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ASCA2019colornoURLNashville, Tenn. – April 25, 2019 – Surgical Information Systems (SIS), an industry leader focused exclusively on delivering perioperative IT to ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and hospitals, will exhibit at the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) 2019 Conference & Expo in Nashville, Tenn., May 15–18.

SIS will join ASC professionals, practitioners, and experts at the surgery center industry's largest educational conference and tradeshow. A Silver Sponsor, SIS will showcase the latest in ASC software innovation including its cloud-based clinical documentation and analytics solutions, SIS Charts™ and SIS Analytics™ as well as revenue cycle services.

During the conference, SIS thought leader Ann Geier, MS RN, CNOR, CASC, Chief Nursing Officer, will participate in presenting or lead the following sessions:

A Comprehensive Guide to Credentialing and Peer Review (Pre-Conference Workshop)

Peer review. CMS and the accreditation organizations require it, and misconceptions about the process abound. Learn how to perform peer review correctly and get answers to common questions from two Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care surveyors and an attorney who specializes in credentialing and peer review. Case studies will be discussed.

Wednesday, May 15, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Leadership 101 & 201

Some have worked toward a leadership position their entire career while others are selected without any prior preparation. Either way, your ASC needs to train new leaders and make certain they are well-informed and prepared to meet all applicable federal regulatory requirements as well as the standards from the accrediting organizations. Where do you start? This presentation will discuss what new ASC leaders need to know about compliance and where they can go to find the information they need.

Friday, May 16, 8:00 am-9:30 am

Succession Planning for ASC Administrators (Advanced Session)

Have you trained your successor? If something happened to you tomorrow, could someone step in and immediately take over in a seamless transition? Or, are you ready to retire but have no idea how to hire, promote or train someone who can take over your position without skipping a beat? You hold critical knowledge about your ASC’s culture and history, and someone else needs to know this information. Look carefully at practical ways to prepare for your departure, whether its timing is planned or not.

Friday, May 16, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

"The ASCA Annual Meeting is a meaningful event for the ASC industry and our company every year," said Tom Stampiglia, SIS President and CEO. "It represents one of the best opportunities for ASC professionals to come together and network, discuss ideas for improvement, and learn about the latest ASC trends and developments with the shared purpose of advancing the efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness of outpatient surgery across the country. As the top overall ASC electronic health records vendor for the fourth consecutive year by Black Book Market Research[1], we look forward to meeting with our clients to discuss how they use SIS solutions to drive significant results throughout the ASC delivery model.”

About Surgical Information Systems

Since 1996, Surgical Information Systems ("SIS") has been dedicated to providing surgical care providers with the solutions and services they need to deliver improved operational, financial, and clinical outcomes. Focused exclusively on perioperative IT, SIS serves over 2,900 facilities across the United States and Canada.

SIS solutions are built specifically for the perioperative environment and include hospital and ASC-focused solutions covering perioperative Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS), ASC business management, and business intelligence and analytics solutions. Services, including revenue cycle management and ASC advisory services, complement SIS' software solutions.

For more information, visit SISFirst.com.

SIS, the SIS logo, Surgical Information Systems, and SIS Analytics are trademarks of Surgical Information Systems, LLC. SIS Charts is a trademark of Amkai LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owner.

[1] Black Book Research Rankings – “Top Technology Solutions: Ambulatory Surgical Centers” April 2019, “Top Ambulatory Electronic Health Records Solutions: Ambulatory Surgical Centers” April 2018, “Top Electronic Medical Records/Electronic Health Records Vendors” April 2017, & “Top Ambulatory Electronic Health Records Vendors Comparative Performance Result Set of Top EHR Vendors,” May 2016.