Surgical Information Systems is First Perioperative Healthcare Software Provider to Achieve ONC Meaningful Use Certification

SIS Perioperative software officially certified as a modular Electronic Health Record (EHR)

ATLANTA, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems (SIS), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced today that SIS Version 5 has been certified to meet 2011/2012 Stage 1 meaningful use measures as a modular Electronic Health Record (EHR). Certification was conducted by the Drummond Group, an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB).

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Certification enables eligible providers and hospitals to use the SIS Perioperative solution as part of their efforts to meet meaningful use measures and qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  

"This certification of the SIS Perioperative modular EHR positions our clients to utilize systems in one of the most critical areas of the hospital in their meaningful use plans," says Ed Daihl, CEO of Surgical Information Systems.  "The efficient exchange of perioperative data with other hospital systems optimizes the tremendous benefits automating surgery and anesthesia delivers in the areas of safety, efficiency and profitability and certification now ensures that we are part of their plans to achieve ARRA funding."

"We are delighted here at Huntsville Hospital to learn that SIS is the first certified perioperative modular EHR," says Rick Corn, CIO of Huntsville Hospital.  "It's this kind of leadership we look for from our technology partners and by taking the lead, driving interoperability and helping clients achieve meaningful use, companies such as SIS give us CIOs more to work with as we navigate these challenging times.   We appreciate SIS' efforts to be in front of the meaningful use curve and providing a solution focused on the health and safety of our patients and our hospital."  

"As the financial engine of the hospital, the perioperative department represents up to 60% of revenue and up to 40% of costs," says Daihl.  "In addition, up to 50% of all serious hospital-based errors take place in the Operating Room.  Our focus on highly inter-operable and certified solutions that meet the unique needs of the perioperative department supports providers in maximizing throughput, accurately capturing charges, managing supply, tissue and labor costs and applying powerful analytics to continue to improve the delivery of care."  

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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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 certified on November 19, 2010, Certification ID 11192010-6161-8.

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