Surgical Information Systems Expands Availability of SIS Analytics Powered by QlikView to Hundreds of Hospitals Nationwide Market-leading perioperative business intelligence capabilities help hospital leadership drive improved performance

ATLANTA and RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems ('SIS'), a leader in perioperative information systems, and QlikTech, a leader in user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), announced today the companies have renewed their joint agreement to expand the use of the QlikView platform in conjunction with SIS Analytics to support perioperative performance success.

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As specialists in perioperative information technology, Surgical Information Systems (SIS) provides solutions that help enable improved financial performance, operational efficiency, patient safety, and quality of care to over 300 hospitals.  Proven to deliver results, SIS Analytics has been granted Peer Reviewed status by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). 

Driven by market demand, SIS has expanded the availability of SIS Analytics and its role-based perioperative dashboards powered by QlikView for use with all of the leading electronic health record or perioperative information management systems, helping even more clients extend the benefits of their IT investments. The integration of the QlikView Business Discovery platform empowers users to ask a wide variety of questions, allowing them to perform deep-dive analysis based on their individual needs. 

"SIS Analytics seamlessly extracts data from our Epic system, transforming our data into the timely information we need," notes Lynn Witherspoon, Chief Medical Information Officer, Ochsner Health System. "In seconds, we can see an overall snapshot of our perioperative performance and easily track valuable metrics such as cost per case, room utilization by provider, or even this week's antibiotic administration compliance rates."

For more than 17 years, hospitals have used SIS Analytics, now in its third generation, to drive their perioperative business intelligence strategy, achieve clinical excellence in both surgery and anesthesia, and improve their bottom line.

"Like most hospitals, with the market competition and the increased pressure to be efficient and maintain our current volume, we don't have two or three years to find a solution that gives us the data that we need to make the necessary changes.  SIS Analytics gives us information we can actually use," notes Amy Smith, Vice President of Perioperative Services, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. "With a simple query, we can get immediate answers, and take that data and do something with it.  It has really helped us move the organization in the right direction."

"In an industry where improved access to information can truly help enhance patient care, QlikView's flexible platform enables users to navigate and drill in any direction, ask any question, and interrogate extensive data streams to get the most pertinent information and accurate analysis, fast," said Ellen Derrico, Director Global Market Development, Life Sciences and Healthcare, QlikTech. "We look forward to continuing our work together with SIS to deliver an advanced analytics solution that enables users to answer even unasked questions, so they can make faster and better informed decisions that support improved patient outcomes and enhanced efficiencies that drive down costs."

Proven to integrate with multiple enterprise electronic health record systems, the unique insights delivered by SIS Analytics help SIS client hospitals ensure surgeon and operating room utilization are optimized for the highest levels of efficiency, allowing them to schedule more surgeries, reduce case turnover time, and reduce wait time for patients.  Powerful decision support allows hospital management to better support initiatives that improve patient safety and quality of care, while also improving compliance with government and regulatory initiatives.

"The demand for actionable information that can help improve efficiency and safety while controlling costs in the OR has increased rapidly – especially in academic environments and hospitals that use Epic, McKesson, Cerner, and Meditech enterprise clinical systems," said Ed Daihl, CEO, Surgical Information Systems. "Robust business discovery tools such as SIS Analytics, powered by QlikView, make it easy for perioperative leaders to gain the insight they need to drive growth and performance in the financial engine of their hospital."

About QlikTech

QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK) reveals meaning in data so people can act on it. The QlikView Business Discovery software platform and Qlik Customer Success Framework provide the people, technology and services to help organizations progressively optimize how they use data as a strategic resource. QlikView uses Natural Analytics™ to support the way our human curiosity naturally searches and processes information, revealing insights and enabling decisions in the process. From small businesses to the largest global enterprises, QlikView gives users the immediate insights they need and IT professionals the enterprise manageability and governance they require. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, QlikTech has offices around the world serving approximately 30,000 customers in over 100 countries.

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 analytics tools 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 Anesthesia was notably rated #1 in the recently released anesthesia specialty report by KLAS and awarded the Category Leader Designation in the 2012 Best In KLAS Awards.[1]

SIS, the SIS logo, and Surgical Information Systems are trademarks of Surgical Information Systems, LLC. Qlik™, QlikView™, QlikTech™, Data Dialogs™, Natural Analytics™, and the QlikTech logo are trademarks of QlikTech International AB which have been registered in multiple countries.  Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. 

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

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