SIS and Materials Management Microsystems Interface Provides New Instrument Management Benefits in OR

ATLANTA -- SIS (Surgical Information Systems) and Materials Management Microsystems announce today the first successful implementation of a bidirectional interface between SIS perioperative software solution and the SPM sterile processing information system. The new interface ensures consistency between instrument set descriptions in SPM and in SIS preference cards, and provides real-time information on instrumentation requirements necessary for supporting the OR schedule.

The SIS-SPM interface will be a tremendous asset to hospitals seeking to resolve conflicts in the surgery schedule that arise from instrument availability issues, said Ed Daihl, CEO of SIS. This interface will simplify the day-to-day operations of both the operating room and the sterile processing department. Daihl noted that successful implementation of the interface was recently completed at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif.

Efficient and compliant instrument delivery, coordinated with the scheduling function, is an essential component of a streamlined operating room. And because the OR generates the largest revenues and costs in most hospitals, an effective and intuitive interface is of critical importance.

In addition to keeping the instrument set descriptions in synch, the interface offers significant operational and clinical benefits as well, said Ed Becker, president of Materials Management Microsystems. Operationally, the sterile processing department can align resources to deliver instrumentation based on the specific needs of the OR schedule. Clinically, the interface provides simplified methods for maintaining traceability of the uniquely identified asset to the patient or the procedure, and in turn back to the related sterilization records.

Source: SIS and Materials Management Microsystems