Surgical Information Systems Expands Perioperative Partnership with Wishard Health Services

New tools to increase perioperative optimization for growing public hospital

Dec 20, 2010, 19:30 ET from Surgical Information Systems

ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wishard Health Services ("Wishard") has expanded its partnership with Surgical Information Systems ('SIS") by adding anesthesia, business intelligence and patient tracking capabilities to its existing SIS perioperative system.  

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Wishard Health Services is a general medical and surgical hospital located in Indianapolis, Indiana that manages 530 beds.  As a public, teaching hospital, Wishard is affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine, the second largest U.S. medical school and one of the three largest anesthesia programs in the country.  Wishard is also in the process of replacing its flagship hospital with a new, state-of-the-art hospital set to open in December 2013.  

A SIS client since 2001, Wishard has leveraged its single database solution to improve the safety, efficiency and profitability of delivering perioperative services.  Wishard will build on these successes by implementing additional tools to further optimize the surgery department's impact on the entire hospital.  These tools include:

  1. SIS Anesthesia, a complete anesthesia solution that provides the accuracy and automation needed to manage patients and optimize anesthesia practice.
  2. SIS Analytics, an AHA-endorsed perioperative business intelligence solution facilitates perioperative optimization.
  3. SIS Com, a web-based patient tracking and communication solution providing the latest status information as a patient moves through the perioperative process, improving patient flow, throughput and satisfaction.

"We are adding additional capabilities to improve communications, utilize business intelligence for continual process improvement and automate anesthesia - all designed to further increase OR efficiency," said Leeann Blue, MSN, RN and Chief Nursing Officer for Wishard Health Services.  "We run one of the largest anesthesiology residency programs in the nation and with SIS, these doctors will be trained utilizing the latest technology that enables them to view and participate in a complete perioperative electronic health record (EHR)."

Wishard continues to implement its vision of interoperable health records and along with SIS will implement new data exchange technology to provide efficient information exchange among all systems and facilities including Wishard's Regenstrief Health Center.  

"SIS provides solutions that deliver bottom line results and most importantly improve the delivery of health care," said Ed Daihl, SIS Chief Executive Officer.  "Leading institutions like Wishard are automating anesthesia using a perioperative information system specifically designed for care givers to keep the focus on the patient and delivering the best care possible.  We are pleased to partner with such a well regarded program as this to meet the needs of tomorrow's anesthesiology professionals."

About Wishard Health Services

For nearly 150 years, Wishard Health Services has provided high quality, cost-effective healthcare to the citizens of Marion County. Wishard is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Nationally recognized programs include Midtown Community Mental Health Center, IU National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, a level I trauma center, senior care program, comprehensive stroke program and regional burn center. Wishard Health Services is the public hospital division of the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County and is managed by the Indiana University School of Medicine whose physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services.

About SIS

Surgical Information Systems ("SIS") provides certified 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 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).

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