Anesthesia Information Management Systems: A New Venture

JOURNAL TITLE: Journal of Research & Innovation in Anesthesia

Author
1. Suhas Mokashi
2. Vaishali S Badge
ISSN
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10049-2009
Volume
7
Issue
1
Publishing Year
2022
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Cardiac Anesthesia, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    1. Department of Anesthesia, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Article keywords
    Anesthesia, Anesthesia information management system, Information system, Hardware, Software

    Abstract

    The technological innovations in all the sectors of medical specialty have improved not only clinical practice but also administrative work to a great extent. Along with clinical practice, modern technology has replaced traditional techniques of record-keeping and storing piles of paperwork. An anesthesia information management system (AIMS) is an electronic record system that allows the collection, storage, and presentation of patient data during the perioperative course. Anesthesia information management systems (AIMS) have implemented the smooth transition from simple, automated intraoperative record-keeping in a selected few institutions to widely adopted, modern and sophisticated hardware and software solutions that are integrated into a hospital's electronic health record system which contributes to the documentation of patient's entire perioperative experience. The availability of AIMS helps to proliferate and allows sharing of the data across multi-institutional collaborations. Visual analytics and advanced analytics techniques such as machine learning may be applied to AIMS data, to offer even more benefits. Our hospital is a tertiary care, Joint Commission International (JCI) reaccredited hospital, with technological advancement in storing health records in various hospital locations such as operation theaters, wards, Intensive Care Units (ICUs), administrative work, and billing systems.

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