Click here  for an annotated bibliography of the AIMS articles below, arranged by topic.

2017

Ehrenfeld JM, Wanderer JP, Terekhov M, Rothman BS, Sandberg WS. A perioperative systems design to improve intraoperative glucose monitoring is associated with a reduction in surgical site infections in a diabetic patient population. Anesthesiology 126:431-440, 2017

Hincker A, Abdallah AB, Avidan M, Candelario P, Helsten D. Electronic medical record interventions and recurrent perioperative antibiotic administration: a before-and-after study. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 64:716-723, 2017

Nair BG, Gabel E, Hofer I, Schwid HA, Cannesson M. Intraoperative clinical decision support for anesthesia: a narrative review of available systems. Anesthesia & Analgesia 124:603-617, 2017

Rodriguez LI, Smaka TJ, Mahla M, Epstein RH. Default drug doses in anesthesia information management systems. Anesthesia & Analgesia 125:255-260, 2017

Shear TD, Deshur M, Lapin B, Greenberg SB, Murphy GS, Szokol J, Ujiki M, Newark R, Benson J, Koress C, Dwyer C, Vender J. Documentation and treatment of intraoperative hypotension: electronic anesthesia records versus paper anesthesia records. Journal of Medical Systems 41:86, 2017

Wax DB, McCormick PJ. A real-time decision support system for anesthesiologist end-of-shift relief. Anesthesia & Analgesia 124:599-602, 2017

Weintraub AY, Deutsch ES, Hales RL, Buchanan NA, Rock WL, Rehman, MA. Using high-technology simulators to prepare anesthesia providers before implementation of a new electronic health record module: a technical report. Anesthesia & Analgesia 124:1815-1819, 2017

Wu A, Kodali BS, Flanagan Jr. HL, Urman RD. Introduction of a new electronic medical record system has mixed effects on first surgical case efficiency metrics. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing 31:1073-1079, 2017

2016

Epstein RH, Dexter F, Gratch DM, Perino M, Magrann J. Controlled substance reconciliation accuracy improvement using near real-time drug transaction capture from automated dispensing cabinets. Anesthesia & Analgesia 122:1841-1855, 2016  

Hofer IS, Gabel E, Pfeffer M, Mahbouba M, Mahajan A. A systematic approach to creation of a perioperative data warehouse. Anesthesia & Analgesia 122:1880-1884, 2016

Marian AA, Bayman EO, Gillett A, Hadder B, Todd MM. The influence of the type and design of the anesthesia record on ASA physical status scores in surgical patients: paper records vs. electronic anesthesia records. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 16:29, 2016

O'Neill L, Dexter F, Zhang N. The risks to patient privacy from publishing data from clinical anesthesia studies. Anesthesia & Analgesia 122:2017-2027, 2016  

Simpao AF, Galvez JA, England WR, Wartman EC, Scott JH, Hamid MM Sr, Rehman MA, Epstein RH. A technical evaluation of wireless connectivity from patient monitors to an anesthesia information management system during intensive care unit surgery. Anesthesia & Analgesia 122:425-429, 2016

Wetmore D, Goldberg A, Gandhi N, Spivack J, McCormick P, DeMaria S Jr. An embedded checklist in the Anesthesia Information Management System improves pre-anaesthetic induction setup: a randomised controlled trial in a simulation setting. BMJ Quality & Safety 25:739-746, 2016

2015

Epstein RH, Dexter F, Patel N. Influencing anesthesia provider behavior using anesthesia information management system data for near real-time alerts and post hoc reports. Anesthesia & Analgesia 121:678-692, 2015  

Gálvez JA, Rothman BS, Doyle CA, Morgan S, Simpao AF, Rehman MA. A narrative review of meaningful use and anesthesia information management systems. Anesthesia & Analgesia 121:693-706, 2015

Malapero RJ, Gabriel RA, Gimlich R, Ehrenfeld JM, Philip BK, Bates DW, Urman RD. An anesthesia medication cost scorecard--concepts for individualized feedback. Journal of Medical Systems 39:48, 2015

Sathishkumar S, Lai M, Picton P, Kheterpal S, Morris M, Shanks A, Ramachandran SK. Behavioral modification of intraoperative hyperglycemia management with a novel real-time audiovisual monitor. Anesthesiology 123:29-37, 2015

