September 27, 2006—Siemens Medical Systems (Malvern, Pa) announced today that it will create a new division called Image and Knowledge Management. The new entity will incorporate three of Siemens’ pre-existing businesses—syngo multi-modality imaging software, RIS/PACS, and computer-aided diagnosis (CAD)—to enhance the company’s performance in the arena of knowledge-based clinical decision support.

“By bringing all our imaging-based IT solutions under one division, we will enhance our ability to provide interoperable, roles-based solutions that optimize workflow and provide clinicians with complete patient information at their fingertips,” said Erich Reinhardt, PhD, president and CEO of Siemens Medical.

Ajit Singh, most recently the head of Siemens’ oncology division, will lead the new entity; he will be succeeded by Holger Schmidt, formerly president of the Special Systems division.

—Cat Vasko