Arnot Ogden Medical Center Selects AIMS from Surgical Information Systems

Hospital Expands Relationship by adding SIS Anesthesia for Anesthesia Documentation and Business Intelligence

Jan 19, 2012, 09:40 ET from Surgical Information Systems

ATLANTA, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems ('SIS'), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced today that Arnot Ogden Medical Center has expanded its relationship with SIS by selecting SIS Anesthesia to complement its current SIS perioperative record. 

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Arnot Ogden Medical Center is a not-for-profit, 256-bed medical facility serving Southern New York and Northern Pennsylvania. The SIS Anesthesia solution will reside on a shared database with Arnot's currently implemented SIS perioperative system for seamless integration of anesthesia and surgical documentation.

"SIS Anesthesia will help us to bring together the entire perioperative experience into one solution, allowing our staff to increase their focus on the patient and standardizing the anesthesia record and flow," said Hazel Boyd, MBA, and Business Director of Perioperative Services at Arnot Ogden. "This will aid in our mission to be more efficient as an operating room and take patient safety to a higher level."

Arnot Ogden first implemented the SIS perioperative system in 2009, with their implementation including SIS Analytics, a surgery-specific business intelligence tool enabling decision makers to review and analyze information for trends, opportunities, and risks.

Using SIS Analytics, Arnot Ogden has improved key metrics including reducing turnover times between procedures from 40 minutes to 27 minutes, a 32.5 percent improvement. "We are very excited about SIS Anesthesia Analytics View's data reporting capabilities," said Boyd. "We have already seen significant improvements from our current use of SIS Analytics in the OR and we are looking forward to giving our anesthesia providers the same ability to identify clinical and operational issues and make informed decisions."

The facility will implement SIS's anesthesia information management system (AIMS), SIS Anesthesia, as well as SIS Analytics Anesthesia View, a turnkey anesthesia-focused business intelligence tool. Anesthesia-specific business intelligence enables anesthesia providers to significantly enhance their data capture capabilities with intuitive, graphical data analysis of key business indicators such as anesthesia times, surgical times, and outcomes by caregiver. 

In October 2011, SIS released a survey of anesthesia providers that showed an increased demand for anesthesia information management systems, with 43 percent of survey respondents indicating that they are either using or planning to implement an AIMS.

"AIMS are garnering more attention because they give hospitals like Arnot Ogden the ability to improve patient tracking, documentation, and financial performance," said Ed Daihl, SIS Chief Executive Officer. "Notable achievements including our Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) Preferred Vendor status, the AHA's endorsement of SIS Anesthesia, and our involvement with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as a Corporate Supporter establishes us as the industry leader as we continue our commitment in supporting the advancement of anesthesia documentation technology."

About Arnot Health
As a regional healthcare provider, Arnot Health provides diagnostic, ambulatory, secondary and tertiary acute care, as well as rehabilitative and wellness services to the Southern Tier of New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. Arnot Ogden Medical Center is an independent, not-for-profit, 256-bed tertiary medical facility with more than 300 physicians from over 50 specialties. For more information, visit

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 a rules-based charging system that has 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).

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