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Siemens Medical Solutions Honoured with Two Frost & Sullivan Awards

Siemens Medical Solutions Honoured with Two Frost & Sullivan Awards

For outstanding achievements on both the products as well as the services offerings, Siemens Medical Solutions has been recognised with two Frost & Sullivan Awards for Product Line Strategy Leadership and Service Differentiation Innovation.

(PRWEB) April 7, 2004

For outstanding achievements on both the products as well as the services offerings, Siemens Medical Solutions has been recognised with two Frost & Sullivan Awards for Product Line Strategy Leadership and Service Differentiation Innovation.

The Product Line Strategy Leadership Award was conferred on Siemens for its commitment to address current customer requirements, and the latest strategic re-positioning of its product range to this end.

The Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy Leadership is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated the most insight into customer needs and product demands. Siemens Medical Solutions has optimised its product offering by introducing three distinct product lines with various price, performance, and feature points required by the market.

SIENET, The Integrated Radiology Suite, is now available in the three product lines SIENET Sky, SIENET Cosmos, and SIENET Magic. The suite offers highly scalable modules capable of being integrated with both existing as well as future imaging equipment and information systems. This pioneering initiative has allowed Siemens to effectively accommodate all levels of radiology service providers in the market. It has helped Siemens to offer economical solutions tailored to customer demands.

As the first vendor to offer three systems with differing capabilities under discrete brand names, Siemens has proven to be a leader in the PACS industry. Competitors are expected to follow SiemensÂ’ approach and leverage their respective product lines for the benefit of customers. "Frost & Sullivan applauds the efforts made by Siemens Medical Solutions in optimising its product line and enhancing the key features offered in the distinct solutions within the SIENET Radiology Suite and believes that the company will continue to increase its market share and goodwill through such initiatives", comments Frost & Sullivan Analyst Siddharth Saha.

On the service side, Siemens has developed a unique information technology services portfolio to meet rising demand from healthcare providers for information technology systems to rationalise operations, improve clinical outcomes, minimise medical errors and ensure the integrity of patient data.

For its commitment towards building a professional services portfolio with highly innovative customer-focussed elements, Siemens also received the Service Differentiation Innovation Award in the European PACS professional services market.

Siemens' IT services are designed to support the provider institutionsÂ’ business objectives. The service strives to ensure that clientsÂ’ IT management needs such as planning and designing, implementation, systems integration and managed services are taken care of.

“Frost & Sullivan honours the efforts taken by Siemens Medical Solutions to enhance the delivery mechanism for professional services in healthcare information technology. This has resulted in considerable benefits to the end users. Frost & Sullivan believes that Siemens is set to garner a large share of the European professional services market,” concludes Mr. Saha.

About Frost & Sullivan

Founded in 1961, Frost & Sullivan is recognized as a global leader in growth consulting. Frost & Sullivan Awards are presented to companies that demonstrate excellence in their industry, commending the diligence, commitment and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace. Frost & Sullivan rigorously analyses specific criteria to determine award recipients in a vast variety of market industries and landscapes. For further information, visit www. frost. com.

Contact:

Katja Feick

Corporate Communications

Frost & Sullivan

Clemensstrasse 9

60487 Frankfurt/Main

Germany

Phone: +49-69-77033-12

Katja. feick@frost. com

Http://frost. com (http://frost. com)

About Siemens Medical Solutions

Siemens Medical Solutions is one of the largest suppliers of healthcare equipment in the world. Med is renowned for its innovative products, services and complete solutions, ranging from imaging systems for diagnosis and therapy equipment for treatment, over IT solutions that optimize workflow and increase efficiency in hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices to electromedicine and hearing instruments.

Contact:

Dr. Ulrich Viethen

Group Vice President

Health Services Soarian Imaging Enterprise

Siemens Medical Solutions

Henkestr. 127

91052 Erlangen

Germany

Phone: +49 9131 84 4081

Http://www. siemens. com/sienet (http://www. siemens. com/sienet)