MedCentral Health System in Ohio, US, has opted for Surgical Information Systems’ (SIS) anaesthesia automation, perioperative analytics, patient tracking, and integrated tissue tracking platforms to improve efficiencies and support cost savings and quality initiatives.
The hospital will implement the technology in both of its acute care hospitals in addition to its surgery centre.
According to the hospital, minimising OR costs is essential for managing changing reimbursement models such as Value-Based Purchasing (VBP), which lowers reimbursement payments to hospitals by 1%.
MedCentral Health System vice president and CIO Mike Mistretta said that hospitals are regularly challenged to reduce costs while providing safe and efficient care to patients.
"Completely automating the perioperative suite with SIS supports our goals to deliver safe, efficient quality care while alleviating some of those cost pressures such as VBP and other changing payment models," Mistretta added.
"Adding functionality for anaesthesia documentation and analytics, as well as enterprise interoperability, will help ensure that clinicians can access electronic patient information across the full continuum of care for our patients."
The health system will implement an anaesthesia information management system, role-based analytics for managing surgical operations, patient tracking through all phases of care, and integrated tissue management.
The SIS Complete Periop solution will improve efficiency and communication across the care continuum by integrating with the hospital’s Siemens Soarian health information system.
SIS chief executive officer Ed Daihl said, "Working closely with Siemens as their exclusive partner for perioperative IT, we’ve developed world-class interoperability with Siemens Soarian that will help MedCentral maintain its status as a health IT pioneer and deliver high levels of care quality and financial performance demanded by the industry today."