HP and Siemens Medical Solutions have inked an agreement to combine Siemens' SIENET Cosmos image management system with HP's ProLiant servers and services.
Siemens SIENET Cosmos is an integrated RIS/PACS designed for radiological practices and community hospitals. Integrated with HP's mid-tier level storage technologies, the digital image management system will provide a cost-effective medical imaging platform for any size medical imaging practice, the companies said.
The initial products produced from the partnership are expected to be available in early 2005, according to the companies.
"Siemens Medical is pleased to team with HP in delivering the new Siemens SIENET Cosmos systems running on HP technology," said Ulrich Viethen, VP, Soarian Imaging Enterprise, Siemens. "Our solution fills a gap for health organizations and allows for greater collaboration across hospitals and increased efficiencies within hospitals."