The American Heart Association reports that an estimated 79 million American adults (one in three) have one or more types of cardiovascular disease. Of these, 37 million are estimated to be age 65 or older. As the population ages, it is anticipated that the number of cardiovascular patients will grow and the demand for innovative, new technology and information solutions will soar.
In response to this demand, Siemens Medical Solutions today announced the availability of a new cardiology image management and reporting solution, syngo® Dynamics version 6.
"syngo Dynamics V.6 represents a breakthrough in product design - integrating image and data management, post-processing, and ground-breaking reporting," said Ajit Singh, PhD, president and CEO of Siemens Medical Solutions Image and Knowledge Management Division. "The system provides one common solution across the Siemens Medical Solutions portfolio for cardiology in the USA."
The solution is a multi-modality, dynamic image review and reporting solution that delivers real-time data transfer between Siemens' Sensis XP, a cutting-edge interventional cardiology and electrophysiology recording solution, and syngo Dynamics. The solution improves the efficiency of clinical procedures related to cardiology, vascular and other medical disciplines. syngo Dynamics V.6 relies on IHE profiles and DICOM, as well supports HL-7 via interface engines to provide open connectivity and allows healthcare facilities to create a filmless and paperless environment.
"Immediate access to cardiology studies and reports at any workstation in the hospital and from remote locations is critical to both the care team at Methodist and our patients," said Lyle Muhammad, director, Cardiology Services, Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Non-Invasive Cardiology, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. "We are streamlining exam review and diagnosis time and improving workflow across the care team. Additionally, we expect to increase the efficiency of clinical procedures using the solution's evidence-based reporting tools."
Version 6 of syngo Dynamics continues the evolution of Siemens ACUSON KinetDx™, an industry-leading image management and reporting solution by providing a review, report and archive system for improving patient care, increasing productivity and managing costs throughout the echocardiography laboratory. With syngo Dynamics, cardiologists will benefit from the increase in diagnostic information provided by dynamic diagnosis. Additionally, numerous workflow features simplify and accelerate exam review and report generation, helping reduce data entry errors and streamlining patient hospital visits. syngo Dynamics V.6 expands Siemens' clinical expertise into cardiac catheterization by improving image management and integrating a revolutionary evidence-based reporting solution which is structured to support procedural reporting with Siemens' AXIOM Sensis Hemodynamic databases.
"We have been able to expedite our workflow enormously - cutting report turn- around time from 7 days to 30 minutes by automating the distribution of referring physician reports," said Thomas Forbes, M.D., director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Michigan. "syngo Dynamics seamlessly integrates our clinical cardiac catheterization knowledge with user-friendly reporting to enhance our workflow and speed our clinical service delivery. Instead of simply linking up individual departments, we can now connect all areas within Children's Hospital and beyond."