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Ochsner Health System, Surgical Information Systems Partner to Rebuild New Orleans Healthcare Infrastructure
Date:11/24/2008

pen ambulatory surgical centers and expand ORs wherever necessary, quickly providing consistent information on all of Ochsner's surgical patients.

Said Witherspoon, "Ochsner is a critical community resource. In years and months following hurricanes Katrina and Gustav, SIS has enabled us to increase our aid to the communities we serve. Our partnership with SIS gives us the flexibility we need to reach out to the injured in New Orleans and to efficiently open new facilities to meet demand."

As many Louisiana hospitals have learned first-hand, it is difficult to balance fiscal health with the healthcare needs of a community during and after disasters. Health systems that best survive these crises do so because they work with technology partners to deploy system-wide solutions that are effective and able to provide quick and easy access to information in even the most challenging of times.

The benefits of the SIS solution are just as important in light of the current financial crisis. Continued success from the perioperative arena is critical to all hospitals and Ochsner is no exception. The Ochsner-SIS partnership has continued to expand in recent years with the deployment of SIS across the enterprise. In addition to the benefits of standardization and increased productivity in all of its hospitals and medical centers, Dr. Witherspoon notes that the organization has seen significant improvement in clinical, operational and financial outcomes. Of particular value is SIS Analytics, a business intelligence software application that enables the analysis of surgery data needed to make critical business decisions.

Ochsner's partnership with SIS not only supports the delivery of highest quality surgical care to the community, but has also enabled the organization to effectively expand surgical services in the years since the disaster. Dr. Witherspoon concluded that, "SIS has delivered for
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