News | February 24, 2008

Caritas St. Elizabeth Chooses DocuSys for AIMS

February 25, 2008 - Boston-based Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center will implement DocuSys Inc.’s anesthesia information management system (AIMS) and medication management system during the 7,500 surgeries it performs annually.

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center has 13 operating rooms and is part of the six-hospital Caritas Christi Health Care system in New England. The center said they are focusing on the collection of detailed patient information before admission and automating the documentation of the anesthesia case with medication decision support.

DocuSys is providing St. Elizabeth’s with a Web-based, patient-driven health survey application for collecting a patient's health history prior to surgery, a module for capturing professional fees and documenting comorbid conditions (existing illnesses) and its AIMS application, which produces an electronic medical record of the anesthetic case as well as providing decision support for medication delivery and quality measure compliance.

With the new perioperative patient safety solution, St. Elizabeth's anesthesia practitioners aim to begin developing medical plans for patients well in advance of surgery, supporting the Medical Center’s patient safety efforts earlier in the surgical process. In addition, St. Elizabeth hopes to improved the fiscal performance of the operating room will be realized through workflow efficiencies as well as the capture of comorbid conditions, which can lead to a higher level of reimbursement by CMS and other payers.

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