SIS Expands Relationship with BJC HealthCare with Best-in-class Perioperative IT solution

Hospitals Continue to Adopt Specialized Tools to Improve Workflows and Processes, Generate Cost Savings, and Support Quality Initiatives in the OR

Nov 29, 2012, 09:51 ET from Surgical Information Systems

ATLANTA, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing relationship with BJC HealthCare, Surgical Information Systems (SIS), a leader in perioperative information systems, will be providing its perioperative IT solution to two additional BJC facilities.  Both Saint Louis Children's Hospital, which U.S. News & World Report named to its Honor Roll of America's Best Children's Hospitals, and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, which received three 2012 Excellence in Healthcare 5-Star Awards from Professional Research Consultants (PRC) for excelling in patient care, will use the SIS solution to automate patient scheduling and documentation in their perioperative department relative to surgery scheduling and nursing intraoperative documentation.

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Since 2006, SIS has been providing its surgery management solution to many of the organization's other hospitals including Alton Memorial Hospital, Christian Hospital, Progress West HealthCare Center, Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital implemented the system in January 2012 and St. Louis Children's Hospital is preparing for rollout in early 2013.

Perioperative professionals from SIS have worked closely with hospital executives, surgeons, clinicians, and OR management across BJC to focus on initiatives to support improved patient safety and financial outcomes with help of the SIS solution.  SIS CEO Ed Daihl says,  "For a medical organization the size and sophistication of BJC HealthCare, this helps to streamline clinical documentation processes that support cost control and care quality initiatives while providing full software interoperability with the hospitals' other IT solutions."

The two facilities will also implement SIS Analytics, a robust analytics tool that enables hospital leadership and OR management to make informed decisions based on accurate clinical and business data.  It will be fully integrated into the hospital's SIS database, giving users immediate access to perioperative data in order to improve OR processes that reduce costs and support quality initiatives.

About St. Louis Children's Hospital

St. Louis Children's Hospital has provided specialized care for children for more than 130 years. Both US News & World Report and Parents magazine rank St. Louis Children's among the Top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation. In 2010 the hospital received the Magnet re-designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation's highest honor for nursing excellence.  St. Louis Children's Hospital is affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine, one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation.  The hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare. For more information, visit, or visit us @STLChildrens on Facebook and Twitter.

About Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital has been bringing high-quality health care to West St. Louis County since 1989. The hospital provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services, a Heart and Vascular Center, pulmonary function, radiology, Siteman Cancer Center, a Sleep Disorders Center, and physical therapy and rehabilitation, as well as a full range of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures including colorectal, urology, orthopedics, plastics, ENT and ophthalmology. As part of its dedication to excellence, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare and is aligned with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. For more information, visit

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