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Siemens Healthcare Acquires HIE Developer MobileMD

November 4, 2011
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Malvern, Penn.-based medical supplier Siemens Healthcare has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all issued and outstanding equity of MobileMD, Inc., of Yardley, Penn., a provider of health information exchange (HIE) solutions. Since the transaction is not subject to any regulatory clearances, it is expected that the closing will occur as promptly as practicable.

MobileMD's cloud-deployed HIE service allows for the spreading of patient information across a community of providers, regardless of geographic, organizational, or health IT system boundaries. The HIE solution is in use by more than 110 hospitals and more than 2,000 physician practices. By allowing physician practices to maintain their preferred ambulatory health IT solution, hospitals connect even more doctors with valuable patient data, such as laboratory results, imaging results and discharge notes.

When hospitals and physician practices connect through MobileMD they can engage in a clinical dialog that coordinates care by including results delivery, online ordering, referrals, scheduling, and more. Along with MobileMD's focus on driving connectivity within an entire community, these efforts collectively provide the ability to deliver more coordinated patient care across settings, with a level of data availability and clinical continuity that supports organizational initiatives such as accountable care.

MobileMD addresses the technical, legal and business complexities of connecting health systems, hospitals and physician communities in the United States healthcare market. The company's transformation and distribution service provides a secure platform that supports information exchange directly into provider EHRs.

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