Community Hospital, in Grand Junction, Colorado, US, will deploy Surgical Information Systems’ (SIS) perioperative IT system at its two facilities, including a newly constructed hospital and an outpatient surgery centre.

"The solution is expected to help Community Hospital to minimise operational costs and improve patient care."

The new perioperative IT system, which will replace the existing system, will interface with the hospital’s Meditech health information system to improve efficiencies, by reducing data duplication and improving the accuracy of information.

The solution is expected to help Community Hospital to minimise operational costs and improve patient care.

Chris Thomas, Community Hospital CEO, said surgery is the backbone and economic centre of any hospital and if it is not running well, the entire hospital suffers.

"By creating a preeminent perioperative centre with the SIS Solution driving efficient documentation and processes, we can generate substantial cost savings, support improved patient care, and position ourselves to improve and maintain the financial health of our entire facility," Thomas added.

The solution will also help the hospital to reduce surgery delays and cancellations, streamline clinical workflows and reimburse and eliminate missed charges and late penalties.

Annette Saylor, Community Hospital surgical services director, said the SIS solution will help optimise the entire department with improved workflows, improved charge capture and a robust analytics solution.

"Additionally, the access to actionable information will help us manage OR expenses and improve OR processes, which ultimately supports our efforts to provide better patient care," Saylor added.

Ed Daihl, SIS chief executive officer, said Community Hospital’s surgery-focused strategy will generate prosperity for their entire facility.

"Their investment in the SIS solution as the IT centerpiece in the OR will help them reduce costs, support care quality initiatives and position them to combat the challenges that face hospitals today," Ed Daihl added.