Barnes-Jewish Hospital Implements Feature-Rich Perioperative Solution from Surgical Information Systems

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 News on IT in Healthcare
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ATLANTA, Dec. 15 Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO recently went live with a perioperative solution from Surgical Information Systems (SIS), following a customized implementation that optimized the system according to the hospital's unique workflows.


The comprehensive SIS Solution implemented at BJH featured the AHA endorsed SIS Surgical Scheduling and a Rules-Based Charging system granted "Peer Reviewed" status by HFMA. It also included SIS Trax, the comprehensive tissue management system for which BJH was a development partner. All SIS solutions utilize a single database to provide for optimal efficiency at every step of the perioperative process.

Since 2006, SIS has been providing its surgery management solution to many BJC HealthCare hospitals including Alton Memorial Hospital, Christian Hospital Northeast, Progress West HealthCare Center, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and now the 1,100 bed Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

"Barnes-Jewish Hospital, in partnership with SIS, has implemented a solution focused specifically on the needs of the operating room," said Jerry Vuchak, Vice President of Information Services at BJC HealthCare. "The SIS implementation met our high expectations and provided us with a flexible methodology that gives us exactly what we need for best practices in the surgery department."

Ed Daihl, SIS CEO, said that the successful implementation at Barnes-Jewish Hospital illustrates the importance of a focused, feature-rich solution for the perioperative department that works easily with operations and systems that are already in place.

"SIS listens," said Daihl. "During implementations we provide standards to guide and promote best practices, but we also enable clients to customize their solutions to match their facilities' unique workflows. Whereas some companies offer canned implementation approaches that force rigid adoption of third party processes, we understand the need to be flexible and completely interoperable with other hospital systems."

SIS has been focused on interoperability since its inception, and is a leader in recognizing and providing full software interoperability to enable hospital information to flow effortlessly with easy-to-integrate solutions. The SIS commitment to interoperability ensures client success and helps to build meaningful electronic health records wherever implemented.

About Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and the largest private employer in the St. Louis region. An affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital has a 1,700 member medical staff with many who are recognized in the "Best Doctors in America". Exceptional quality has earned the hospital a place on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of America's best hospitals for the past 16 consecutive years. Learn more by visiting

About SIS

SIS provides software solutions that are uniquely designed to add value at every point of the perioperative process. Developed specifically for the complex surgical environment, all SIS solutions - including anesthesia - are architected on a single database and integrate easily with other hospital systems. SIS offers the only surgical scheduling system endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA), and a rules-based charging system that has been granted Peer Reviewed status by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

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SOURCE Surgical Information Systems

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