The JV firm, Gauss Infomed, will provide picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and electronic medical record (EMR) software, as well as other related product solutions for the ophthalmology healthcare IT market.

Based in Beijing, Gauss Infomed will operate a local network of offices to offer services across the country.

Heidelberg will provide the JV firm with its advanced diagnostic imaging platforms and next generation Heyex software that offers ophthalmic image management and device integration capabilities.

Heyex, which will review examination results simultaneously and interactively, can interface with EMR systems and third-party devices to securely exchange, store and review images in a single and centralized IT solution across multiple sites.

Gauss Infomed chairman and CEO Liu Xidong said: “The establishment of this joint venture with Heidelberg Engineering comes at a time of growing demand for advanced ophthalmic IT solutions in China.

“Heidelberg Engineering is an ideal partner in our efforts to meet that demand. Ophthalmologists in China tremendously value Heidelberg Engineering’s high-quality imaging products, such as the SPECTRALIS OCT platform, and I am confident they will also appreciate our comprehensive ophthalmic IT solutions, exclusively offered through Gauss Infomed.”

Heidelberg Engineering managing director Arianna Schoess said: “Our excellent partnership with Gauss Medical Corporation − spanning nearly two decades − has led to the widespread adoption of our diagnostic imaging platforms by eye care professionals in China.”

Image: The next generation Heyex software in a dual monitor setup. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.