Surgical Information Systems Introduces Powerful Anesthesia Business Intelligence Tool

March 1, 2010

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Surgical Information Systems Introduces Powerful Anesthesia Business Intelligence Tool

ATLANTA, March 1 -- Surgical Information Systems (SIS) today introduced a new Anesthesia View as part of its robust business intelligence tool, SIS Analytics.  This powerful solution gives anesthesia care givers the ability to identify clinical and operational issues, drill-down to determine root causes, compare actual to benchmarked performance, and customize the dashboards as needed to complete analysis and make actionable decisions.

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As the only perioperative business intelligence tool endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA), SIS Analytics allows for quick and insightful analysis of perioperative-specific information such as OR utilization, case costs, supply costs, compliance with SCIP, and more. Through easy-to-understand tables and graphical displays, SIS Analytics conveys detailed information in an intuitive manner. It also enables users to drill down into the information to easily figure out root causes and to quickly check assumptions and answer additional questions as they come to mind.  The solution provides benefits for not only the hospital, but the anesthesiologist as well - benefits including improved billing, compliance with pay-for-performance initiatives, and schedule management.

"SIS Analytics is a robust business intelligence solution already used by many SIS clients to drive improved profitability, operational efficiency, patient safety and quality of care," said SIS CEO Ed Daihl.  "As part of SIS' single database solution, the Anesthesia View incorporates data collected as an automatic by-product of the care process during every perioperative phase.  This makes it easy for anesthesia staff to relate anesthesia-specific data to the bigger picture, in order to make informed decisions."

  Utilizing the SIS Analytics Anesthesia View, anesthesia staff can:

  --  Access staffing patterns
  --  Trend acuity and demographics
  --  Quickly determine anesthesia times, surgical times, and outcomes by
  --  Monitor delivery of care & anesthesia-related outcomes
  --  Analyze anesthetic selection related to throughput
  --  Ensure concurrency rules and regulatory compliance
  --  Perform benchmarking and ad hoc clinical research
  --  Identify correlations with physiologic data and outcomes
  --  Track the number and type of cases completed
  --  Make informed projections and decisions

As a key part of the company's mobility initiative, SIS Analytics is easy-to-use and accessible via iPhones, giving users mobile access to up-to-date information for decision-making.  Easy access to actionable intelligence regarding the entire perioperative process with custom views such as the Anesthesia View leads to improved processes and improved patient safety.

About SIS

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 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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Source: Surgical Information Systems

CONTACT:  Brent Harrison, +1-800-866-0656,

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