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Community Medical Center (Scranton) Selects SIS Perioperative Solution
Date:2/5/2009

ATLANTA, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Medical Center (CMC) has selected Surgical Information Systems (SIS) to be the perioperative systems provider for its 299-bed facility located in Scranton, PA.

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CMC chose the SIS Solution because of its proven ability to impact financial, clinical and operational efficiencies in the surgery department. In addition to purchasing the AHA-endorsed SIS Surgical Scheduling and HFMA Peer Reviewed Rules-Based Charging, CMC will be among the first to implement SIS Trax, a new and fully integrated tissue tracking system offered by SIS. CMC Vice President of Information Systems, Joseph Fisne, said that the hospital's perioperative staff is looking forward to realizing tangible benefits with the SIS Solution.

"Management in the OR can't wait to start using SIS Analytics to pull actionable data for reporting on SCIP initiatives and other regulatory compliance issues," said Fisne. "From my perspective SIS' ability to integrate easily with legacy systems and show immediate value in the form of ROI was of critical importance."

SIS CEO Ed Daihl said that the tough economic landscape is causing many hospitals to seek technologies that display the capability to bring about a quick return on investment. Financial savings in the OR bring significant benefits for the entire hospital.

"On average, the perioperative department represents up to 70 percent of a hospital's total revenue and up to 35 percent of supply costs," said Daihl. "The importance of leveraging an automated OR system that can reduce lost charges and increase revenue through improved room and staff utilization can't be overstated. The SIS Solution has consistently proven its ability to show hospitals a full ROI within the first year."

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.

About Community Medical Center

Community Medical Center Healthcare System is a leading provider of quality healthcare services in Northeastern Pennsylvania. A not-for-profit corporation located in Scranton, CMC offers a complete continuum of educational, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services and programs. CMC has the region's only Neonatology Unit. The Emergency Medicine Department is home to the Northeast Pennsylvania Trauma Center. CMC provides complete cardiac services, including open heart surgery. For more information visit http://www.cmchealthsys.org/.


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