Surgical Information Systems Acquires AmkaiSolutions

AmkaiSolutions, an ambulatory surgery center electronic medical record and business management software company, has been acquired by Surgical Information Systems, a perioperative information systems company, according to a news release.

SIS currently serves more than 300 hospitals and health systems in the United States and Canada, and the acquisition will enable the company to meet the needs of its current clients and extend its capabilities into the ambulatory surgery market.

"Meeting the practice and information management needs of the outpatient and acute care environment enable information to be more easily managed and analyzed," said AmkaiSolutions Executive Vice President Joe Macies in a news release. "We look forward to combining our strong ambulatory experience with the rich, acute care experience of the SIS team. Together we will advance our ongoing mission to support our clients' efforts to improve the overall healthcare provided by our clients, enabling them to deliver safe, efficient, cost-effective surgical services."

As a result of the partnership, AmkaiSolutions will benefit form SIS' product development and client support. Over the past few years, AmkaiSolutions has experienced substantial growth and the company's systems are currently installed in more than 200 facilities in the United States.

"The combination of these two industry leaders will help meet the changing needs of surgical care delivery and bring together a legacy of technology innovation, surgery and anesthesia expertise, as well as strong client and partner relationships to the market," said SIS CEO Ed Daihl in a news release. "The merger expands our ability to provide the solutions perioperative leaders need to help meet their safety, efficiency and financial goals in any surgical environment."

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