A complete spectrum of orthopedic care with facilities throughout the
Indianapolis area, offering a full range of procedures and treatment options
including orthopedic-specific care.
Opened in 2005, OrthoIndy Hospital, formally known as Indiana Orthopedic Hospital, became Indiana’s first physician-owned specialty hospital with a direct focus on orthopedic care, performing over 10,000 surgical cases annually. After implementing MEDITECH as its core Health Information System (HIS), the hospital’s anesthesia team was the last department operating without an IT solution. The outdated, paper anesthesia documentation process was proving to be inefficient, leading to issues with:
OrthoIndy Hospital’s management set out to address these issues by implementing an Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) that could:
OrthoIndy Hospital ultimately selected the perioperative and anesthesia experts at SIS to address the anesthesia department’s issues and to meet their organizational goals. Key decision drivers for implementing SIS Anesthesia cited by the hospital included:
Additionally, patient information captured in the AIMS, such as:
flows back into MEDITECH, providing OrthoIndy Hospital with the data necessary to help improve compliance with CMS, SCIP and PQRS reporting standards.
Since Implementing SIS Anesthesia, OrthoIndy Hospital has:
When asked about the success of the AIMS project, Joseph R. Lafnitzegger, M.D., OrthoIndy Hospital’s Director of Anesthesia remarked, “SIS Anesthesia has been vital in the OrthoIndy Hospital’s ongoing success. The comprehensive amount of perioperative data captured and exchanged between the AIMS and our MEDITECH EHR has resulted in improved compliance and reporting at a lower cost. More importantly, it has also improved communication among physicians, nursing and administration, which we feel ultimately helps improve patient safety and satisfaction. With reform and legislation accelerating the radical change within the healthcare market, SIS Anesthesia has helped us keep pace.”
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