© 2009

Anesthesia Informatics


Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. The Anesthesia Information Management System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-6
    2. Jerry Stonemetz, Robert Lagasse
      Pages 7-21
    3. Stanley Muravchick
      Pages 23-36
    4. Richard H. Epstein
      Pages 37-48
    5. Gilbert Ritchie, Stephen T. Robinson
      Pages 49-66
    6. Jonathan Kendler, Michael Wiklund
      Pages 67-86
    7. Martin Hurrell, Andrew Norton, Terri Monk
      Pages 87-107
    8. Melvin I. Reynolds
      Pages 109-145
    9. Sachin Kheterpal
      Pages 147-165
    10. David Young, Gordon Gibby
      Pages 167-189
    11. Nirav Shah, Michael O'Reilly
      Pages 191-208
    12. R. Lebron Cooper, Alan Merrys
      Pages 209-226
    13. Philip Lane, Jeffrey M. Feldman
      Pages 227-246
    14. David B. Wax, David L. Reich
      Pages 247-267
    15. Christopher Reeves, Jerry Stonemetz
      Pages 269-294
    16. Michael M. Vigoda, Michael O'Reilly, Frank J. Gencorelli, David A. Lubarsky
      Pages 295-310
    17. Paul st. Jacques, Michael Higgins
      Pages 311-325
    18. Marisa L. Wilson
      Pages 333-344
  3. Operating Room Management System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-331

About this book


Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS) have been in existence for several decades, but their use in clinical practice has been very limited until recently. When initially developed, AIMS were primarily focused on replacing paper records with an electronic form. In parallel, the healthcare industry has recognized that electronic medical records are a key element of improving patient safety and reducing error, with many insurers actively encouraging implementation of electronic medical records. Therefore, interest in adopting AIMS technology is growing within the anesthesia community and this book represents a comprehensive handbook in setting up such a system.

Anesthesia Informatics uses a case-based approach to review the subject in a practical manner and is written with the practicing physician in mind. Therefore, it will help anesthesiologists, anesthesia departments, and hospitals in purchasing the ideal technology for their unique situations and help them to utilize it for the ultimate goal of improving patient safety and health-system efficiency.

The goal of the Editors was to make Anesthesia Informatics readable by a clinician with a problem to solve. Each of the international panel of contributors is an expert on their topic within the book, ensuring highly detailed, academically rigorous chapters. Each contributor is active in using the clinical systems discussed in this book, giving them real-world experience as well as expertise in the theoretical aspects of medical informatics.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Clinical Associate Anesthesiology and Critical Care MedicineJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Anesthesiology and NeurosurgeryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Anesthesia Informatics
  • Editors Jerry Stonemetz
    Keith Ruskin
  • Series Title Health Informatics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-76417-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-1579-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-76418-4
  • Series ISSN 1431-1917
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVIII, 504
  • Number of Illustrations 45 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Informatics
    Emergency Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
IT & Software


From the reviews:

"This comprehensive review of the technological advances in medical informatics emphasizes the integration of these advances into the clinical practice of anesthesiology. … Practicing anesthesiologists who have questions about medical informatics and will be incorporating it into their clinical practice are the intended audience. While residents and medical students also may benefit from it … . this book is a worthy contribution to the field." (Mohammed Minhaj, Doody’s Review Services, January, 2009)

Aus den Rezensionen: “Ein Buch ... das sich ausschließlich mit Informationssystemen in der Anästhesie beschäftigt, ist ein Beleg dafür, dass die moderne Health IT mittlerweile doch einen gewissen Reifegrad erreicht hat. In dem Reader ‘Anesthesia lnformatics‘ geben ... Autoren einen Komplettüberblick zu Informationssystemen in der Anästhesie (AIMS), Managementsystemen für den OP-Saal (ORMS) und mobilen IT-Lösungen für Anästhesisten. Installation, Schnittstellen und das digitale Medikationsmanagement sind dabei selbstverständlich Themen ... Besonders anschaulich sind vier Case Reports, die das Buch auflockern ...“ (Grätzel, in: E-Health-Com, February/2010, Issue 1, S. 70)