Chicago - October 18, 2013 - The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today announced that, following rigorous review, Surgical Information Systems ("SIS") has once again achieved the "Peer Reviewed by HFMA®" standard for its SIS Analytics product.

SIS Analytics uses the electronic documentation captured throughout the perioperative process as the first step in helping you optimize performance and outcomes. Housed on the same database as the rest of the SIS solution, SIS Analytics uses advanced business and clinical analytics tools to help complete the perioperative process and close the information loop. SIS Analytics gives hospitals the ability to make perioperative information actionable by both managers and hospital leadership, providing them the opportunity to easily view and drill down into data to determine root causes and to develop action plans and measurements for improvement, all in near real-time. With such timely access to captured information, SIS Analytics helps facilities transform their ORs by providing a clearer picture of the department’s performance. 

“High-performing ORs drive the overall financial health of hospitals,” says SIS CEO Ed Daihl. “With role-based views that graphically display perioperative data for easy consumption and action, SIS Analytics supports hospitals’ goals of delivering high quality care and improved outcomes while providing data to allow for smart decisions that help contain costs and drive efficiency. HFMA’s strenuous Peer Review process validates SIS Analytics’ ability to unlock the data needed to help manage and optimize this important area of the hospital.” 

HFMA's Peer Review process provides healthcare financial managers with an objective third party evaluation of products and services used in the healthcare workplace. The rigorous, eleven-step process includes a Peer Review panel review comprised of current customers, prospects who have not made a purchase, and industry experts. Peer Review status of the product or service and its performance claims are based on effectiveness, quality and usability, price, value, and customer and technical support.

"We’re pleased to have Surgical Information Systems renew their HFMA Peer Reviewed designation," says HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. "The HFMA Peer Review process assures our members, through a rigorous evaluation, that the reviewed product or service meets an objective third-party assessment of overall effectiveness, quality, and value."

About HFMA

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) provides the resources healthcare organizations need to achieve sound fiscal health in order to provide excellent patient care. With more than 40,000 members, HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization of healthcare finance executives and leaders. HFMA helps its members achieve results by providing education, analysis, and guidance, and creating practical tools and solutions that optimize financial management. The organization is a respected and innovative thought leader on top trends and challenges facing the healthcare finance industry. From addressing capital access to improved patient care to technology advancement, HFMA is the indispensable resource for healthcare finance. 

Contact HFMA

Scott Kenemore
(708) 492-3389

About Surgical Information Systems ("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 analytics and rules-based charging 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*. 

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

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. 

Contact Surgical Information Systems ("SIS")

Katie Allen
(800) 866-0656