2014

Avidan A, Dotan K, Weissman C, Cohen MJ, Levin PD. Accuracy of manual entry of drug administration data into an anesthesia information management system. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 61:979-985, 2014

Herasevich V, Ellsworth MA, Hebl JR, Brown MJ, Pickering BW. Information needs for the OR and PACU electronic medical record. Applied Clinical Informatics 5:630-641

Kappen TH, Moons KGM, van Wolfswinkel L, Kalkman CJ, Vergouwe Y, van Klei WA. Impact of risk assessments on prophylactic antiemetic prescription and the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting: a cluster-randomized trial. Anesthesiology 120:343-354, 2014

Stol IS, Ehrenfeld JM, Epstein RH. Technology diffusion of anesthesia information management systems into academic anesthesia departments in the United States. Anesthesia & Analgesia 118:644-650, 2014

Warner ME, Chong EY, Lowe ME, Sprung J, Weingarten TN. Emergency pages using a computer-based anesthesiology paging system in ambulatory surgical centers: a retrospective review. Anesthesia & Analgesia 119:145-150, 2014

2013

Blum JM, Stentz MJ, Maile MD, Jewell E, Raghavendran K, Engoren M, Ehrenfeld JM. Automated alerting and recommendations for the management of patients with preexisting hypoxia and potential acute lung injury: a pilot study. Anesthesiology 119:295-302, 2013

Edwards KE, Hagen SM, Hannam J, Kruger C, Yu R, Merry AF. A randomized comparison between records made with an anesthesia information management system and by hand, and evaluation of the Hawthorne effect. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia 60:990-997, 2013

Epstein RH, Dexter F, Rothman B. Communication latencies of wireless devices suitable for time-critical messaging to anesthesia providers. Anesthesia & Analgesia 116:911-918, 2013  

Epstein RH, St Jacques P, Stockin M, Rothman B, Ehrenfeld JM, Denny JC. Automated identification of drug and food allergies entered using non-standard terminology. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 20:962-968, 2013

Frank SM, Rothschild JA, Masear CG, Rivers RJ, Merritt WT, Savage WJ, Ness PM. Optimizing preoperative blood ordering with data acquired from an anesthesia information management system. Anesthesiology 118:1286-1297, 2013

Freundlich RE, Barnet CS, Mathis MR, Shanks AM, Tremper KK, Kheterpal S. A randomized trial of automated electronic alerts demonstrating improved reimbursable anesthesia time documentation. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 25:110-114, 2013

Hyder JA, Kor DJ, Cima RR, Subramanian A. How to improve the performance of intraoperative risk models: an example with vital signs using the surgical apgar score. Anesthesia and Analgeisa 117:1338-1346, 2013

Nair BG, Horibe M, Newman SF, Wu WY, Schwid HA. Near real-time notification of gaps in cuff blood pressure recordings for improved patient monitoring. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing 27:265-271, 2013

Nair BG, Newman SF, Peterson GN, Schwid HA. Smart Anesthesia Manager - a real-time decision support system for anesthesia care during surgery. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 60:207-210, 2013

Nair BG, Peterson GN, Neradilek MB, Newman SF, Huang EY, Schwid HA. Reducing wastage of inhalation anesthetics using real-time decision support to notify of excessive fresh gas flow. Anesthesiology 118:874-884, 2013

Rothman BS, Dexter F, Epstein RH. Communication latencies of Apple push notification messages relevant for delivery of time-critical information to anesthesia care providers. Anesthesia & Analgesia 117:398-404, 2013  

Smallman B, Dexter F, Masursky D, Li F, Gorji R, George D, Epstein RH. Role of communication systems in coordinating supervising anesthesiologists’ activities outside of operating rooms. Anesthesia & Analgesia 116:898-903, 2013  

Wanderer JP, Charnin J, Driscoll WD, Bailin MT, Baker K. Decision support using anesthesia information management system records and accreditation council for graduate medical education case logs for resident operating room assignments. Anesthesia & Analgesia 117:494-499, 2013

