ATLANTA and RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems ('SIS'), a leader in perioperative information systems, and QlikTech, a leader in user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), announced today the companies have renewed their joint agreement to expand the use of the QlikView platform in conjunction with SIS Analytics to support perioperative performance success. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080722/SISLOGO ) As specialists in perioperative information technology, Surgical Information Systems (SIS) provides solutions that help enable improved financial performance, operational efficiency, patient safety, and quality of care to over 300 hospitals. Proven to deliver results, SIS Analytics has been granted Peer Reviewed status by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Driven by market demand, SIS has expanded the availability of SIS Analytics and its role-based perioperative dashboards powered by QlikView for use with all of the leading electronic health record or perioperative information management systems, helping even more clients extend the benefits of their IT investments. The integration of the QlikView Business Discovery platform empowers users to ask a wide variety of questions, allowing them to perform deep-dive analysis based on their individual needs. "SIS Analytics seamlessly extracts data from our Epic system, transforming our data into the timely information we need," notes Lynn Witherspoon, Chief Medical Information Officer, Ochsner Health System. "In seconds, we can see an overall snapshot of our perioperative performance and easily track valuable metrics such as cost per case, room utilization by provider, or even this week's antibiotic administration compliance rates." For more than 17 years, hospitals have used SIS Analytics, now in its third generation, to drive their perioperative business intelligence strategy, achieve clinical excellence in both surgery and anesthesia, and improve their bottom line. "Like most hospitals, with the market competition and the increased pressure to be efficient and maintain our current volume, we don't have two or three years to find a solution that gives us the data that we need to make the necessary changes. SIS Analytics gives us information we can actually use," notes Amy Smith, Vice President of Perioperative Services, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. "With a simple query, we can get immediate answers, and take that data and do something with it. It has really helped us move the organization in the right direction." "In an industry where improved access to information can truly help enhance patient care, QlikView's flexible platform enables users to navigate and drill in any direction, ask any question, and interrogate extensive data streams to get the most pertinent information and accurate analysis, fast," said Ellen Derrico, Director Global Market Development, Life Sciences and Healthcare, QlikTech. "We look forward to continuing our work together with SIS to deliver an advanced analytics solution that enables users to answer even unasked questions, so they can make faster and better informed decisions that support improved patient outcomes and enhanced efficiencies that drive down costs." Proven to integrate with multiple enterprise electronic health record systems, the unique insights delivered by SIS Analytics help SIS client hospitals ensure surgeon and operating room utilization are optimized for the highest levels of efficiency, allowing them to schedule more surgeries, reduce case turnover time, and reduce wait time for patients. Powerful decision support allows hospital management to better support initiatives that improve patient safety and quality of care, while also improving compliance with government and regulatory initiatives.