Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a market-leading, best-of breed provider of anesthesia information management systems (AIMS), announces Hilo Medical Center, rated a four-star acute care hospital by Centers for Medicaid & Medicare and located in Hilo, Hawaii, successfully automated its anesthesia documentation, transitioning from paper records to Anesthesia Touch™. Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recognized Hilo Medical Center for developing a proven health information technology system with the implementation of MEDITECH 6.0x electronic health record (EHR) to improve patient outcomes by selecting Hilo Medical Center as the first “safety net” hospital to receive its prestigious Enterprise Davies Award.
Hilo Medical Center selected Plexus TG after searching for a comprehensive AIMS solution with proven interoperability, excellent mobility and ease of use. By integrating the documentation between Plexus TG’s Anesthesia Touch and their MEDITECH EMR, Hilo Medical Center simplifies their perioperative surgical workflow and enhances clinician and patient satisfaction. The EHR interfacing and monitor connectivity provides the anesthesia clinicians with access to scheduling data, patient demographics and physiologic data, giving providers the information they need when they need it.
“Plexus has proven to be a welcome partner in delivering a user friendly and adaptable AIMS at Hilo Medical Center. The Plexus team has been readily available to assist in providing solutions to optimize workflow,” said Steve Lazaro, MD, Medical Director of Anesthesia Services at Hilo Medical Center.
“We appreciate our partnership with Hilo Medical Center and support their commitment to excellence by incorporating innovative technology into their perioperative workflow,” explained Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus Technology Group. “By automating the clinical documentation process, the clinicians can access patient information and anesthesia records quickly, as well as having access to extensive data analytics that support national quality initiatives.”
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.
About Hilo Medical Center
As the Big Island's leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care, Hilo Medical Center of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) delivers a full range of services and programs. Their 20-acre campus consists of 275 beds located throughout the acute hospital, behavioral health unit and long-term care facility. They have 1,000 employees and a medical staff comprised of 250 community physicians, physician assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, representing 33 specialties. As a medical center, they have a network of 9 outpatient clinics offering primary and specialty care. The hospital is a Level III Trauma Center which includes the second busiest emergency room in the state that provides 24-hour care to more than 43,000 patients annually. Please visit www.hilomedicalcenter.org for more information.
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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