Surgical Information Systems Recognizes Clients for Perioperative Leadership at 2011 SIS Congress

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ATLANTA, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems ("SIS"), a leader in perioperative information systems,

recently honored clients exemplifying leadership and innovation in the surgery and anesthesia fields at the company's annual user conference, SIS Congress. The 2011 SIS Perioperative Leadership Awards were presented to clients who have significantly
advanced operational, financial and clinical initiatives.  Awards were given to the following institutions:

Medcenter One – Bismarck, NDPatient Impact AwardThis award recognizes the perioperative staff at Medcenter One for their success in increasing their Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) measurements using their SIS electronic documentation. Medcenter One has achieved 100% compliance with SCIP-Card -2 and SCIP Infection 6 measures and they continue to work at improving in additional measures.  Using the SIS Wizard functionality enables perioperative nurses to efficiently complete the necessary documentation for these measures.

Luther MidelfortEau Claire, WIFinancial Achievement AwardLuther Midelfort's perioperative staff participated in a multidisciplinary OR Billing Team that used a Lean methodology to effectively update systems in materials management and accounting with the perioperative solution.  The new systems and processes were aligned with the SIS electronic record to implement improvements, including a new item master, CPT codes for scheduling cases, the development of standardized testing procedures, and support for anesthesia documentation.  The SIS Rules Based Charging (RBC) module helps support the updated charge methods.

Kingman Regional Medical Center – Kingman, AZWinning Team AwardThis award recognizes Kingman Regional Medical Center and their perioperative and IT team in the implementation of the SIS Solution.  This team worked extremely well together and was able to complete the implementation process in an effective and timely manner.  This included the implementation of SIS Com, a patient tracking and throughput management system, as well as SIS Analytics.

Seton Medical Center – Daly City, CAAdvancing Anesthesia AwardThis award recognizes Seton Medical Center, a Daughters of Charity facility, for their use of best practices in implementing the SIS Anesthesia solution. They are seeing tremendous benefits from the use of the SIS Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS).  

Dr. Catherine Hamilton, an Anesthesiologist from Seton Medical Center and presenter during SIS Congress, accepted the Advancing Anesthesia award. "I am honored to receive the Advancing Anesthesia award. Certainly the implementation of an AIMS from SIS has brought significant changes to our organization and practice," said Dr. Hamilton. "We are definitely advancing our patient safety goals, increasing compliance on many fronts, and becoming more efficient in our day to day operation."

BJC Healthcare – St. Louis, MO Product Leadership AwardBJC Healthcare has worked with SIS to advance current modules and test new modules including SIS Trax and SISPoint of Supply Management system.  SIS recognizes BJC Healthcare with the Product Leadership Award for their contribution to advancing features and functionality, commitment to innovation and pursuit of quality.

University of California Irvine Medical Center – Irvine, CAPerioperative Leader of the YearThe Perioperative Leader of the Year was awarded to the University of California – Irvine Medical Center for their contribution to the advancement of perioperative IT in support of driving the industry to achieve new levels of perioperative success.  UCI has realized outstanding results supported by their implementation of the SIS Solution including:

  • Reduced days in accounts receivable by 50 percent
  • Increased number of on-time surgery starts to 86 percent
  • Reduced average in patient OR turnover time by 30 percent
  • Consistent achievement of compliance with regulatory requirements

"SIS works with industry leaders who use the SIS Solution in increasingly innovative ways and continue to impress us year after year with the work they do and the difference they make at their facilities," said SIS CEO Ed Daihl. "SIS clients understand the importance of partnering with a perioperative IT specialist to help them solve the challenges they face in the OR and we are honored to recognize them for the caliber of their work."

SIS Congress is the company's annual client user conference. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in client and industry-led sessions, workshops, and networking events while interacting with other users of the SIS Solution as well as SIS associates.

About SIS

Surgical Information Systems ("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).

Surgical Information Systems' 5.0.3 release is an ONC-ATCB Modular EHR.  This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ATCB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.


Surgical Information Systems' 5.0.3 release certified on November 19, 2010, Certification ID 11192010-6161-8.

SIS, the SIS logo, and Surgical Information Systems are trademarks of Surgical Information Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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SOURCE Surgical Information Systems

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