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Surgical Information Systems Focuses on Perioperative Communication, Analytics and Interoperability at HIMSS10
Feb 26, 2010 (04:02 PM EST)


ATLANTA, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- During HIMSS 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia, Surgical Information Systems (SIS) will highlight ways in which healthcare organizations can drive improved profitability, operational efficiency, patient safety and quality of care.  The success of the perioperative department has never been more important than in the current economic climate.  With the OR contributing up to 60% of overall hospital revenue, 35-40% of overall expense and up to 50% of all hospital-based errors, healthcare institutions are seeking partners who can provide highly interoperable and proven systems to drive financial, clinical and operational success in the financial engine of the hospital.  The current state of healthcare demands expertise in the perioperative arena – and SIS is the only company dedicated exclusively to solving these challenges.

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Experts in Perioperative Interoperability

  • SIS Chief Technology Officer Eric Nilsson will be the featured speaker at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase on Wednesday, March 3, at 10:45 a.m., for a session titled Interoperability in the Perioperative Environment.  This presentation will focus on the importance of integrating the Perioperative EHR into the global patient EHR to ensure a consistent clinical narrative about the experiences and findings about a person's healthcare.

  • As the leader in perioperative solutions interoperability, SIS is participating for the second consecutive year in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase.  The only specialty healthcare IT provider with an integrated perioperative software offering, SIS employs single database approach to provide a complete perioperative record that is shareable with other systems.  HIMSS attendees can stop by the Interoperability Showcase (booth 233) to learn more.

  • SIS will be displaying supply cabinet interoperability with CareFusion technology (booth 215), bringing technology and intelligence together to help make the care process easier for caregivers and safer for patients.

Proven Results, Reliable Solutions

  • SIS congratulates Center of Excellence, Bassett Healthcare, for winning Tier 1 status in the inaugural year of the HIMSS/ASQ sponsored "Stories of Success" Program, receiving the significant recognition for its submission of a case study demonstrating proven improvements in healthcare quality and patient safety through use of the SIS perioperative suite of software solutions.  At the HIMSS Conference more about Bassett's case study and Stories of Success can be found at HIMSS Central.  Online, the case study can be viewed on the HIMSS website at http://www.himss.org/storiesofsuccess.

  • SIS Solutions are third party validated. SIS Surgical Scheduling featuring SIS Analytics, SIS Com and SIS Scheduling, is the only perioperative scheduling solution endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA, booth 6115).  SIS Rules-Based Charging has been Peer Reviewed for three consecutive years by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA, booth 6155).

The Perioperative Specialists

SIS will be combining thought leadership along with solution overviews and product demonstrations at HIMSS.  The fully integrated SIS Solution will be demonstrated at the SIS in-booth theater (8243).  Highlights include presentations from SIS perioperative specialists on effective patient flow, perioperative communications and the importance of OR business intelligence.

SIS Presentation Schedule:





Monday, March 1



12:45 pm

IT: The Decision Partner of Surgery


1:30 pm

How SIS Improves Perioperative Communications


2:30 pm

Turning Data into Meaningful Business Intelligence




Tuesday, March 2



11:00 am

How SIS Improves Perioperative Communications


3:30 pm

Turning Data into Meaningful Business Intelligence


4:00 pm

IT: The Decision Partner of Surgery




Wednesday, March 3



11:00 am

How SIS Improves Perioperative Communications


3:30 pm

Turning Data into Meaningful Business Intelligence


Additionally, Surgical Information Systems will be making two major announcements at HIMSS10, extending its leadership position with new market-leading perioperative solutions that will help healthcare organizations improve quality, enhance revenue and maintain the highest level of patient care.

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).

For more information visit our website, www.SISFirst.com.

SOURCE Surgical Information Systems