Anesthesia information management systems: A review of functionality and installation considerations

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, Mohamed A. Rehman

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The functionality and rate of implementation of Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS) has markedly risen over the past decade. These systems have now become much more than the generic automated record keepers, originally proposed and developed in the 1980s. AIMS have now become complex integrated systems, which have been shown to improve patient care and, in some cases, the financial performance of a department. Although the underlying technology has improved greatly over the past 5 years, the process of selecting and completing an AIMS installation still presents a number of challenges, and must be approached carefully in order to maximize the benefits provided by these systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-79
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • AIMS
  • anesthesia
  • informatics
  • information systems
  • software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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