Memorial Hospital Powers Perioperative and Enterprise Business Intelligence Strategy with Analytics from Surgical Information Systems

Interoperability with Periop and EHR systems delivers operational insight and actionable information that drives quality and efficiency improvements

Oct 22, 2012, 15:32 ET from Surgical Information Systems

ATLANTA, Oct.  22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems ('SIS'), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced today that Memorial Hospital has selected SIS Analytics as their business intelligence solution to measure and manage clinical, quality and financial performance throughout their perioperative department across three facilities.  Memorial Hospital includes the Central, North, and Printers Park locations and is a member of University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), a unique Colorado-based health care system that combines community-based care and academic medicine.

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Memorial replaced their Picis OR analytics and reporting solution and paired SIS Analytics with their core Cerner HIS system to provide nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists and hospital executives with a clear view of the performance of their perioperative department and actionable information that helps them develop plans to improve processes and efficiency.

"Memorial is constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of care we provide our patients," said Susan Baldwin, Director of Perioperative Services for Memorial Hospital.  "SIS Analytics gives us immediate access to the rich data in our core IS system and beyond.  This intelligence will help us drive improved safety, quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction throughout our hospitals."

SIS' unique business intelligence methodology and data visualization toolset, along with their expertise in every aspect of the perioperative process, brought unparalleled value to Memorial.  Immediate visibility and proven results in their Perioperative department demonstrated the solution's value to healthcare executives and prompted enterprise-wide adoption of the SIS methodology to Memorial's "self-service" enterprise business intelligence approach. 

The award-winning healthcare organization now uses SIS Analytics to view, explore and measure an extensible data set from other systems, in addition to perioperative data.  Memorial will expand the use of the highly-adaptive analytics platform with its implementation of Epic, where it will blend data from Epic and systems across the enterprise, making it available to SIS Analytics for sophisticated analysis -- an essential part of Memorial's strategy.

"SIS put business discovery tools into the hands of our stakeholders and decision makers and made it incredibly easy to get quick answers to the questions that matter most to them," stated Ajay Behal, Director of Business Intelligence for Memorial Hospital. "They helped us turn our BI strategy into reality throughout our enterprise."

"Access to comprehensive, actionable information is the catalyst for achieving the efficiency, quality and safety improvements that hospital leaders need to remain competitive," said Ed Daihl, CEO, Surgical Information Systems. "Memorial's results demonstrate the power of sophisticated analytics combined with perioperative know-how that you can't get anywhere else.  We are honored to work with the Memorial team as they use SIS technology to continue to deliver safe, efficient, high-quality care to their community."   

About University of Colorado Health
University of Colorado Health is a Front Range health system that delivers the highest quality patient care with the highest quality patient experience.  University of Colorado Health combines Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, Colorado Health Medical Group (formerly Poudre Valley Medical Group), and University of Colorado Hospital into an organization dedicated to building a healthier community and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. Separately, these institutions can continue providing superior care to patients and service to the communities they serve. Together, they push the boundaries of medicine, attracting more research funding, hosting more clinical trials and improving health through innovation.

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 solutions 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). SIS Anesthesia was rated #1 in the recently released anesthesia specialty report by KLAS.[1] For more information, visit our website,

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. © 2012 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

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