KLAS Ranks Surgical Information Systems Tops in Anesthesia Information Management Solutions (AIMS)

Technology advancements, interoperability strength, and implementation and training highlighted as key factors in SIS client satisfaction

ATLANTA, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems ('SIS'), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced today that SIS Anesthesia, the company's anesthesia information management system (AIMS), was rated #1 in the recently released anesthesia specialty report by KLAS.  In the report, AIMS 2012: Cooperation is Key, 100% of clients surveyed said they would buy SIS Anesthesia again.[1]

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KLAS cited SIS for its "forethought and planning that go into implementation, such as having a test installation that lets clinicians get familiar with the system before the go live" and noted that "SIS has some of the best reporting capabilities." The report also cites how SIS' "recent product and service improvements make SIS Anesthesia the top ranked product."

Offered as either part of SIS' comprehensive, single-database perioperative IT solution or integrated with other surgery solutions, SIS Anesthesia delivers the tools anesthesia providers and hospitals need to support their goals of simplifying clinical documentation, improving care quality, and boosting financial performance. "Customer satisfaction outcomes happen when organizations and anesthesiologists come together to purchase their AIMS," says the report. "[SIS] was the only vendor where anesthesiologist satisfaction and hospital staff satisfaction mirrored each other. . . "

The solution's Wizard-based workflow helps anesthesia providers quickly and easily document patient encounters, enabling them to streamline their day and generate a more complete anesthesia record.  Using SIS, they can also collect and analyze drug administration data, patient demographics, and clinical outcomes while surgeons can view data pertinent to their specific cases. Anesthesia-specific analytics transform clinical data into actionable intelligence for enhanced decision-making that supports quality improvements. The system's intelligent workflow and interoperability with information systems across the healthcare enterprise – including Allscripts and Siemens perioperative solutions – help ensure smooth data flow and speed communication to help improve patient safety and eliminate duplicate data entry. 

SIS' AIMS is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA), having met the organization's requirements for quality, integrity, innovation, stability, and flexibility.

The SIS Anesthesia solution has functionality that supports both anesthesia providers' workflow and their ability to provide excellent patient care," said Christine Doyle, M.D., Anesthesiologist, President, Coast Anesthesia Group. "In addition, its advanced capabilities have allowed us to analyze our practices, specifically for compliance-related items such as SCIP and making sure all cases meet all the criteria necessary."

In addition to its overall first-place ranking, SIS achieved top scores or tied for tops scores in numerous topical areas including:

  • Overall Product Quality and Delivery of New Technology
  • Quality of Implementation and Training
  • Supports Integration Goals
  • Quality of Phone/Web Support
  • Proactive Service and Executive Involvement
  • Overall Communication
  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Recommend to a Peer/Friend

"Our first priority has always been to help our clients maximize their clinical and financial success.  SIS is honored to receive this recognition from our clients and proud of our KLAS record with SIS Anesthesia." said SIS CEO Ed Daihl, "As healthcare faces the continued challenges of shifting reimbursement patterns, healthcare reform-related policy and quality mandates, and evolving meaningful use requirements, we are well prepared to partner with clinicians and executive leaders to help them improve the safety, cost-effectiveness and quality of the services they deliver."

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Founded in 1996, KLAS staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email [email protected], or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.

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, www.SISFirst.com.

SIS, the SIS logo, and Surgical Information Systems are trademarks of Surgical Information Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. 

[1] "AIMS 2012: Cooperation is Key," August, 2012. © 2012 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com


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