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Anesthesia IT

Centricity™ Perioperative Anesthesia is an industry-leading Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) that streamlines anesthesia documentation in intraoperative, as well as providing perioperative workflow support from an anesthesia IT system that is designed to help providers from pre-operative through PACU, and even into ancillary areas where anesthesia is provided.

In the intraoperative, Centricity Perioperative Anesthesia provides anesthesia documentation that can help with adherence to clinical protocols to support your surgical site infection prevention goals.  For providers, Centricity Perioperative Anesthesia provides anesthesia IT that can help provide more predictable patient care, enable more access to clinical information, and help optimize revenue cycle efficiencies in anesthesia.  And for the hospital, Centricity Perioperative Anesthesia is an anesthesia information management system that can help increase on-time surgery starts, reduce PAT workload, and enable patient throughput in perioperative and ancillary areas.

OR Supplies

Facing major capital and operational budget pressures, most healthcare organizations are seeking more effective ways to reduce OR supply costs while preserving or even enhancing patient safety, operational efficiency, and staff productivity. In stock, non-stock, and special order items on hand typically run from about $1 million for smaller hospitals to around $4 million for larger institutions. Averaging about nine inventory turns a year, hospitals are spending anywhere from  $6 million to $24 million annually on supplies.* Management of the OR supply chain is a critical step to helping reduce these costs.

With CentricityTM Perioperative technology, your hospital can harness the power of information technology to help enhance your OR supply chain management.  You can have accurate information on the materials on hand, allowing you to help reduce your inventory carrying costs and enhance your OR utilization. Its robust tissue-tracking records and sterile-processing documentation help enable you to stay ahead of regulatory requirements.   

Centricity Perioperative technology gives you the flexibility you need. It can be automated  in stages to enhance your management functionality and capabilities as your needs and budget grow.   

*Based on GE Healthcare Centricity Perioperative observations of the supply management methods of   over 100 hospitals and surgery centers.


CentricityTM Perioperative Clinical Documentation is designed to meet the needs of nurses, physicians, OR Directors and CEOs by providing accurate data, decreasing turnaround time, supporting HIPAA and regulatory standards and enabling better business practices to help reduce costs. Its intuitive perioperative nursing documentation features allow the perioperative nurse to record data as it occurs in real time throughout the perioperative care continuum, virtually automating the operating room.  Intuitive Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) can help make electronic anesthesia documentation easier than paper charting for anesthesia providers.  

Centricity Perioperative nursing documentation supports the documentation requirements that a perioperative nurse is faced with on a daily basis such as clinical assessments, pain scores, implant tracking and resource consumption from the procedure pick list. By utilizing Clinical Pathways, perioperative nursing documentation elements are standardized by procedure to automatically provide the nurse with valuable patient and procedure information to help streamline the nursing documentation process through charting by exception. 

For anesthesia providers who document on paper or legacy electronic anesthesia documentation systems, Centricity Perioperative Anesthesia can help with adherence to clinical protocols to support your surgical site infection prevention goals.  It can also make electronic anesthesia documentation easier than paper charting through a touch screen designed for intraoperative anesthesia documentation, clinical scripts to help providers follow standard protocols, and vital sign device capture to reduce repetitive tasks for anesthesia documentation.

OR Scheduling

Centricit™ Perioperative is a surgery management system that helps perioperative administration and staff to enhance patient care, optimize OR utilization and perioperative provider efficiency, and maintain correct OR inventory charge capture. The easily configurable system can help streamline everything from OR scheduling and OR resource management to perioperative billing and management reporting.

An intuitive OR scheduling system allows Web-enabled scheduling across your critical care areas, including operating rooms, cath lab, burn unit, PAT, and PACU. Pre-op assessment forms can help perioperative staff capture the relevant data for each patient to enhance perioperative patient flow.  Pathway based charting for OR nursing documentation helps support quality standards such as JCAHO and PNDS. Its bar code based OR instrument charting can more effectively drive your perioperative supply chain, and robust tissue-tracking and other capabilities help you stay ahead of perioperative regulatory requirements.  Centricity Perioperative Tracker offers a real-time view of patients, perioperative resources and surgical case events while Centricity Perioperative Bed Manager gives real-time OR bed management from Preop through PACU accessible from a mobile platform1.  PACU management capabilities increase efficiency for PACU nurses with scripts that offer quick touch-screen data entry, the ability to vary content by patient population, device capture of vital signs, and easy reference of intraoperative data.

1.Where there is an Internet connection


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Centricity™ Perioperative brings you a system that is specifically designed for OR and anesthesia IT management while having the interoperability capabilities that enable data flows as needed to other IT systems in your organization.  This helps providers have the data they need at the point of care in the most critical areas of your organization. 

Centricity Perioperative is a proven perioperative interoperability solution with over 600 interfaces deployed for 300+ customers to 35 different IT systems. These include standard interfaces for the data that your perioperative team needs to work efficiently from your inpatient electronic medical record (EMR) or hospital information system (HIS), hospital charge or billing system, materials management, or lifetime clinical repository (LCR).  Centricity Perioperative also has a discreet data interface (DDI) that can pass any discreet data element into or out of any field in any of your hospital IT systems that support discreet data elements.  

New with Centricity Perioperative 7.9, the Perioperative-EMR URL allows users to seamlessly view EMR data in Centricity Perioperative and spend less time looking for patient information.  Through patient context and credential sharing, the Perioperative EMR-URL reduces redundant data entry and allows access to information in other IT systems in workflow cases where interfaces are impractical.


Real-time data that helps you optimize performance

Productivity, profitability and quality of care are challenges for every perioperative leader. Analytics Dashboard from Centricity™ High Acuity supports your success by helping you stay on top of essential departmental metrics in real time. 

Look to your dashboard for actionable insights that help enable more informed decisions on scheduling, practices, resource use and more. Additionally, predictive tools highlight where early intervention could reduce unwanted events, such as unplanned overtime for hospital staff or extended wait times for patients.

How the Analytics Dashboard helps drive better outcomes

• Aligns with industry defined metrics for performance benchmarking

• Helps improve awareness of operational workflow efficiency for earlier intervention against resource bottlenecks

• Provides alerts for key metrics reinforced by visual design standards

• Powered by Predix™, GE’s software platform for the Industrial Internet, which connects machines, data and people to optimize industrial-scale analytics 


Pre-Op tools help enhance the patient experience and provide data access to help enhance profitability


Centricity™ Perioperative Pre-Op provides an online portal for patients to easily submit their medical history for review by providers who are using Centricity Perioperative.  Centricity Perioperative Pre-Op:  

  • Enhances the patient experience by allowing them to fill out medical history when and where it is convenient for them
  • Allows clinicians to view patient history prior to the time of surgery, which may help avoid case delays or cancellations
  • Gives customers an easier payment model with by-procedure pricing
  • Remote hosting supports a move toward cloud-based services    


Amid industry upheaval, healthcare organizations are under greater pressure than ever to be productive. Only by getting the most out of every tool can you deliver the care patients need with the efficiency the market demands.

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