The SmartReports diagnostic software from the HealthTech company Smart Reporting will be part of Syngo Carbon1, a modular, cross-departmental software environment from Siemens Healthineers that manages and displays all types of image and diagnostic data in a patient-centered manner and ensures more diagnostic reliability, less redundancy and more efficiency in everyday clinical practice . The integrated solution meets the criteria for three funding conditions of the Hospital Future Act (KHZG) and is therefore eligible for funding under this law on the digitization of hospitals. Both Siemens Healthineers and Smart Reporting are certified to support hospitals in preparing funding applications.
Syngo Carbon, the new enterprise imaging and reporting solution from Siemens Healthineers, opens up innovative possibilities in image interpretation, diagnosis, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and data management for the clinical environment. Many clinical departments use their own systems for image management, archiving, and reporting. As a result, the findings can turn out very differently and the data are not always available everywhere. With Syngo Carbon, the data from various departments are fetched from their silos and integrated into a uniform environment – including diagnosis and reporting. In this way, workflows can be simplified and collaboration improved. The solution is tailored to treatment pathways and the cross-departmental value chain of imaging. Syngo Carbon paves the way for a patient-centered and data-driven workflow.
The integration of SmartReports in Syngo Carbon makes it possible to link information in the findings with image-based data in the radiology workflow. Higher quality diagnostic findings optimize therapy planning and increase the diagnostic reliability on the basis of quality-assured medical content. Since the findings are made available centrally in medical institutions, they are easily accessible across departments. In this way, doctors can be supported in their decision-making and efficiency in everyday clinical practice can be improved. The interlinking of the two systems, SmartReports and Syngo Carbon, not only enables more digitization and innovation, but also enables funding by the KHZG.
With structured report templates, SmartReports can be integrated intuitively into the reporting habits of doctors: reports can be spoken or written as free text and automatically assigned to the structure of guideline-based decision trees. The result is medical documentation that is machine-readable and can be digitally processed so that it can also be used for AI-based evaluations and clinical research – the basic requirement for digitization in everyday hospital life.
“The digitization of the clinical infrastructure is one of the greatest challenges and the integration of SmartReports in Syngo Carbon is another building block on the way to a modern IT infrastructure in the hospital landscape,” explains Prof. Dr. Wieland Sommer, founder and managing director of Smart Reporting.
“The integration of SmartReports in Syngo Carbon stands for innovative image and report creation that brings together existing technologies in an intuitive solution. With the approach of “radiologists for radiologists”, SmartReports fits perfectly into our requirement profile: We want to make everyday life easier for doctors, to generate structured reports supported by automation and AI, to break up data silos and to merge and standardize information. Smart Reporting is one of our preferred partners in the diagnosis area, ”explains Christian Zapf, Head of Syngo at Siemens Healthineers in Germany.
Smart Reporting was founded in 2014 by Wieland Sommer, Professor of Radiology and Master in Public Health (Harvard, USA) in Munich with the vision of using the value of data in medicine for better decision-making and treatment. Today the company brings together a large interdisciplinary team of doctors and software engineers to develop software based on a deep understanding of clinical workflows. Its multilingual, cloud-based software for structured reporting in radiology and pathology is used by more than 10,000 doctors in over 90 countries.
About Siemens Healthineers AG
Siemens Healthineers AG (listed in Frankfurt a.M. under SHL) aims to shape the healthcare system of the future. As one of the leading medical technology companies headquartered in Erlangen, it supports healthcare providers worldwide through its regional companies in achieving more on their way to expanding precision medicine, redesigning healthcare, improving patient experience and digitizing the healthcare system. Siemens Healthineers is continuously developing its product and service portfolio with AI-supported applications and digital offers that are playing an increasingly important role in the next generation of medical technology. These new applications will further strengthen the company in in vitro diagnostics, image-guided therapy, in vivo diagnostics and innovative cancer treatment. Siemens Healthineers also offers a range of services and solutions to improve healthcare providers’ ability to deliver high quality, efficient care to patients. In fiscal 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, Siemens Healthineers achieved sales of 14.5 billion euros and adjusted EBIT of 2.2 billion euros. After the acquisition of Varian Medical Systems, Inc., the company has around 66,000 employees worldwide.