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Surgical Information Systems Acquires Healthcare Software Leader AmkaiSolutions

Company expands focus beyond traditional hospitals and health systems with addition of ambulatory surgery IT leader

ATLANTA and ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems ("SIS"), a leader in perioperative information systems that are uniquely designed to add value at every point of the perioperative process, today announced it has acquired AmkaiSolutions, a leader in ambulatory surgery center (ASC) electronic medical record (EMR) and business management software.


The addition of AmkaiSolutions strengthens SIS' position in the perioperative IT market where it already serves over 300 hospitals and health systems in the U.S. and Canada. AmkaiSolutions will enable SIS to continue to meet the needs of its current clients and extend its capabilities into the ambulatory surgery market which includes ASCs, surgical hospitals and their affiliated physician practices. At the same time, AmkaiSolutions will benefit from SIS' robust capabilities in product development and client support.

SIS and AmkaiSolutions have long shared a commitment to support the distinctive information and business management needs of the complex perioperative environment. With predicted increases in surgical volumes for the future, healthcare organizations are under more pressure than ever to deliver cost-effective, high-quality care to more patients.

Ed Daihl, CEO of SIS, stated, "The combination of these two industry leaders will help meet the changing needs of surgical care delivery and bring together a legacy of technology innovation, surgery, and anesthesia expertise, as well as strong client and partner relationships to the market. The merger expands our ability to provide the solutions perioperative leaders need to help meet their safety, efficiency, and financial goals in any surgical environment."

AmkaiSolutions has experienced substantial growth over the past few years as ambulatory surgery facilities replace and enhance their legacy administrative solutions and expand into electronic clinical documentation. Offering a complete software suite for the ambulatory surgery market, including both an EMR system (AmkaiCharts) and a next-generation administrative management software solution (AmkaiOffice), the company's systems are currently installed in more than 200 facilities in the U.S.

"Meeting the practice and information management needs of the outpatient and acute care environments enable information to be more easily managed and analyzed," shared Joe Macies, Executive Vice President, AmkaiSolutions. "We look forward to combining our strong ambulatory experience with the rich, acute care experience of the SIS team. Together we will advance our ongoing mission to support our clients' efforts to improve the overall healthcare provided by our clients, enabling them to deliver safe, efficient, cost-effective surgical services."

About SIS
Surgical Information Systems (SIS) provides software solutions that are uniquely designed to add value at every point of the perioperative process. Developed specifically for the complex surgical environment, all SIS solutions—including anesthesia—are architected on a single database and integrate easily with other hospital systems. SIS offers the only perioperative analytics tools that have been granted Peer Reviewed status by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). SIS is also the first AIMS provider to be designated as an AQI Preferred Vendor by the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI). For more information, visit our website,  SIS Anesthesia was notably rated #1 in the recently released anesthesia specialty report by KLAS and awarded the Category Leader Designation in the 2012 Best In KLAS Awards.1

SIS, the SIS logo, and Surgical Information Systems are trademarks of Surgical Information Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. 

About AmkaiSolutions
AmkaiSolutions is a trusted industry leader, providing innovative electronic solutions to Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Surgical Hospitals, and Practice and Clinics. AmkaiCharts, the #1-rated2 EMR solution, provides users with critical patient information at their fingertips, along with powerful data mining and reporting capabilities, and accreditation at all levels. AmkaiCharts fully integrates with AmkaiOffice, the company's next generation administrative and management system. AmkaiOffice allows users to maximize revenues, reduce supply costs, and ensure timely completion of tasks, while providing detailed profitability, reporting of case costing, and corporate/facility financial reporting and modeling. For more information, visit

1 "AIMS 2012: Cooperation is Key." August, 2012 and"2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services." December, 2012. © 2012 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.     

2 Parsons School of Design, Institute for Information Mapping.

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