Why do Anesthesia Practices bear the burden of being software integrators?
Practitioners across the country ask this question and are left with a frustrating answer.
No one else can…
When it comes to technology systems designed for the anesthesia market, most software vendors focus on specific parts of the perioperative and administrative workflow. While they may excel in their specific field of focus, they may come up short when it comes to ensuring the seamless integration with the anesthesia practice.
The systems that are available today range from preoperative portals, intraoperative documentation, clinical quality measurement, anesthesia charge capture, to a host of other systems focused on the practice and management of anesthesia and pain. These systems may require a great deal of integration effort that many anesthesia practices can’t realistically support. This leaves the already over-burdened hospitals or facilities with integrating their backbone hospital information system with these ancillary systems.
In addition to the integration burden, many clinical, quality, or preoperative systems carry capital expenditure requirements that outprice the anesthesia practices and force the hospitals to carry the cost. This dynamic creates a political and operational imbalance that may not always have the anesthesia staff’s interests as a priority.
Anesthesia Business Consultants (ABC) has 32 years of experience in managing anesthesia practices. By combining that experience with that of our software partners, we are happy to announce the release of the next generation of Anesthesia Technology:
ABC is a true technological partner with the practice of anesthesia by ensuring that our customers have a balanced relationship with the hospitals and facilities they serve. By providing a fully integrated solution that does not rely on any fixed hardware, clinicians can be confident that the software systems supporting their practice are flexible enough to match their operations.
ABC customers can leverage the full feature set of OneSourceAnesthesia including:
- Patient Portal
- Pre-Admission (PAT) tracking
- Preoperative Lab Recommendations and Medical Clearances
- Preoperative Holding Documentation
- Electronic Charge Capture
- Anesthesia Information Management System
- Postoperative Quality Collection
- Full integration to ABC’s F1RSTAnesthesia
- Automatic upload to Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI)
The only requirements for the hospital are to establish connectivity to the standard Admission Discharge Transfer (ADT) and scheduling interfaces. All services are provided through a private cloud and do not require any specialized hardware in any area of operation or the hospital or surgery center’s servers to host the software in any way. Existing devices such as Apple’s iPhone or iPad or Google’s Android can now serve as the cornerstone to your technology strategy. These elements, when combined with the intuitive user experience of OneSourceAnesthesia, offer an unparalleled platform to streamline and automatically incorporate best practices and clinical protocols to any practice.