Emerson Hospital, a multisite health system headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, has selected the full SIS solution from Surgical Information Systems (SIS) to replace its legacy surgical documentation system and automate its anaesthesia documentation process.
The SIS solution will interface with the hospital’s MEDITECH health information system and be implemented on its main campus in Concord, Massachusetts.
Emerson Hospital senior director of information systems Renee Fosberg said hospital needed a major upgrade to a modern, comprehensive perioperative system that would help it optimise its workflow and deliver high-quality, coordinated care throughout the perioperative environment.
"We selected SIS because it will help us make timely, actionable business decisions that can improve performance and tightly control costs," Fosberg added.
"SIS’s proven integration with our MEDITECH clinical system will help us create a comprehensive electronic record that provides access to data we need to support our revenue and outcomes goals."
The SIS solution will support Emerson’s goal of optimising operating room (OR) performance by implementing a single perioperative record.
The platform includes surgical scheduling, nursing documentation, role-based analytics, rules based charging, anesthesia information management system, patient tracking, perioperative dashboards and Integrated tissue tracking.
These features are expected to enhance continuity of care, as they help streamline clinical workflows, improve communications and standardise processes.
SIS CEO Ed Daihl said as the efficient delivery of quality outcomes becomes increasingly important to the OR’s financial and operational performance, hospitals depend on technology to help them capture, communicate and analyse information that gives them the edge.
"We are honoured to work with the Emerson team to help them continually improve their processes and support their goals to provide high-quality, safe and efficient care," Daihl added.
Emerson Hospital, a 179-bed hospital with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford, provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns.
Image: Emerson Hospital main entrance. Photo courtesy of Emerson Hospital.