Surgical Information Systems (SIS), a provider of perioperative information systems, announced today that SIS Anesthesia Version 5 has been certified to meet 2011/2012 Stage 1 meaningful use measures as a modular Electronic Health Record (EHR). The designation officially deems the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
“Anesthesia providers are currently being challenged in various capacities including reimbursement changes, increased regulatory reporting and meaningful use,” says Ed Daihl, CEO of Surgical Information Systems. “SIS is fiercely committed to ensuring our solution is able to help anesthesia providers respond and prepare for each of these. SIS Anesthesia’s certification as a modular EHR is one more proof point, enabling our AIMS to help anesthesia providers benefit from ARRA funding. In addition, the combination of our intuitive AIMS combined with anesthesia-specific analytics is exactly what the market needs to survive these changes.” [Read more…]