[Anesthesia information management systems]

Marchand DK, Bussières S, Lacasse Y
Record ID 32018005151
Original Title: Les systèmes de gestion des informations en anesthésie
Authors' objectives: Paper anesthetic records require considerable logistics and have many weaknesses, as they may be incomplete, difficult to read due to poor handwriting, or untraceable. Efforts to address these issues and the need for accurate capture and interpretation of medical data have led to the advent of Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS). In this context, the Department of Anesthesiology at the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute – Laval University (Institute) requested that the Health Technology Assessment Unit (HTAU) determine the clinical relevance of an AIMS to the practice of anesthesiology at the Institute.
Authors' results and conclusions: The literature search identified three randomized clinical trials, 11 non-randomized studies, and one evidence-based practice guideline on the safety and clinical efficacy of AIMS.
Authors' recommendations: It was recommended that an AIMS be used for recording medical information in the health record of people undergoing anesthesia. This is a conditional recommendation based on low- or moderate-quality evidence. The drafting of a decision by the administration will require substantial debate and the involvement of different stakeholders.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2022
Requestor: Department of Anesthesiology
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Full HTA
Country: Canada
Province: Quebec
MeSH Terms
  • Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia Department, Hospital
  • Decision Support Systems, Clinical
  • Hospital Information Systems
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized
  • Information Management
  • Electronic Health Records
Organisation Name: Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec – Université Laval (IUCPQ-ULaval)
Contact Address: 2725, chemin Sainte-Foy Québec QC G1V 4G5
Contact Name: uetmis.iucpq@ssss.gouv.qc.ca
Contact Email: uetmis.iucpq@ssss.gouv.qc.ca
Copyright: Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec - Université Laval
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