Daily News: August 21, 2012

Siemens Financial Provides $4.8 Million EHR Financing

Siemens recently completed a ten-year, $10 million agreement, which included $4.8 million of financing, with Arkansas Heart Hospital for the acquisition and implementation of the Soarian healthcare information technology (IT) solution. Siemens said the financing arrangement was brokered through Siemens Financial Services.

“As the EHR Incentive Program continues to move forward, Arkansas Heart Hospital realized the need to work with a partner who can help us structure the purchase of an enterprise EHR, and who can help us implement that solution without jeopardizing our operating expenses and thus our ability to continually provide high-quality care,” said Bruce Murphy, MD, PhD, president and CEO, Arkansas Heart Hospital. “Siemens is now our single vendor solution for diagnostic modalities, imaging IT and, now, healthcare IT. Siemens helped us structure this contract and our implementation to support our continued objectives to deliver outstanding cardiovascular care.”

To read the Siemens news release, click here.