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Rotaplast InternationalJackson, Mich.,— Rotaplast International Inc., a humanitarian non-profit organization, announces the successful addition of the Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG) anesthesia EMR, Anesthesia Touch™, in their mission work performed all around the world. Rotaplast anesthesia teams began electronically charting anesthesia records during their mission trips to Faridabad, India and Chittagong, Bangladesh and will continue beginning with their mission trip to Guatemala City, Guatemala in February 2017.

Rotaplast recognized that traditional anesthesia EMR solutions, such as those that dominate at large universities, were not practical for their mission trips, nevertheless they understood electronic recordkeeping should be part of their humanitarian vision. They sought out a state-of-the-art mobile cloud-hosted solution with the flexibility to succeed in the various environments encountered on global missions. Rotaplast volunteer anesthesiologists were pleased to find such a solution in Anesthesia Touch Plexus TG, a company willing to support their humanitarian vision.

“The anesthetic record was developed as a tool for improving care, but the classic written record does little to help us as the provider or those we are teaching at our host hospitals. Anesthesia Touch provides all the things we need and want from an electronic record, such as legibility and accuracy. In addition, its platform provides a searchable database making it easy to study and analyze past cases, enhancing our ability to learn and improve future experiences,” says Neal Fleming, MD, PhD, Chief Anesthesiologist and Board of Directors' Vice Chair at Rotaplast International; and Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Vice Chair for Education, and Director of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesia at UC Davis Medical Center.

Rotaplast has been providing free cleft lip and palate reconstructive surgery to children and families around the world for 25 years. The organization partners with local medical professionals and Rotary clubs to send 30-person multidisciplinary medical teams to developing countries. Not only do these teams provide comprehensive surgery and treatment free of charge, but they also educate and train the local medical staff. Plexus TG is proud to have Anesthesia Touch featured as a best practice tool for anesthetic care. A team usually runs three operating rooms with each requiring a plastic surgeon, an anesthesiologist and an operating room nurse, as well as other support volunteers. Rotaplast volunteers treat approximately 100 children per mission and have performed reconstructive surgery for over 18,000 children in 26 countries on five continents.

 “It’s a privilege for Plexus Technology Group to support the compassionate work provided by Rotaplast and to assist the more than forty anesthesiologists who volunteer on twelve to fifteen missions each year. We are very pleased to share our AIMS technology and cloud hosting services with Rotaplast. Anesthesia Touch delivers greater efficiency allowing the anesthesia team to spend even more time with the children they treat all around the world,” explains Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus TG.

About Rotaplast International Inc.
Rotaplast International, Inc., a non-profit organization, was founded in 1992. In 1996, Rotaplast became a separate non-profit corporation and has since consistently expanded its number of annual missions. In February 2015, Rotaplast sent its 200th mission and to date has served over 18,000 children. Rotaplast is committed to helping children and families worldwide by eliminating the burden of cleft lip and/or palate, burn scarring, and other deformities. Working with local professionals, Rotarians, and other organizations, Rotaplast sends multidisciplinary medical teams to provide free reconstructive surgery, ancillary treatment, and training for the comprehensive care of these children. Rotaplast supports education and research towards prevention of cleft lip and/or palate. Their aim is to help local professionals build sustainable models for the care of these children, improving their lives and those of their families. Rotaplast Chief Executive Officer Donna-Lee Young Rubin adds that Rotaplast is a participating organization with Rotary International Districts as part of Vocational Training Teams. Vocational Training Grants are centered around groups of professionals traveling abroad to teach local professionals to be independent or around projects designed to be sustainable. Rotaplast is part of a VTT Pediatric Craniofacial Reconstructive Unit in Iasi, Romania for surgical/ anesthesia training. Some of the scheduled Rotaplast missions for 2017 include Guatemala, Romania, Peru, Tanzania, Myanmar, Colombia, Venezuela, Bangladesh and India.  For more information, please visit rotaplast.org

About Plexus Technology Group, LLC
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems.  Anesthesia Touch is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use.  Pharmacy Touch™, a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care. 

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Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a market-leading, best-of-breed anesthesia information management systems (AIMS) provider, is pleased to announce they will be exhibiting their anesthesia EMR and medication management system at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition, held February 19th through 23rd at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. This five-day event includes exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and government sessions that focus on public policy initiatives like Medicare, Medicaid and MACRA. HIMSS brings together more than 40,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world.

Plexus TG will be demonstrating its easy-to-use, scalable AIMS solution, Anesthesia Touch™, for both iPad iOS and Windows platforms.  Plexus TG recognizes the value and importance of offering seamless integration with existing hospital systems to achieve smooth workflows before, during and after surgery. By integrating Anesthesia Touch with facility’s electronic health records (EHR), clinicians can quickly access surgery schedules, patient demographics, physiologic data, lab results and patient preoperative information.