Weingarten TN, Abenstein JP, Dutton CH, Kohn MA, Lee EA, Mullenbach TE, Narr BJ, Schroeder DR, Sprung J. Characteristics of emergency pages using a computer-based anesthesiology paging system in children and adults undergoing procedures at a tertiary care medical center. Anesthesia & Analgesia 116:904-910, 2013

2012

Avidan A, Weissman C. Record completeness and data concordance in an anesthesia information management system using context-sensitive mandatory data-entry fields. International Journal of Medical Informatics 81:173-181, 2012

Dexter F, Ledolter J, Davis E, Witkowski TA, Herman JH, Epstein RH. Systematic criterion for type and screen based on procedure’s probability of erythrocyte transfusion. Anesthesiology 116:768-778, 2012  

Epstein RH, Dexter F. Implications of resolved hypoxemia on the utility of desaturation alerts sent from an anesthesia decision support system to supervising anesthesiologists. Anesthesia & Analgesia 115: 929-933, 2012  

Epstein RH, Dexter F. Mediated interruptions of anaesthesia providers using predictions of workload from anaesthesia information management system data. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care 40: 803-812, 2012  

Frank SM, Savage WJ, Rothschild JA, Rivers RJ, Ness PM, Paul SL, Ulatowski JA. Variability in blood and blood component utilization as assessed by an anesthesia information management system. Anesthesiology 117:99-106, 2012

Kooij FO, Vos N, Siebenga P, Klok T, Hollmann MW, Kal JE. Automated reminders decrease postoperative nausea and vomiting incidence in a general surgical population. British Journal of Anaesthesia 108:961-965, 2012

Kool NP, van Waes JA, Bijker JB, Peelen LM, van Wolfswinkel L, de Graaff JC, van Klei WA. Artifacts in research data obtained from an anesthesia information and management system. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 59:833-841, 2012

Marian AA, Dexter F, Tucker P, Todd MM. Comparison of alphabetical versus categorical display format for medication order entry in a simulated touch screen anesthesia information management system: an experiment in cliniciancomputer interaction in anesthesia. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 12:46, 2012  

Mashour GA, Shanks A, Tremper KK, Kheterpal S, Turner CR, Ramachandran SK, Picton P, Schueller C, Morris M, Vandervest JC, Lin N, Avidan MS. Prevention of intraoperative awareness with explicit recall in an unselected surgical population: a randomized comparative effectiveness trial. Anesthesiology 117:717-725, 2012

Nair BG, Peterson GN, Newman SF, Wu WY, Kolios-Morris V, Schwid HA. Improving documentation of a beta-blocker quality measure through an anesthesia information management system and real-time notification of documentation errors. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 38:283-288, 2012

Wanderer JP, Rao AV, Rothwell SH, Ehrenfeld JM. Comparing two anesthesia information management system user interfaces: a usability evaluation. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 59:1023–1031, 2012

2011

Ehrenfeld JM, Epstein RH, Bader S, Kheterpal S, Sandberg WS. Automatic notifications mediated by anesthesia information management systems reduce the frequency of prolonged gaps in blood pressure documentation. Anesthesia & Analgesia 113:356-363, 2011

Epstein RH, Dexter F. Mean arterial pressures bracketing prolonged monitoring interruptions have negligible systematic differences from matched controls without such gaps. Anesthesia & Analgesia 113:267-271, 2011  

Epstein RH, Gratch DM, McNulty S, Grunwald Z. Validation of a system to detect scheduled drug diversion by anesthesia care providers. Anesthesia & Analgesia 113:160-164, 2011

Ledolter J, Dexter F, Epstein RH. Analysis of variance of communication latencies in anesthesia: Comparing means of multiple lognormal distributions. Anesthesia & Analgesia 113:888-896, 2011  

McLellan S, Galvin M, McMaugh D. Benefits measurement from the use of an automated anaesthetic record keeping system (AARK) Electronic Journal of Health Informatics 6(1):e6, 2011

Nair BG, Newman SF, Peterson GN, Schwid HA. Automated electronic reminders to improve redosing of antibiotics during surgical cases: comparison of two approaches. Surgical Infections 12:57-63, 2011

