The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has deployed LiveData PeriOp Manager in its operating rooms at the Ann Arbor healthcare facility in Michigan.

LiveData is a US-based provider of real-time data integration, analytics and visualisation solutions for customers in electric power and healthcare.

Document Storage Systems (DSS), a partner of LiveData, was responsible for installing PeriOp Manager throughout the OR suite.

The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) facility serves as a referral centre for specialty care and operates 109 acute care beds and 40 community living centre (extended care) beds.

In 2015, VAAAHS was used by more than 65,000 veterans living in the 15 county area of Michigan and northwest Ohio.

LiveData and DSS collaborated to deliver and install a perioperative workflow solution for users of VistA, the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture electronic health record system.

DSS president Mark Byers said: "We can give no greater tribute to our veterans than to pursue continued excellence in the VHA healthcare system.

"LiveData PeriOp Manager serves an essential role as a vital patient safety addition to the VistA environment."

"LiveData PeriOp Manager serves an essential role as a vital patient safety addition to the VistA environment."

LiveData PeriOp Manager synchronises perioperative workflow across the entire perioperative suite to create an optimal care environment for patients and staff.

It also helps to co-ordinate patient flow and care, as well as related resources such as preoperative assessment and discharge in real-time.

PeriOp Manager streamlines OR throughput and promotes full compliance with CMS, the Joint Commission, and other critical patient safety mandates.

LiveData president Jeff Robbins said: "Today’s hospitals want a truly patient-centric operating room where the surgical team can focus more fully and effectively on the patient.

"Technology integrated with VistA is the clinician’s greatest ally in bringing high-quality patient care and OR efficiency to veterans."

PeriOp Manager includes an OR schedule board, PreOp board, OR dashboard, patient flow, family waiting board, and analytics.