Anesthesia Touch™ is a full-featured anesthesia information management system (AIMS) for both iPad and Windows and is developed for use by hospitals, surgery centers, and office-based providers. A leading anesthesia EMR program, Anesthesia Touch, offers a complete solution for anesthesia documentation and uses a cloud-based solution for capturing, managing and storing patient information.
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Intuitive, Fast, and Easy to Use
Streamlines Preoperative Workflow with Real-time Integration
Anesthesia Touch, a complete anesthesia information management system, improves the documentation process through interface integration with a variety of systems. Anesthesia providers will save time and improve efficiency by accessing patient registration data, surgery schedules, patient assessment, and lab results all from one system, thereby eliminating redundant documentation and streamlining the preoperative process. Anesthesia Touch produces a comprehensive pre-anesthesia evaluation and a customized electronic patient consent form that can be signed directly on the iPad and saved to the patient’s record.
Improves the Quality and Efficiency in the OR
Anesthesia Touch on the iPad or Windows touchscreen delivers a complete intraoperative anesthesia record that supports clinicians’ quality initiatives to participate in national quality databases, such as PQRI, AQI, SCIP and SCOR. In addition, it provides intelligent real-time clinical decision support, such as allergy alerts, antibiotic selection guidance, and best practice compliance reminders. Clinicians save time and improve efficiency with an electronic intraoperative record that automatically captures patient’s vital signs and allows simultaneous record access, ideal for care team practice. Anesthesia Touch supports the hospital’s efforts to improve quality and processes with intraoperative case templates that are not only customizable to the case workflow, but are easy to learn and intuitive to use. Clinicians will find it quick and easy to document anesthetic delivery, as well as capture medication and supply charges. In addition, the intraoperative documentation provides compliance checking for concurrency and documentation completeness.
Smoothes Transition to Postoperative Care
At the end of a case, the clinician quickly and easily completes the postoperative documentation and then electronically signs off on the case. The electronic signature triggers an automatic transmission of information required for billing, compared to paper records that may take several days after the procedure has been completed to reach the billing department. The configurable case completeness checks assure compliance with billing regulations and national quality initiatives.
Saves Time by Automatically Capturing Vital Signs
The automatic collection of physiologic data from patient monitors is an important time saver by eliminating manual data entry and establishing an accurate electronic record, so the clinician’s focus is on delivering excellent patient care. One major benefit with an automated system is the ability to capture the data faster, better and more comprehensive than a paper record, including the ability to backfill the physiologic data to the record for an emergency case.
Enhances Flexibility with AIMS Mobility
Plexus IS takes full advantage of the iPad technology by developing an AIMS application that is native to the Apple iOS on the iPad. Clinicians can instantly view patient vital signs for all operating rooms at one time, enhancing remote monitoring of cases. Anesthesia Touch on the iPad is easy to use and includes all the same functionality as the Windows-based application.
The Power of an AIMS with the Simplicity of an App
Streamlines the Billing Process
Promotes Compliance with National Quality Initiatives
Anesthesia Touch electronically delivers complete documentation to the billing office, which speeds up both the billing and revenue collection process. The billing office has access to the complete anesthesia documentation including PreOp Evaluation, Patient Consent form, Anesthesia Record, Discharge Note, and Captured Images.
Improves Reimbursement through Coding – ICD-10 Ready!
Anesthesia Touch delivers clinicians an easily searchable coding module with full access to ICD9, ICD10, CPT and Anesthesia Crosswalk codes. By coding at the point of care, rather than retroactively in billing office, providers ensure they are capturing the level of specificity needed for accurate charging and full reimbursement.
Anesthesia Touch delivers extensive quality data capture features built into the system with customized data capture capabilities that helps clinicians participate in national quality databases, such as PQRI, AQI, SCIP and SCOR. By automating the anesthesia record, clinians enhance accessibility and quality of patient data for research and analytics via Plexus IS' Anesthesia Reporting Solution, compared to limited accessibility offered by paper records.
Optimizes Workflow with Robust Interoperability and Connectivity
Implementing an AIMS with real-time integration that continues from preoperative care through postoperative care enhances patient safety, reduces errors, increases reimbursement, eliminates duplicate entry, saves time, improves accurate documentation and stores analytical data for reporting. Plexus IS interfaces with numerous Anesthesia machines, patient monitors, and other monitoring devices.
Plexus IS utilizes an interface engine to send and receive data: Surgery Schedule (HL7 SIU), Registration (HL7 ADT), Lab Results (HL7 ORM), Patient Assessment (Allergies, Medications, Hx), Pyxis/Omnicell, Professional Charges, Hospital Charges, and more.
Delivers a Complete EHR System Certified for Meaningful Use - MU2 Ready!
Anesthesia providers can take advantage of the interoperability encouraged by Meaningful Use to help improve patient care and decrease healthcare costs. Anesthesia Touch is certified as a Complete EHR system and is compliant with the ONC-ACB 2014 Edition Criteria, which supports both Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). View Client Testimonials