EMIT has been busy this spring after its winter meeting during the March ASA Board of Directors weekend.

The committee is working on a completely new white paper covering anesthesia information management systems (AIMS). There is no one “best” system for everyone, and it’s important that you address the questions you need to answer for your own facility and needs. This white paper is intended to be a tool to help you identify your requirements and then determine if a given product will meet them. We will announce its general availability later this year and welcome feedback from members.

As many have seen at their home facilities, information technology (IT) has become more pervasive and increasingly important. IT is one of the major budget categories for all facilities, and the drive to collect meaningful use (MU) dollars will continue to increase – possibly beyond any monies actually received by meeting...

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