BOSTON, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Plexus Information Systems, Inc. (Plexus IS), a market-leading provider of Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS), announces its partnership with Steward Health Care System LLC (Steward), a community-based accountable care organization (ACO) that offers a full range of health care services to patients in Eastern Massachusetts, to install its AIMS solution, Anesthesia Touch™, in 13 Steward facilities. Since 2010, Steward has invested more than $850 million in its integrated care system to improve the quality of care, renovate facilities, upgrade technology and enhance the patient experience. Steward community hospitals earn top quality and safety ratings from leading industry groups.
"Anesthesia Touch is hands down the best anesthesia information management system on the market today," said Glynne D. Stanley M.D. FRCA, Director of Anesthesia. "The implementation of this AIMS solution across all of Steward's facilities will have wide-ranging benefits for the patients."
"Anesthesia Touch will enhance patient care and clinical efficiency by pulling together patient data into one system. In addition, the Plexus IS system will streamline the billing process at Steward Health Care by electronically delivering complete documentation to the billing office," said Rob Henry, Vice President of Client Services at Plexus Information Systems.
The Plexus IS anesthesia documentation solution, available on the iPad and Windows touchscreen, delivers a complete intraoperative anesthesia record that provides intelligent real-time clinical decision support, such as allergy alerts, antibiotic selection guidance and best practice compliance reminders. Clinicians save time and improve efficiency with an electronic intraoperative record that automatically captures patient's vital signs and supports concurrent charting, ideal for care team practice.
About Steward Health Care System
Steward Health Care is the largest fully integrated community care organization and community hospital network in New England. Headquartered in Boston, Steward is the third largest employer in MA with more than 17,000 employees in more than 150 communities. Steward is comprised of Steward Medical Group, Steward Health Care Network, and Steward Hospital Group. Steward Medical Group provides approximately 1 million patient encounters per year in 152 sites and manages homecare and hospice with 300,000 and 35,000 encounters respectively. Steward Health Care Network, a fully integrated care management company, has 2,800 physicians, with approximately 4 million patient encounters per year and affiliates or joint ventures with 22 urgent care centers. Steward's Hospital Group includes Saint Anne's Hospital in Fall River, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, Norwood Hospital, Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill and Methuen, Morton Hospital in Taunton, and New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton. Additional information is available at www.steward.org.
About Plexus Information Systems, Inc.
Plexus Information Systems (Plexus IS) is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems. Anesthesia Touch™ is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that support concurrent charting and streaming physiologic data. It is easy to use, improves processes, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use Stage 1 and 2. Pharmacy Touch, a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers narcotic tracking, charge capture and decision support at the point of care. For more information, visit www.plexusis.com.
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