Anesthesia information management system implementation: A practical guide

Stanley Muravchick, James E. Caldwell, Richard H. Epstein, Maria Galati, Warren J. Levy, Michael O'Reilly, Jeffrey S. Plagenhoef, Mohamed Rehman, David L. Reich, Michael M. Vigoda

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Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS) display and archive perioperative physiological data and patient information. Although currently in limited use, the potential benefits of an AIMS with regard to enhancement of patient safety, clinical effectiveness and quality improvement, charge capture and professional fee billing, regulatory compliance, and anesthesia outcomes research are great. The processes and precautions appropriate for AIMS selection, installation, and implementation are complex, however, and have been learned at each site by trial and error. This collaborative effort summarizes essential considerations for successful AIMS implementation, including product evaluation, assessment of information technology needs, resource availability, leadership roles, and training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1598-1608
Number of pages11
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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