Siemens Health CEO Erich Reinhardt Discusses Integration of Imaging and Lab Testing

On Wednesday of last week, Prof. Dr. Erich R. Reinhardt, President and CEO of Siemens Medical Solutions (NYSE: SI), traveled from Germany to the United States to deliver an address on how Siemens expects to integrate in vivo (imaging) diagnostics, in vitro diagnostics (IVD), and informatics to create new value streams in healthcare. This is a topic of high interest within the laboratory community, ever since Siemens spent billions to buy a major presence in the lab testing marketplace last...

Integrating In Vitro and In Vivo Diagnostics

 Across the laboratory industry, there is keen curiosity about how imaging giants Siemens and General Electric plan to integrate in vitro diagnostics with in vivo diagnostics. Executives from both companies have not been detailed in their public statements about how integration of these two medical disciplines is likely to occur. But recently the opportunity presented itself for me to learn more about this subject. Last week, I was privileged to co-chair a laboratory management meeting...

Why Radiology Giants Siemens and General Electric Want to Integrate Imaging and In Vitro Diagnostics

During the past 12 months, Siemens and General Electric each invested several billion dollars to acquire in vitro diagnostic (IVD) companies. Snatched up by Siemens were Diagnostic Products Corp. and Bayer Diagnostics. General Electric has signed an agreement to purchase Abbott Laboratories Diagnostics in a deal expected to close within the next month. By acquiring major IVD companies, both Siemens and General Electric have sent an unmistakable message. It is their expectation that the future...

Integration of Pathology and Radiology to Be Debated at Lab InfoTech Summit 2007

With both Siemens and General Electric placing big bets on in vitro diagnostics during the past nine months, there is much speculation about plans to integrate pathology with radiology. Bruce Friedman, M.D., plans to tackle this subject at his fourth annual Lab InfoTech Summit, scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on March 5-7 at the Venetian Casino Resort Hotel. Dark Daily asked Dr. Friedman about his thoughts on what would be the most significant change in laboratory information technology...
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