Peterfreund RA, Driscoll WD, Walsh JL, Subramanian A, Anupama S, Weaver M, Morris T, Arnholz S, Zheng H, Pierce ET, Spring SF. Evaluation of a mandatory quality assurance data capture in anesthesia: a secure electronic system to capture quality assurance information linked to an automated anesthesia record. Anesthesia & Analgesia 112:1218-1225, 2011

Schwann NM, Bretz KA, Eid S, Burger T, Fry D, Ackler F, Evans P, Romancheck D, Beck M, Ardire AJ, Lukens H, McLoughlin TM. Point-of-care electronic prompts: an effective means of increasing compliance, demonstrating quality, and improving outcome. Anesthesia & Analgesia 113:869-876, 2011

Simpao A, Heitz JW, McNulty SE, Chekemian B, Brenn BR, Epstein RH. The design and implementation of an automated system for logging clinical experiences using an anesthesia information management system. Anesthesia & Analgesia 112:422-429, 2011

Taicher BM, Alam RI, Berman J, Epstein RH. Design, implementation, and evaluation of a computerized system to communicate with patients with limited native language proficiency in the perioperative period. Anesthesia & Analgesia 112:106-112, 2011

Trentman TL, Mueller JT, Ruskin KJ, Noble BN, Doyle CA. Adoption of anesthesia information management systems by US anesthesiologists. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing 25:129-135, 2011

van Schalkwyk JM, Lowes D, Frampton C, Merry AF. Does manual anaesthetic record capture remove clinically important data? British Journal of Anaesthesia 107:546-552, 2011

2010

Dexter F, Bayman EO, Epstein RH. Statistical modeling of average and variability of time to extubation for meta-analysis comparing desflurane to sevoflurane. Anesthesia & Analgesia 110:570-580, 2010  

Epstein RH, Ekbatani A, Kaplan J, Shechter R, Grunwald Z. Development of a staff recall system for mass casualty incidents using cell phone text messaging. Anesthesia & Analgesia 110:871-878, 2010

Epstein RH. Postoperative nausea and vomiting, decision support, and regulatory oversight. Anesthesia & Analgesia 111:270-271, 2010

Frenzel JC, Kee SS, Ensor JE, Riedel BJ, Ruiz JR. Ongoing provision of individual clinician performance data improves practice behavior. Anesthesia & Analgesia 111:515-519, 2010

Nair BG, Newman SF, Peterson GN, Wu WY, Schwid HA. Feedback mechanisms including real-time electronic alerts to achieve near 100% timely prophylactic antibiotic administration in surgical cases. Anesthesia & Analgesia 111:1293-1300, 2010

2009

Dexter F, Epstein RH, Lee JD, Ledolter J. Automatic updating of times remaining in surgical cases using bayesian analysis of historical case duration data and "instant messaging" updates from anesthesia providers. Anesthesia & Analgesia 108:929-940, 2009  

Eden A, Pizov R, Toderis L, Kantor G, Perel A. The impact of an electronic reminder on the use of alarms after separation from cardiopulmonary bypass. Anesthesia & Analgesia 108:1203-1208, 2009

Epstein RH, Dexter F, Ehrenfeld JM, Sandberg WS. Implications of event entry latency on anesthesia information management decision support systems. Anesthesia & Analgesia 108:941-947, 2009  

2008

Egger Halbeis CB, Epstein RH, Macario A, Pearl RG, Grunwald Z. Adoption of anesthesia information management systems by academic departments in the United States. Anesthesia & Analgesia 107:1323-1329, 2008

Epstein RH, Dexter F, Piotrowski E. Automated correction of room location errors in anesthesia information management systems. Anesthesia & Analgesia 107:965-971, 2008  

Grant C, Ludbrook G, Hampson EA, Semenov R, Willis R. Adverse physiological events under anaesthesia and sedation: a pilot audit of electronic patient records. Anaesthesia & Intensive Care 36:222-229, 2008

Kooij FO, Klok T, Hollmann MW, Kal JE. Decision support increases guideline adherence for prescribing postoperative nausea and vomiting prophylaxis. Anesthesia & Analgesia 106:893-898, 2008

Muravchick S, Caldwell JE, Epstein RH, Galati M, Levy WJ, O'Reilly M, Plagenhoef JS, Rehman M, Reich DL, Vigoda MM. Anesthesia information management system implementation: a practical guide. Anesthesia & Analgesia 107: 1598-1608, 2008

