Siemens Healthineers buys Conworx Technology
Nov. 16, 2016—Siemens Healthineers is expanding its informatics capabilities for point-of-care testing with the acquisition of Conworx Technology GmbH, a Berlin-based developer of point-of-care device interfaces and data-management solutions. The addition of the Conworx suite, including UniPOC and POCcelerator, complements Siemens Healthineers RapidComm Data Management System and will elevate the informatics offerings for the point-of-care market by delivering open connectivity for more than 100 different instruments from major manufacturers, according to a company statement.
Siemens Healthineers and Conworx will deliver open connectivity offerings that will enable seamless data integration, from any manufacturer’s point-of-care analyzer, managed by a single informatics solution to streamline operations and access to data and to improve risk management.
“As hospitals consolidate and acquire physician offices, there is a huge need by emerging health care networks for seamless integration of hundreds of decentralized devices that are spread across dozens of sites,” said Peter Koerte, president, Point of Care Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers. “It is clear to us that to satisfy our customers’ needs, we must deliver solutions that ensure superb connectivity, no matter which analyzer is being connected. We are determined to continue Conworx’s practice of working closely with every vendor to ensure that all connected analyzers are working to the best of their ability.”
Now a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens Healthcare, Conworx’s team of 75 employees will merge with Siemens Healthineers to become Siemens Healthineers Point of Care Informatics. This new team of interface development, application development, and data management specialists will be led by Roman Rosenkranz, current CEO of Conworx Technology.