Put Your Science to Work Quickly and Confidently

Healthcare today is dynamic and ever changing. The obligations and expectations to provide the highest levels of patient safety, quality and reporting compliance are separately challenging, but add to that increasing acuity, competitive markets, workforce shortages, self- and public- reporting and improved consumer awareness.

Anesthesia providers need tools to support the continuous-improvement objectives they are being asked to deliver. These tools need to be accessible and easy-to-use so best practices and research can be put into use locally without the need of programmers, database analysts or statisticians.

ACG-Anesthesia™ supports rapid-cycle improvement by providing a powerful quality and compliance tool.

  • Immediately automate and improve your anesthesia documentation.
  • Identify your organization’s baseline performance metrics.
  • Reduce time spent searching for and collecting data with the intuitive user interface.
  • Implement small changes quickly and locally to address your improvements goals.  
  • Study the results and quickly modify or roll out those changes over and over.
  • Develop workflows with verifications and smart-alarms to drive your SOP’s into practice compliantly.

ACG-Anesthesia™ supports research.

  • Includes an analytical research tool.
  • Gives the clinician the ability to create complex care algorithms using endless combinations of patient-pertinent data.
  • Enables user to test/deploy hypothesis in real time, analyze the impact and publish.

Data residing in paper records are time-consuming to process and have a relatively high risk of being inaccurate and incomplete. Automated Record Keeping (ARK) improves on accuracy, but does not ensure completeness of documentation; and in many cases ARK requires heavy IT support and a significant time investment for the researcher. ACG-Anesthesia has elevated ARK to the “smart phone” user level and provides a standardized tool for researchers to independently and quickly access reliable and complete real-time data on clinical variables.

Rapid cycle change—Rapid cycle change is a quality-improvement method that identifies, implements and measures changes made to improve a process or a system. At the onset, the team sets an outcome measure based on the system's goals. Improvement occurs through small, rapid PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) cycles to advance practice change. This model requires targeting a specific area to change; planning changes on the basis of sound science, theory and evidence; piloting several changes with small patient groups; measuring the effects of changes; and acting according to the data. The fundamental concept of rapid-cycle improvement is that health care processes—once defined, in place and in effect—should be continually improved by instituting a constant cycle of innovations or improvements.  1

Rapid Cycle Improvement

1 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Quality/Equality Glossary, 4/24/2013, www.rwjf.org

Studies and Reports

Bringing Evidenced-Based Medicine to the Bedside The Cleveland Clinic Decision Support System (DSS)  By Wolf Stapelfeldt, M.D., Chief Medical Officer—Talis Clinical, LLC

Anesthesia’s Next Frontier Cleveland Clinic Innovations has teamed with three private investor-operators to launch a new company, Talis Clinical, to commercialize and further develop two Cleveland Clinic technologies.

MedCity News Cleveland Clinic Presents Anesthesia IT: New Healthcare Startup Talis Clinical By Deanna Pogorelc