Surgical Information Systems (SIS), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced today that Community Hospital Grand Junction has selected the SIS Solution to replace its legacy perioperative system. The SIS Solution will interface with the hospital's Meditech health information system and will be implemented in two facilities, including a newly constructed hospital and an outpatient surgery center.
The current economic landscape is forcing many hospitals to advance cost control strategies in order to keep up financially, clinically, and from a regulatory perspective. Accounting for between 55 and 65 percent of a hospital's margin and 40 percent of a hospital's supply costs, many hospitals are turning to the perioperative department and healthcare IT to facilitate cost reduction and improved quality care in this critical space. Community's CEO, Chris Thomas, says that building their replacement facility around surgery is imperative for the hospital's overall success.
"Surgery is the backbone and economic center of any hospital and if it is not running well, the entire hospital suffers," said Thomas. "By creating a preeminent perioperative center with the SIS Solution driving efficient documentation and processes, we can generate substantial cost savings, support improved patient care, and position ourselves to improve and maintain the financial health of our entire facility."
The hospital's SIS implementation will include: