Siemens Healthineers to Acquire Medicalis


Siemens Healthineers has signed an agreement to acquire Medicalis Corporation. Siemens Healthineers plans to expand its population health management portfolio with the acquisition of Medicalis.

Medicalis is a leading provider of clinical decision support solutions at the point of order entry, imaging workflow management, and referral management. By incorporating these offerings into its PHM portfolio, Siemens Healthineers will enable health care providers to effectively bridge between PHM at the health system level and at the departmental level. With an expanded focus on PHM, as well as a new name that underlines the company’s pioneering spirit and engineering expertise, Siemens Healthineers – the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG – is helping health care providers worldwide meet current challenges and excel in their respective environments.

"The mission of Siemens Healthineers is to be the trusted partner enabling health systems and health care providers worldwide to improve medical outcomes and reduce costs," says Matthias Platsch, Head of Services, Siemens Healthineers. "The addition of Medicalis’ technology solutions to the Siemens Healthineers portfolio complements and supports our offerings in population health management and value-based health care, a key priority for our ongoing expansion through our Services business."

The newly acquired population health management portfolio will extend the Siemens Healthineers strategy for value-based health care across the health system enterprise and hospital departmental levels:

"The acquisition of Medicalis will allow us to offer health care providers a powerful solution to define, implement, monitor, and evolve their own standard of care for their diagnostic service line," says Robert Taylor, Head of Digital Services Population Health Management, Digital Health Services, Siemens Healthineers. “We are excited to support our customers with these innovative tools to remove the variability from key high-impact disease states, to create standardized diagnostic pathways which enhance outcomes, control costs, and when combined with intelligent referral management, improve the patient experience overall."

The solutions developed by Medicalis allow networks of hospitals (Health Systems/Integrated Delivery Networks) to improve physician productivity, manage patient referrals, and scheduling to enhance the relationship with the patient and ensure clinically appropriate imaging and tests to reduce inappropriate utilization. Currently, seven of the top 25 Health Systems from Massachusetts to California use solutions developed by Medicalis to increase the quality of care they offer to patients.

The agreement to acquire the company by Siemens Healthineers was signed in April 2017.  Terms of the transaction are not disclosed.  The closing of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.