Ardent Health Services Adds Anesthesia Documentation by Surgical Information Systems to Seven Hospitals
ATLANTA, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Surgical Information Systems (“SIS”), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced today that Ardent Health Services of Nashville, Tenn. will expand its system-wide use of the SIS Solution to include anesthesia automation, analytics and patient tracking on a single perioperative record. In preparation for upcoming meaningful-use criteria, Ardent will partner with SIS to be interoperable with McKesson systems in its hospitals in Albuquerque, N.M. and Tulsa, Okla. in order to improve patient safety, ease of use and functionality.
“The SIS Solution will allow us to improve our care to patients,” said Steve Landgarten, M.D., chief medical officer and chief quality officer of Ardent Health Services. “With these modules, caregivers in our hospitals can view important patient information in real-time such as which medications have been administered, when they were administered and what impact those medications have over time. It’s a much improved patient tracking, documentation and analytics process.”
SIS Anesthesia is the only specialty anesthesia system featuring a shared database with a perioperative system. This shared database enables continuity of care as any change to the perioperative record that impacts the anesthesia record is automatically reflected in the anesthesia record, optimizing the automation of the care process. A single perioperative record is efficient, easy-to-use, cost effective and provides for consistent documentation across the perioperative continuum – supporting a higher quality of patient care.
In order to improve operational efficiencies and support continual process improvement, Ardent has also elected to implement SIS patient tracking and analytics tools. SIS Web enables the health system’s surgeons, anesthesia providers and others involved in the care process to view the entire OR schedule and patient tracking information remotely. SIS Analytics provides role-based business intelligence to support operational improvement efforts by enabling users to drill down into perioperative information to easily identify root causes in an intuitive manner, using easy-to-understand tables and graphical displays. “The SIS solution is an important part of our strategy to provide a higher-quality, more cost effective, perioperative care,” said Landgarten.
SIS CEO Ed Daihl said that hospital-wide systems often struggle to provide the rich functionality and seamless data entry available through the SIS Solution. “Hospitals are finding that a single integrated perioperative record has tremendous patient safety benefits, which is the entire purpose behind meaningful-use criteria,” said Daihl. “We are thrilled that our partnership with Ardent Health Services has led them to choose SIS as a central part of their meaningful-use strategy. By leveraging the single-database SIS solution with McKesson HIS systems, Ardent will continue to provide its anesthesia providers with exceptional functionality to deliver outstanding patient care.”
About Ardent Health Services
Ardent Health Services invests in quality health care. In people, technology, facilities and communities, Ardent makes considerable investments – producing high quality care and extraordinary results. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent subsidiaries own and operate health systems in the U.S. Its network includes seven acute care hospitals, a rehabilitation hospital, a multi-specialty physician group, a 220,000 member health plan, retail pharmacies and a nationally-recognized medical laboratory.
For more information visit www.ardenthealth.com
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).
Surgical Information Systems’ 5.0.3 release is an ONC-ATCB Modular EHR. This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.
Surgical Information Systems’ 5.0.3 release was certified on November 19, 2010, Certification ID 11192010-6161-8.
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