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Interoperability

SIS is a leader in perioperative interoperability and focuses on ensuring the efficient flow of information to and from its perioperative solutions. Our solutions work with every major information system including HIS systems, inventory management systems and monitoring devices.

Surgical Information Systems (SIS) has been focused on interoperability since its inception. We are proud to be a leader in recognizing and providing full software interoperability to enable hospital information to flow effortlessly with easy-to-integrate solutions.

The SIS team actively participates with leading organizations involved in formulating standards. The SIS commitment to interoperability will ensure our clients’ success and help them build a meaningful electronic health record.

Below is a list of some of the efforts and activities that SIS leads or is involved in to help shape the standards around interoperability and ultimately improve patient care:

IHE Planning Committee, Patient Care Devices (PCD) & IHE Technical Committee, Patient Care Devices

SIS development and product management experts are members of the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) committees that are responsible for developing standards for connectivity – IHE Planning Committee, Patient Care Devices (PCD) & IHE Technical Committee.

The IHE’s Patient Care Devices (PCD) committee is comprised of users and developers of medical devices/systems and information systems.  They address incorporating medical device data into the healthcare enterprise, from point-of-care to the electronic health record (EHR).  Our involvement in this group allows us to support their goal of significantly improving patient safety and quality of care.

By participating in these committees, SIS is helping define the standards that the government will use for 2015 meaningful use criteria for device connectivity.

ONC Policy and Standards Committee

SIS development and product management experts regularly attend Federal Advisory Committees (FACAs) in order to actively monitor and adapt committee recommendations as they are presented and applicable to the SIS Solution.

The Health IT Standards Committee is charged with making recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (HIT) on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information. The Health IT Policy Committee will make recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (HIT) on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information.

IHE North America Connectathon Participant

The IHE North America Connectathon is the healthcare IT industry's largest interoperability testing event. The full range of profiles defined in the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Technical Frameworks are tested each year in a carefully organized and supervised environment involving more than 70 vendors and more than 130 healthcare IT systems. Participants' systems exchange information with systems from many other participating organizations, performing all of the transactions required for the roles they have selected, in support of defined clinical functions.

SIS has participated in the IHE North America Connectathon since 2009, running tests against up to 40 different vendors. SIS continually demonstrates successful interoperability for each of the IHE profiles that are critical in forming an effective information exchange between a perioperative system and other hospital systems.

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase

During the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Interoperability Showcase, vendors and organizations come together to demonstrate standards-based health IT applications in a venue that simulates typical healthcare settings. This event offers a real-world, real-time demonstration of today’s complex healthcare environments that are standards-based, primarily utilizing IHE and Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), but also provides an early look at other proven and tested standards.

SIS’ annual participation in this event showcases our dedication to the industry’s goal of enabling hospital information to flow effortlessly with easy-to-integrate solutions.

View SIS’ 2012 IHE Integration Statement


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