased Health IT adoption,” said Mike Long, Senior Vice President, Global Services, Siemens Healthcare. “By instituting a new health IT implementation methodology in Soarian AIM that refocuses our installation milestones solely around our customers’ target outcomes, we help shorten providers’ path to meeting this goal, and, to realizing the value of Soarian as well.”

The 341-bed acute-care Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center, in Plattsburgh, New York, and the 233-bed not-for-profit Reid Hospital & Health Care Services, in Richmond, Indiana, recently served as Soarian AIM beta sites for the installation of several Soarian functionalities. At Champlain Valley, all applications were brought live on time and on budget, while Reid completed the Soarian AIM validation in January and has now moved into the customization portion of the project. Each customer provided Siemens with invaluable feedback that will enable Soarian AIM to be further refined as it begins to be deployed universally for all future US Soarian health IT installations.

“Siemens has provided a solution that keeps us at the forefront of IT innovation and we are extremely excited to rollout these applications,” said Rosemary Miller, Assistant Vice President and Director of Information Services at Champlain Valley. “With Soarian Clinicals, our physicians and staff will be raising the bar in terms of patient care delivery, evaluation of outcomes, and improvement in documentation.”

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 48,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2009 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 11.9 billion euros and profit of around 1.5 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare