“In the PACU, nurses document vitals every 15 minutes. When you have four or five patients at one time in a fast-paced environment, it’s impossible to keep up. With electronic vitals capture, we just hook up the patient and it starts recording. The less time the nurse spends putting information in the computer, the more time the nurse is with the patient.”
“Before (SIS Charts), I would end up dictating for 40 minutes at the end of the day. Now I am able to complete charting between every case, so when I’m done with my last case and document my last note, I’m done for the day. That’s a big difference.”
“We didn’t have to spend the up-front capital necessary to purchase another server and didn’t have to hire IT staff to set it up, which saved thousands of dollars. We just installed computers where we didn’t already have them, and then started using the system.”
SIS Exchange enables patients to complete their pre-surgical questionnaires and review instructions at their convenience, designed to significantly reduce preop phone call time. Reminders before surgery help reduce same-day cancellations and prepare patients for their payment responsibility.
Integration with the Surescripts® Health Information Network enables more accurate electronic medication reconciliation. This interface imports the patient’s current home medications into SIS Charts, reducing or eliminating manual drug data entry.
Automatically narrow down the medications that appear based on the medications that are typically given for a certain type of surgery and in a phase of care, making it significantly faster to select the commonly given medications.
Configurable clinical checklists are available for nursing documentation based on specialty. For example, for centers that perform spine procedures or any other procedures that need to assess a patient’s functionality, checklists may include: neurovascular assessment, muscle strength assessment, PERRLA (Pupils are Equally Reactive and Sensitive to Light and Accommodation), and the Glasgow Coma Scale.
*Black Book Research Rankings – “Top Electronic Medical Records/Electronic Health Records Vendors” April, 2017 & “Top Ambulatory Electronic Health Record-Vendors Comparative Performance Result Set of Top EHR Vendors,” May 2016.