Lake Norman Anesthesia Associates Jackson, Mich.,—Plexus Technology Group, LLC (Plexus TG), a fully KLAS-rated, market-leading, best-of-breed anesthesia information management system (AIMS) provider, announces Lake Norman Anesthesia Associates (LNAA) has recently selected Anesthesia Touch™, as the electronic medical record (EMR) solution for their anesthesia department.  LNAA provides anesthesia services through the local hospital in Mooresville, North Carolina which serves the greater Lake Norman region.

Anesthesia Touch was chosen by LNAA due to its extensive reporting capabilities and superior mobility. LNAA was focused on finding a solution that offers an easy to use, cloud-based, comprehensive anesthesia documentation system. In addition to meeting those criteria, the ability of Plexus TG’s solution to integrate with other hospital systems and automatically capture physiological data were cited as features that will optimize perioperative workflow. 

“We’ve been watching the marketplace for the last several years, waiting for the right time to move to a digital chart.  The additional administrative burdens of [CMS’] MACRA really pushed us over the edge, paper just no longer seemed practical,” explained Steven H. Bradley, MD, anesthesiologist at Lake Norman Anesthesia Associates. “Anesthesia Touch makes it really simple for us to capture and report those new measures.”

Lake Norman Anesthesia Associates selected Anesthesia Touch above the competition not only because it is a state-of-the-art solution, but because it is part of a larger, seamless, and integrated platform including QCDR, anesthesia billing through Anesthesia Business Consultants’ F1RSTAnesthesia software platform and overall compliance with MACRA.  Competing anesthesia EMRs offer a single software product that a hospital or anesthesia group must then determine how to integrate into a strategy for MACRA. The Anesthesia Touch solution comes packaged together to accommodate all clinical needs, operational standards, and governmental compliance within one platform.  No other solution on the market can come close to that offering.

Tony Mira, CEO of Plexus TG, offered his insight on the changing attitudes towards quality reporting, “Lake Norman Anesthesia’s decision underscores the current trends in EMR adoption.  When we first launched our anesthesia-focused quality registry, most clinicians were participating just enough to meet the required minimums. In today’s consumer-oriented culture, clinicians are realizing that these scores directly impact their professional reputation, and that desire for stronger performance scores leads them to direct QCDR participation via their certified EHR technology.”

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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