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KLAS Honors SIS Anesthesia as Top-Rated Anesthesia Information Management Solution (AIMS) and Market Category Leader

Market-leading designation highlights vendors with the highest client satisfaction for their market segment, leadership in meeting client expectations

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ATLANTA, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems ('SIS'), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced today that KLAS, a prestigious third-party healthcare IT evaluation firm, awarded SIS Anesthesia with the Category Leader distinction for Anesthesia in the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report.[1] The "Category Leader" designation identifies top-rated vendor products in the Best in KLAS Awards report for each market segment.

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In the report, SIS Anesthesia, the company's anesthesia information management system (AIMS) was rated highest in overall satisfaction among the seven AIMS solutions ranked by KLAS.  SIS Anesthesia also tied for the top Product Quality Rating, with 100% of the clients surveyed stating that they would purchase SIS Anesthesia again.

"The American Society of Anesthesiologists congratulates SIS on earning the prestigious KLAS Category Leader distinction for their market-leading anesthesia information management system," said ASA Interim Chief Executive Officer Barbara M. Fossum, Ph.D. "Our Society applauds the efforts and innovation of SIS to help further the field of anesthesiology."

Prior to earning the designation, SIS Anesthesia was rated #1 in the anesthesia specialty report, AIMS 2012: Cooperation is Key, released by KLAS in August 2012.[2]  SIS Anesthesia is available to the market directly from SIS and as a highly-interoperable component of the Siemens and Allscripts portfolio of solutions, and has also been deployed along with virtually every Electronic Medical Record environment including Meditech, McKesson, Cerner and Epic.

From specialty surgery hospitals to large academic medical centers,  SIS' comprehensive solution delivers the automated documentation and intelligent analytics tools both anesthesia providers and hospital administrators need to support their goals of simplifying clinical documentation, improving care quality, and boosting financial performance.  With actionable intelligence from SIS Analytics, clinicians can focus on improving their practice and dramatically reduce the burden of regulatory and pay-for-performance reporting.

"As clinician managers, we fully recognize the need to become more efficient, to use our time more effectively, and to make more progress refining our workflow processes," states Jeffrey Blalack, M.D., Chief of Anesthesia at Regional Medical Center at Memphis. "The combination of the SIS AIMS, with the power of SIS Analytics, gives us the tools we need to improve OR operations and better support our physicians, nurses, and other clinicians, in their day-to-day patient care delivery."

SIS' AIMS is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA), having met the organization's requirements for quality, integrity, innovation, stability, and flexibility.  In addition, SIS is proud to be an Industry Supporter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). The company's involvement in the program provides unrestricted support for the vital functions of ASA – which include member resources, professional development programming and specialty advancement.

"This designation reflects the outstanding quality and innovation, superb system performance, and stellar client satisfaction that we work so diligently to deliver each and every day," said SIS CEO Ed Daihl.  "We are honored that our clients continue to validate the game-changing benefits of our technology and service and to receive this recognition from KLAS as the industry leader in anesthesia information management systems."

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Founded in 1996, KLAS staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.

About SIS
Surgical Information Systems ("SIS") provides software solutions that are uniquely designed to add value at every point of the perioperative process. Developed specifically for the complex surgical environment, all SIS solutions—including anesthesia—are architected on a single database and integrate easily with other hospital systems. SIS offers the only surgical scheduling system and the only anesthesia information management system endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA), and analytics and rules-based charging tools that have been granted Peer Reviewed status by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). SIS is also the first AIMS provider to be designated as an AQI Preferred Vendor by the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI). For more information, visit our website, www.SISFirst.com.

SIS, the SIS logo, and Surgical Information Systems are trademarks of Surgical Information Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. 

[1] "2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services." December, 2012. © 2012 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com

[2] "AIMS 2012: Cooperation is Key." August, 2012. © 2012 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com

SOURCE Surgical Information Systems



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