Four Hospitals Select Perioperative Management by Surgical Information Systems

Streamlined workflow, enterprise information sharing, and enhanced interoperability support improved clinical, operational, and financial performance

Dec 20, 2013, 11:41 ET from Surgical Information Systems

ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems (SIS), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced today Perioperative Management by SIS has been selected by four healthcare organizations to automate surgery and anesthesia documentation processes and provide perioperative analytics for measuring and tracking clinical, operational, and financial performance. Hospitals set to implement the solution include:

  • Archbold Memorial Hospital
  • San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
  • Virginia Hospital Center
  • Western Connecticut Health Network

The perioperative information management solution, which integrates with the Siemens Soarian® enterprise health information system, consists of OR scheduling, pre-admission testing and administrative modules, nursing documentation, an anesthesia information management system (AIMS), inventory control, rules-based charging, and role-based perioperative analytics.

"Today more than ever, hospitals need an IT solution that is not only uniquely designed to help deliver safety, efficiency, and cost reduction at every point of the perioperative care process, but is also fully-interoperable -- enabling the flow of information to support high-quality care delivery throughout the enterprise," said SIS CEO Ed Daihl. "The combination of SIS' deep expertise in surgery, integrated with the Siemens Soarian enterprise solution, is an essential component of that strategy for these health systems."

Single perioperative record, including anesthesia, supports care coordination and performance

To support their goals of improved quality outcomes and reduced costs, San Francisco General and Western Connecticut Health Network selected Perioperative Management by SIS to help their providers share information, reduce redundant documentation, and have more time to focus on patient care.  The comprehensive solution, including an anesthesia information management system (AIMS) and role-based perioperative analytics, resides on the same single database and enables care providers to document the entire continuum of surgical care, from preadmission to discharge, in a single, integrated perioperative record.

"Workflow Wizards in SIS help providers complete fast, comprehensive, and legible electronic anesthesia documentation, allowing them more time to focus on patient care," notes Dr. Jenson Wong, anesthesiologist and Chief Medical Information Officer at San Francisco General Hospital. "We are looking forward to comprehensive perioperative analytics with SIS to drive efficiency, reduce waste, and improve value to our patients in the operating room, which has recently adopted Lean management principles."

Western Connecticut Health Network selected the SIS solution for its ability to provide both users and hospital leadership easy access to a rich data set of information.  Valuable insights into clinical, operational and financial metrics will help them measure performance and also design strategies to improve and sustain results. 

Streamlined information sharing supports enhanced care across the enterprise

Archbold Memorial Hospital and Virginia Hospital Center looked to Perioperative Management by SIS to create a comprehensive surgical record that is interoperable with their Soarian® Clinicals solution. Advanced integration between SIS and Siemens Soarian® health information system help providers and administrators improve workflows and processes, support quality initiatives, and reduce costs.

The technology is designed to help hospitals like Archbold and Virginia Hospital Center streamline nursing and anesthesia documentation and facilitate the flow of patient information. Electronic data exchange between the perioperative environment and enterprise clinical systems helps ensure providers have the data they need to support efforts to improve patient care and efficiency.

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 rules-based charging and analytics 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,  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. 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.

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