Surgical Information Systems Recognizes Clients for Financial, Clinical, and Operational Improvements

2013 Perioperative Leadership Awards presented at annual user conference

Apr 18, 2013, 12:11 ET from Surgical Information Systems

ATLANTA, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems ("SIS"), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced the winners of the annual SIS Perioperative Leadership Awards at the company's client conference, SIS Congress, this week. Recognizing outstanding leadership in meeting clinical, financial, and operational goals with support from the SIS perioperative solution, awards were presented in six categories. SIS recognized hospital systems that exemplify the innovative use of healthcare information technology to advance perioperative operations.


"It is inspiring to see how our clients are using the SIS Solution to help them achieve new levels of care quality, patient satisfaction, financial results, and regulatory compliance," said SIS CEO Ed Daihl. "We are honored to recognize their innovation and leadership with these awards."

Awards were presented to the following organizations:

Children's of AlabamaBirmingham, AL
Patient Impact
Children's of Alabama received the Patient Impact award for their use of the SIS Solution to help improve processes and workflow in their Anesthesia Pre-screening Unit. The process changes enabled Children's of Alabama to pre-screen 10% more patients, which reduced day of surgery cancellations by 3%.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – New Brunswick, NJ
Financial Achievement
Seeking to improve OR utilization, block utilization, turnover times, and on-time case starts, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital used SIS Analytics to easily access the data they needed to improve their OR Key Performance Indicators. Specific results include: increased OR utilization to 70%; increased block utilization by 10%; increased surgical volume by 1%; reduced overtime by 47% resulting in a savings of $563,000; and improved first case on-time starts to 85%.

"We are honored to receive this award that highlights the success we have had using SIS Analytics," said Amy Smith, Vice President of Perioperative Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. "The ability to easily access reliable data helped us create a culture of accountability as we were able to review compliance daily and provide immediate feedback or follow-up when our targets were not met."

Regional Medical Center at MemphisMemphis, TN
Winning Team
The Winning Team at Regional Medical Center at Memphis employed dedicated implementation staff that worked hand-in-hand with SIS to implement the complete SIS Solution in just 22 weeks, which dramatically sped the time-to-value for the organization. In the first month after go-live, Regional Medical Center at Memphis improved first case on-time starts by 41%, achieved 100% compliance with SCIP measures, and decreased the length of PAT appointments by 70%.

Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare – Utica, NY
Advancing Anesthesia
Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare received the Advancing Anesthesia award for their work to add SIS Anesthesia to their SIS Solution, creating a single, comprehensive perioperative patient record. The internal leadership at Faxton St. Luke's was dedicated to ensuring a smooth implementation and go-live as the organization transitioned to electronic anesthesia documentation. Faxton St. Luke's transitioned from 100% paper anesthesia charts to 100% electronic records.

Community Hospital – Grand Junction, CO
Product Leadership
Recognizing its legacy OR technology was outdated, cumbersome and lacked sufficient reporting capabilities, Community Hospital turned to SIS for a new scheduling, nursing documentation, and analytics solution that would integrate with its MEDITECH enterprise system. Community Hospital received the Product Leadership award for their collaboration with SIS to complete the MEDITECH integration and create a repeatable process for future implementations.

Susquehanna Health – Williamsport, PA
Perioperative Leader of the Year
Susquehanna Health was awarded the Perioperative Leader of the Year award for using the SIS Solution to help them create a high-performing perioperative services organization. Susquehanna Health's objectives for their perioperative solution included: proven interoperability with their Siemens Soarian® enterprise solution; a single database with nursing and anesthesia documentation; intelligent data to enhance and drive outstanding performance; and, a solution that embodied the spirit of Susquehanna Health's strategic plan.

SIS Congress offered attendees over 40 client and industry-led educational sessions and hands-on workshops, with networking events to allow them to interact with other SIS clients to share common practices and lessons learned.

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 tools 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).

For more information, visit our website,  SIS Anesthesia was notably rated #1 in the recently released anesthesia specialty report by KLAS and awarded the Category Leader Designation in the 2012 Best In KLAS Awards.[1]

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[1] "AIMS 2012: Cooperation is Key." August, 2012 and "2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services." December, 2012. © 2012 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.      

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