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October 1, 2012

New York healthcare organisation expands surgical technology

Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare, a not-for-profit healthcare organisation in Utica, New York, US, has selected Surgical Information Systems' (SIS) anaesthesia information management system (AIMS) to improve operational efficiencies and support quality initiatives.

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Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare, a not-for-profit healthcare organisation in Utica, New York, US, has selected Surgical Information Systems’ (SIS) anaesthesia information management system (AIMS) to improve operational efficiencies and support quality initiatives.

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare has added the AIMS to its perioperative IT system, Sunrise Surgery from Allscripts, powered by SIS.

Faxton St. Luke’s senior vice president/CNO Patricia Roach said SIS’ workflow-driven anesthesia documentation enables fast, comprehensive and legible anesthesia records, an important safety feature for both patients and the care team.

"We are honoured to be part of Faxton St. Luke’s approach to meeting Meaningful Use requirements by delivering an anesthesia solution that is both feature-rich and Meaningful Use certified."

"The facilitated billing solution also helps us receive ARRA funding which helps us to lower the cost of implementation," Roach added.

"Given the direction health care is headed, these are significant benefits and helps our organisation to enhance safety and quality as well as improve efficiency and control costs."

The SIS AIMS solution works with the Allscripts Sunrise Clinical Manager electronic health records system and existing Sunrise Surgery solution to provide the flow of patient information throughout the perioperative continuum.

With the addition of anaesthesia automation, the hospital expects to create a fully electronic perioperative record, which will support the hospital in its goal of providing safe, efficient care.

Surgical Information Systems CEO Ed Daihl said hospitals and anesthesia providers are being challenged in areas such as reimbursement changes, increased regulatory reporting, and Meaningful Use.

"We are honoured to be part of Faxton St. Luke’s approach to meeting Meaningful Use requirements by delivering an anesthesia solution that is both feature-rich and Meaningful Use certified," Daihl added.

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