Several Anesthesia Info Systems Gain
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January 14, 2015
Contact: Joshua Schneck

Several Anesthesia Info Systems Gain Traction Delivering Integration without Sacrificing Quality

OREM, Utah - Jan. 14, 2015 - The classic tug-of-war between CIOs' need for system integration and clinicians' need for clinical quality has been answered by several anesthesia information management vendors. These findings, as well as which vendors offer the best clinical functionality and usability, are contained in the latest KLAS report.

"As this market continues to grow and new players enter the market, some vendors are learning to crack the code and deliver the system integration that CIOs are seeking with the clinical impact that clinicians are after," said report author Adam Cherrington. "It's more than just usability and functionality; it's truly impacting patient outcomes while achieving meaningful integration with other clinical systems."

For this report, KLAS interviewed 179 provider organizations to learn about their experiences with their anesthesia information management solution. The report reveals who offers the best clinical functionality and usability, which vendors offer strong analytics tools, and whether providers are able to leverage these tools to improve outcomes and efficiency and reduce costs. Some of the vendors reviewed in the report include Cerner, Dräger Medical, Epic, GE Healthcare, McKesson, Optum, Philips, Plexus Information Systems, SIS and SIS (Amkai).

The report, entitled "Anesthesia 2014: Putting Performance Questions to Rest," published earlier today. The report can be found by visiting KLAS online at The report is available to healthcare providers and vendors. Providers receive a significant discount off the standard retail price or can receive a complimentary summary report in exchange for a survey about one of their current suppliers.

About KLAS 
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at