Shareable Ink Announces Launch of Shareable Ink Analytics for Anesthesia

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) -  Shareable Ink, the leading provider of enterprise‐grade digital pen and paper applications for healthcare, today announced the general availability of its newest solution, Shareable Ink AnalyticsTM for Anesthesia. The business intelligence module is a valuable extension of Shareable Ink Anesthesia RecordTM that automatically extracts clinical, quality, and efficiency‐related data from paper anesthesia records. Real‐time access to information helps improve outcomes and operations.

Shareable Ink Analytics enables hospitals and groups to analyze 100 percent of charts without labor‐intensive manual chart reviews and data extraction. The new solution incorporates dashboards and drill‐down reports for a variety of clinical and administrative metrics, including Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) measures, anesthesia turnover times, and on‐time case starts. Managers can easily pinpoint areas of improvement and compare performance across facilities and providers by viewing increasingly granular data: from the health system level to individual outliers and cases of interest.

"More than 90 percent of anesthesia recordkeeping is paper‐based. As a result, operational data has been traditionally difficult, if not impossible, to aggregate and understand," said Stephen S. Hau, President and CEO of Shareable Ink. "The Shareable Ink approach enables anesthesia providers to continue their familiar documentation method, while providing all the analytical benefits of electronic data output."

"With 360 providers in 28 different hospitals and ASCs, Shareable Ink Analytics gives us the ability to instantly review, report, and manage real-time performance," said Brian Woods, MD, Chief Medical Officer of NorthStar Anesthesia. "From patient clinical outcome measures to OR throughput efficiency assessments, we can now know exactly how we are doing at the enterprise, facility, and individual provider level."

Shareable Ink Analytics will be featured at the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Annual Meeting -- ANESTHESIOLOGY 2010 -- in San Diego from October 16 through October 20. To learn more, please stop by the Shareable Ink booth (#3930).

About Shareable Ink
Shareable Ink helps healthcare organizations of all sizes transition to electronic health records without disruption to workflow or burdensome IT projects. Its software platform incorporates enterprise‐grade digital pen and paper technology featuring Anoto functionality. Shareable Ink enables clinicians to continue documenting in the fastest, most natural manner, while populating the EHR with discrete data, as if typed with a keyboard. Built‐in analytics give hospitals and practices insight into their operations -- from a clinical, quality and efficiency standpoint -- all previously inaccessible from traditional paper records. For additional information, visit

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