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Surgical Information Systems Demonstrates Perioperative Interoperability at IHE North American Connectathon

ATLANTA, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems ("SIS"), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced today their successful completion of the 2013 Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Connectathon, the healthcare industry's largest interoperability testing event.


The week-long event brings engineers and IT architects together to test interoperability, promoting the adoption of IHE standards-based interoperability in commercially available healthcare IT systems.  Over 500 software systems engineers from 101 companies and organizations spent their week testing connectivity between 160 different software systems.

"As a leader in perioperative interoperability, regularly participating in events such as the Connectathon allows SIS to help shape industry integration standards and provide our clients advanced surgery and anesthesia IT solutions that integrate with their chosen enterprise solution," said SIS CEO Ed Daihl . "We are very proud to use our integration expertise to design fully-interoperable software that helps enable the flow of information and support high-quality care delivery."

At the Connectathon, SIS successfully demonstrated interoperability for each of the IHE profiles that are critical in forming an effective information exchange between a perioperative system and other hospital systems. The company ran over forty interoperability tests against 19 vendors. SIS' completion of Connectathon testing included the following IHE actors in one or more IHE integration profiles:

  • Audit Trail and Node Authentication (ATNA)
  • Consistent Time (CT)
  • Cross Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS.b) for Documents Source and Document Consumer
  • Exchange of Personal Health Record Content (XPHR, XDS-MS) (C32) for Content Creator and Content Consumer

SIS will highlight its interoperable perioperative IT solution in the Intelligent Hospital™ Pavilion at the upcoming Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference. At this event, over 50 healthcare IT vendors will together showcase how a variety of integrated technologies can seamlessly work with other medical devices to help hospitals facilitate their goals of increased patient safety, improved clinical work flow and up-to-the-minute dissemination of information at the point of care. Visit SIS at HIMSS booth 6429 and in the Intelligent Hospital at kiosk 8711-33 from March 4-6 in New Orleans.

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 and the only anesthesia information management system endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA), and rules-based charging and analytics products that have been granted Peer Reviewed status by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). SIS is also the first AIMS provider to be designated as an AQI Preferred Vendor by the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI).  SIS Anesthesia was notably rated #1 in the recently released anesthesia specialty report by KLAS and awarded the Category Leader Designation in the 2012 Best In KLAS Awards.1

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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1 "AIMS 2012: Cooperation is Key." August, 2012 and "2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services." December, 2012. © 2012 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

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