In addition, Plexus TG will be showcasing Pharmacy Touch™, an add-on module that makes medication management simple with its intuitive, easy-to-use system that delivers to anesthesia providers and their pharmacies an integrated solution with controlled-access cabinets, barcode syringe labeling, closed-loop reconciliation and automated charging.

“We are excited to present our state-of-the-art anesthesia EMR and medication management system, as well as offering one-on-one demonstrations to conference attendees this year at HIMSS17,” said Tony Mira, CEO at Plexus Technology Group. “This is a great venue for demonstrating how our medication management solution bridges the gap between pharmacy and anesthesiology, offering the easiest way to satisfy the necessary control and tracking of anesthesia drugs.”

As an iPad-based anesthesia documentation solution, Anesthesia Touch's full KLAS rating demonstrates Plexus TG’s commitment to providing complete AIMS functionality for their clients. For more information, visit www.klasresearch.com.

To learn more about the solutions offered by Plexus Technology Group, please visit booth #3393 at the Orange County Convention Center.
 

About Plexus Technology Group, LLC
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems.  Anesthesia Touch™ is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use.  Pharmacy Touch™, a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care. 

Contact Info:
Jennifer Dixon, Director of Communications
781.915.0221
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Plexus TG’s Anesthesia Touch™ earns high performance scores and is recognized for improving clinician workflows, delivering greater functionality and overall better user experience.

Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a fully KLAS rated, market-leading, best-of-breed anesthesia information management systems (AIMS) provider announces high performance results in the recent KLAS performance report, Anesthesia 2016: A Clinician Take on Anesthesia Information Management Systems.1 KLAS studied the differences among AIMS vendors to learn which vendors are meeting clinicians’ needs and are committed to their success in anesthesia. Based on responses from hundreds of active customers, KLAS reported best-of-breed vendors deliver better clinician workflows, greater functionality, better user experience and customers feel they are more invested in their success.

KLAS cites Plexus TG as consistently adapting its system to fit clinician workflow at the point of care.  Customers commend the integration, proactive support, technology and customizable workflows that all help drive clinician satisfaction with Plexus Technology Group.2

Recent KLAS research reveals that despite the market success of many enterprise vendors, best-of-breed vendors, like Plexus TG, continue to exceed their enterprise counterparts in efficiency, functionality and support.3 Clear differences are reported between enterprise and best-of-breed vendors, with best-of-breed vendors leading in overall provider satisfaction due mainly to their willingness to go beyond contractual obligations and work with their customers to improve usability and reliability.4

Below are a few comments provided by Plexus TG’s customers in the Anesthesia 2016 performance report:1

“When I work in the system, as opposed to on paper, I feel like I am actually doing my job, not just taking care of patients and then doing paperwork. I don't feel like I have to pay any attention to the record keeping, but I get very legible, detailed records at the end of my cases. The simplicity is the best thing about Anesthesia Touch.”

“We improve patient outcomes with Anesthesia Touch because of the system's quality measures, due to the collection of post-op outcomes, and because the system helps us with complications associated with our cases. Anesthesia Touch gives us the ability to manage the case and deliver safe anesthesia.”

“This system is user friendly. We can access data easily and stream vital signs. It is pretty much effortless for us to do these things.”

As an iPad-based anesthesia documentation solution, Anesthesia Touch's full KLAS rating and high performance scores in the anesthesia specialty report demonstrate Plexus TG’s commitment to providing complete integrated AIMS functionality.

“The reports KLAS produces are valuable to us, as a software vendor, because they offer an impartial assessment of how our customers perceive our products and services. Not only that, but receiving this information from KLAS on a regular basis allows us to continually strive to be the best in the industry and to challenge ourselves,” explained Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus Technology Group. “It’s clear from A Clinician Take on Anesthesia Information Management Systems that our clients recognize Plexus TG as a trusted partner to both the anesthesia practice and the facilities where they work.”

About Plexus Technology Group, LLC
Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems.  Anesthesia Touch™ is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and physiological data streaming.  It is easy to use, enhances patient safety, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is meaningful use certified as a full EHR.  Pharmacy Touch™, a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and delivers charge capture and decision support at the point of care. 
 

1Anesthesia 2016: A Clinician Take on Anesthesia Information Management Systems” December, 2016.  © 2017 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com.

2Anesthesia 2016: A Clinician Take on Anesthesia Information Management Systems” December, 2016. Page 4.  © 2017 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com.

3Anesthesia 2016: A Clinician Take on Anesthesia Information Management Systems” December, 2016. Page 9. © 2017 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com.

4Anesthesia 2016: A Clinician Take on Anesthesia Information Management Systems” December, 2016. Page 10. © 2017 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. www.KLASresearch.com.

Contact Info:
Jennifer Dixon, Director of Communications
781.915.0221
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