Surgical Information Systems (SIS) Highlights from ASCA 2017

ASCA 2017 SIS Booth

Earlier this month, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) hosted its annual conference and tradeshow in Washington D.C.  Being in our Nation’s capital added additional benefits to this year’s conference, as attendees could also participate in ASCA’s National Advocacy Day. This special event taught participants about legislative initiatives pending in Congress and how to engage their lawmakers effectively. This program included a trip to the Capitol where ASCA attendees met with their representatives.

ASCA 2017 featured more than 70 highly-regarded educational sessions and opportunities to earn continuing education credits. Surgical Information Systems (SIS) was pleased to unveil their new brand and celebrate the coming together of AmkaiSolutions and SourceMed. Key highlights included:

  1. SIS showcased their comprehensive suite of ASC-specific software and services.

SIS product experts were at the event to demonstrate the unique value SIS solutions add throughout the ambulatory care delivery model. The growing line of ambulatory solutions includes business management solutions Advantx®, Vision™, SurgiSource®, and AmkaiOffice™, a web-based business intelligence tool, SM Analytics™, and the No. 1 ranked ASC specific EHR, AmkaiCharts™. SIS ASC advisory and revenue cycle experts were also available to discuss services offerings.

  1. SIS experts presented during ASCA 2017’s educational sessions, demonstrating their strong ASC knowlege and experience.

During the conference, SIS thought leaders, Daren Smith, RN, BSN, Senior Clinical Solutions Specialist, and Ann Geier, MS RN, CNOR, CASC, Chief Nursing Officer, led the following sessions:

Reduce Supply Costs in Your Independent ASC:

Daren taught ASCA attendees how to develop and maintain a quality materials management program that can save ASC’s time and money, even if they work for a small ASC with limited resources.

Leadership 101 & 201

In part one of Ann’s session, she focused on ASC management, discussing the extensive knowledge required to be successful in leadership roles and she provide go-to resources attendees can use to educate and support staff in their own ASC.

Part two took a deeper dive into ASC leadership and provided access to sources of best practices and web sites ASC leaders can use to further their knowledge.

  1. SIS unveiled their new brand and celebrated the coming together of Amkai and SourceMed.

Surgical Information Systems hosted “A View from the Top” at the Pose Lounge & Nightclub on Wednesday, May 3rd to celebrate the coming together of Amkai and SourceMed. All ASCA attendees were invited to join the new SIS celebration.  The combined resources of Amkai, SIS, and SourceMed will operate as Surgical Information Systems (SIS) and serve nearly 3,000 hospitals and ASCs. The combined company will leverage robust customer service and proven product development capabilities to deliver solutions to meet the evolving operational, financial, and clinical demands of hospitals and ASCs.

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 2900 facilities across the United States and Canada.

The SIS product suite is built specifically for the perioperative environment and includes 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.  SIS’ AmkaiCharts™ solution, is the No. 1 ranked outpatient EMR1.  Services, including revenue cycle management and ASC advisory services, complement SIS’ software solutions.

For more information, visit SISFirst.com.

SIS, the SIS logo, and Surgical Information Systems are trademarks of Surgical Information Systems, LLC. AmkaiSolutions, AmkaiCharts, AmkaiOffice, and AmkaiAnalytics are trademarks of Amkai LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owner.

1Black Book Research Rankings – “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.

Surgical Information Systems (SIS) Highlights from ASCA 2017

ASCA 2017 SIS Booth

Earlier this month, the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) hosted its annual conference and tradeshow in Washington D.C.  Being in our Nation’s capital added additional benefits to this year’s conference, as attendees could also participate in ASCA’s National Advocacy Day. This special event taught participants about legislative initiatives pending in Congress and how to engage their lawmakers effectively. This program included a trip to the Capitol where ASCA attendees met with their representatives.

ASCA 2017 featured more than 70 highly-regarded educational sessions and opportunities to earn continuing education credits. Surgical Information Systems (SIS) was pleased to unveil their new brand and celebrate the coming together of AmkaiSolutions and SourceMed. Key highlights included:

  1. SIS showcased their comprehensive suite of ASC-specific software and services.

SIS product experts were at the event to demonstrate the unique value SIS solutions add throughout the ambulatory care delivery model. The growing line of ambulatory solutions includes business management solutions Advantx®, Vision™, SurgiSource®, and AmkaiOffice™, a web-based business intelligence tool, SM Analytics™, and the No. 1 ranked ASC specific EHR, AmkaiCharts™. SIS ASC advisory and revenue cycle experts were also available to discuss services offerings.

  1. SIS experts presented during ASCA 2017’s educational sessions, demonstrating their strong ASC knowlege and experience.

During the conference, SIS thought leaders, Daren Smith, RN, BSN, Senior Clinical Solutions Specialist, and Ann Geier, MS RN, CNOR, CASC, Chief Nursing Officer, led the following sessions:

Reduce Supply Costs in Your Independent ASC:

Daren taught ASCA attendees how to develop and maintain a quality materials management program that can save ASC’s time and money, even if they work for a small ASC with limited resources.

Leadership 101 & 201

In part one of Ann’s session, she focused on ASC management, discussing the extensive knowledge required to be successful in leadership roles and she provide go-to resources attendees can use to educate and support staff in their own ASC.

Part two took a deeper dive into ASC leadership and provided access to sources of best practices and web sites ASC leaders can use to further their knowledge.

  1. SIS unveiled their new brand and celebrated the coming together of Amkai and SourceMed.

Surgical Information Systems hosted “A View from the Top” at the Pose Lounge & Nightclub on Wednesday, May 3rd to celebrate the coming together of Amkai and SourceMed. All ASCA attendees were invited to join the new SIS celebration.  The combined resources of Amkai, SIS, and SourceMed will operate as Surgical Information Systems (SIS) and serve nearly 3,000 hospitals and ASCs. The combined company will leverage robust customer service and proven product development capabilities to deliver solutions to meet the evolving operational, financial, and clinical demands of hospitals and ASCs.

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 2900 facilities across the United States and Canada.

The SIS product suite is built specifically for the perioperative environment and includes 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.  SIS’ AmkaiCharts™ solution, is the No. 1 ranked outpatient EMR1.  Services, including revenue cycle management and ASC advisory services, complement SIS’ software solutions.

For more information, visit SISFirst.com.

SIS, the SIS logo, and Surgical Information Systems are trademarks of Surgical Information Systems, LLC. AmkaiSolutions, AmkaiCharts, AmkaiOffice, and AmkaiAnalytics are trademarks of Amkai LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owner.

1Black Book Research Rankings – “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.

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