Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital Selects SIS Anesthesia and SIS Analytics From Surgical Information Systems

Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) to Improve Operational Efficiencies and Support Quality Initiatives

May 23, 2012, 15:43 ET from Surgical Information Systems

ATLANTA, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems (SIS), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced today that Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital (IOH) has selected SIS Anesthesia, the company's anesthesia information management system (AIMS). IOH is a physician-owned specialty hospital in Indianapolis conducting over 10,000 surgical procedures per year. 

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Along with the SIS AIMS solution, IOH will be implementing SIS Analytics Anesthesia View, a role-based analytics tool that provides anesthesia providers with actionable intelligence to view data from the OR and improve anesthesia work flow processes and operational efficiencies.

Executives at IOH cited several factors in selecting the SIS AIMS solution including:

  • increased efficiencies in the OR with automated work flow wizards that assure complete clinical documentation;
  • robust anesthesia analytics tools that assist in regulatory reporting and support better patient outcomes; and
  • integration into the organization's core Meditech hospital information system, including its surgery module.

"An electronic anesthesia record and a rich set of perioperative data to support reporting and care improvement efforts is a key component of our ongoing success, especially in the current hospital operating environment which is impacted so strongly by health care reform mandates and intensifying demands from health care payers," said Joseph R. Lafnitzegger, M.D., IOH's Chief of Anesthesia, "SIS' AIMS solution will allow our anesthesia providers to more quickly complete clinical documentation, freeing up more time for direct patient care."

Working closely with its integration partner, Iatric Systems, Inc. (Boxford, MA), SIS will provide direct integration between SIS Anesthesia and the hospital's Meditech OR information system enabling data to flow directly on to the hospital's core Meditech EHR.

"SIS Anesthesia, coupled with role-based business intelligence with SIS Analytics, meets the needs of hospitals like Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital that have a surgery solution and need robust AIMS functionality to complete their perioperative automation," said Ed Daihl, SIS Chief Executive Officer.

SIS' AIMS is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and SIS Analytics was recently granted Peer Reviewed status by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

About Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital

On March 1, 2005, OrthoIndy opened the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital (IOH) to provide central Indiana residents with complete bone, joint, spine and muscle care in a patient-focused, like-home environment. Quality patient care serves as the foundation for the physician-owned and operated hospital, which is evident in the ratings received from Press Ganey, CareChex and WomenCertified®. IOH was named the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Summit Award Winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. for sustaining the highest level of customer satisfaction for three or more consecutive years. In 2011, IOH was named among the Top 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience by WomenCertified. IOH has received numerous awards from CareChex, a division of The Delta Group, the nation's largest privately-held healthcare information service company. Ratings include: #1 in the Nation for Major Orthopaedic Surgery for Patient Safety in 2011 and #1 in the State for Major Orthopaedic Surgery for Patient Safety in 2012.

For more information on IOH, please call (317) 802-2000 or visit us at:

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). For more information, visit our website,

SOURCE Surgical Information Systems