Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS) are focused on meeting the unique needs of anesthesia workflows and assist anesthesia departments in addressing each of these key practice challenges. "The primary benefit of automating anesthesia workflows is a higher level of direct patient care," said Daihl. "This improved care is an automatic by-product of improved accuracy, legibility and predictability. These systems also impact the financial health of the perioperative department - and the hospital as a whole – through more accurate billing and improved quality."
In the SIS survey, 84 percent of the respondents indicated that access to an analytics tools is Extremely Important or Important to optimally managing the anesthesiology department. Another 72 percent of anesthesiologists indicated that it is Extremely Important or Important that the information captured for the anesthesia record is integrated with the nursing documentation record. This management and coordination of care is facilitated by the use of a fully integrated anesthesia and surgical record.
"The demand for accurate data demonstrating efficient, cost effective, high quality anesthesia care is growing dramatically," said Marc Paradis, MD, Partner, Hartford Anesthesiology Associates. "Hospital administrators, department leaders, and State and Federal agencies all require performance data. Increasingly, performance is tied to income and the only way to deliver this data quickly and easily is with a well integrated AIMS. Given the results of the survey, I would think that the demand for specialized AIMS will increase rapidly over the next year or two."
"Anesthesia automation is an area of tremendous opportunity and gro
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