Flagler Hospital Selects Perioperative IT From Surgical Information Systems

Hospital's new OR solution functionality will support quality initiatives, cost improvement

Jan 08, 2013, 10:47 ET from Surgical Information Systems

ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems ("SIS"), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced today that Flagler Hospital has selected Sunrise Surgery™ powered by SIS to replace its legacy perioperative IT system.   Flagler is a private, non-for profit 335-bed acute care center located in St. Augustine, FL. The hospital has ranked among the top 5% in the nation for clinical excellence and patient safety since 2005 and was Northeast Florida's first hospital to receive the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet hospital award. 

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"The OR is often the financial engine of a hospital and for it to be successful from a business perspective, you need the right tools to drive efficiency," said Jason Barrett, Chief Operating Officer at Flagler Hospital. "Most importantly, advanced functionality provided by SIS will help us continue to excel in bringing the best in quality care while also enhancing value for our patients."

Sunrise Surgery powered by SIS will support Flagler's goals of optimizing operating room (OR) performance by implementing a single perioperative record and includes modules for:

  • Surgical scheduling including preadmission testing, supporting goals to reduce day of surgery delays and cancellations;
  • Nursing documentation and an anesthesia information management system (AIMS) designed to streamline clinical workflows;
  • Rules-based charging to accurately capture and bill for all charges
  • Role-based analytics to assist in better understanding and managing surgical operations, including anesthesia-specific information; and
  • Patient tracking through all phases of care to improve communications and core metrics including on time case starts and room turnover times.

Interoperability between Sunrise Surgery and Flagler's health information system, Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager™, will facilitate the flow of patient information throughout the perioperative continuum. "The ability to build a comprehensive perioperative record throughout the perioperative continuum gives our clinicians the information they need – when they need it and where they need it," said Bill Rieger, CIO at Flagler. "The entire care team can use this data to support quality initiatives and efficiency improvements."

"Using clearly-visible and highly-integrated patient data within the OR space reduces costs and streamlines efficiencies in this critical environment," said Ed Daihl, SIS Chief Executive Officer. "Flagler recognizes the importance of maintaining a healthy OR and we are honored to help them further advance OR excellence with SIS."

About Flagler Hospital

Flagler Hospital is a 335 bed, acute care hospital that has been ranked among the top 5% of all hospitals in the nation for both clinical excellence and patient safety for the past seven consecutive years. The hospital has operated as a not-for-profit healthcare institution in St. Augustine, Florida since its founding in 1889. In recent years, the hospital has earned accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Care Centers, National accreditation for its total hip and total knee replacement programs, and Center of Excellence Designation for its Bariatric Surgery Center.

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 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).  For more information visit our website, www.SISFirst.com.

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