Sandberg WS, Sandberg EH, Seim AR, Anupama S, Ehrenfeld JM, Spring SF, Walsh L. Real-time checking of electronic anesthesia records for documentation errors and automatically text messaging clinicians improves quality of documentation. Anesthesia & Anesthesia 106:192-201, 2008

Wax DB, Beilin Y, Hossain S, Lin HM, Reich DL. Manual editing of automatically recorded data in an anesthesia information management system. Anesthesiology 109:811-815, 2008

2007

Dexter F, Willemsen-Dunlap A, Lee JD. Operating room managerial decision-making on the day of surgery with and without computer recommendations and status displays. Anesthesia & Analgesia 105:419-429, 2007  

Driscoll WD, Columbia MA, Peterfreund RA. An observational study of anesthesia record completeness using an anesthesia information management system. Anesthesia & Analgesia 104:1454-1461, 2007

Egan MT, Sandberg WS. Auto identification technology and its impact on patient safety in the Operating Room of the Future. Surgical Innovation 14:41-51, 2007

Epstein RH, Gratch DM, Grunwald Z. Development of a drug diversion surveillance system based on an analysis of atypical drug transactions. Anesthesia & Analgesia 105:1053-1060, 2007

Epstein RH, Vigoda MM, Feinstein DM. Anesthesia information management systems: a survey of current implementation policies and practices. Anesthesia & Analgesia 105:405–411, 2007

Kheterpal S, Gupta R, Blum JM, Tremper KK, O'Reilly M, Kazanjian PE. Electronic reminders improve procedure documentation compliance and professional fee reimbursement. Anesthesia & Analgesia 104:592-597, 2007

Spring SF, Sandberg WS, Anupama S, Walsh JL, Driscoll WD, Raines DE. Automated documentation error detection and notification improves anesthesia billing performance. Anesthesiology 106:157-163, 2007

Vigoda MM, Gencorelli FJ, Lubarsky DA. Discrepancies in medication entries between anesthetic and pharmacy records using electronic databases. Anesthesia & Analgesia 105:1061-1065, 2007

Wax DB, Beilin Y, Levin M, Chadha N, Krol M, Reich DL. The effect of an interactive visual reminder in an anesthesia information management system on timeliness of prophylactic antibiotic administration. Anesthesia & Analgesia 104:1462-1466, 2007

2006

Nemeth C, O’Connor M, Klock PA, Cook R. Discovering healthcare cognition: the use of cognitive artifacts to reveal cognitive work. Organization Studies 27:1011-1035, 2006

O’Reilly M, Talsma A, VanRiper S, Kheterpal S, Burney R. An anesthesia information system designed to provide physician-specific feedback improves timely administration of prophylactic antibiotics. Anesthesia & Analgesia 103:908-912, 2006

Reich DL, Kahn RA, Wax D, Palvia T, Galati M, Krol M. Development of a module for point-of-care charge capture and submission using an anesthesia information management system. Anesthesiology 105:179–186, 2006

Vigoda MM, Gencorelli F, Lubarsky DA. Changing medical group behaviors: increasing the rate of documentation of quality assurance events using an anesthesia information system. Anesthesia & Analgesia 103:390-395, 2006

Vigoda MM, Lubarsky DA. Failure to recognize loss of incoming data in an anesthesia record-keeping system may have increased medical liability. Anesthesia & Analgesia 102:1798-1802, 2006

Vigoda MM, Lubarsky DA. The medicolegal importance of enhancing timeliness of documentation when using an anesthesia information system and the response to automated feedback in an academic practice. Anesthesia & Analgesia 103:131-136, 2006

2005

St Jacques P, Sanders N, Patel N, Talbot TR, Deshpande JK, Higgins M. Improving timely surgical antibiotic prophylaxis redosing administration using computerized record prompts. Surgical Infections 6:215-221, 2005

Xiao Y, Hu P, Hao H, Ho D, Dexter F, Mackenzie CF, Seagull FJ, Dutton R. Algorithm for processing vital sign monitoring data to remotely identify operating room occupancy in real-time. Anesthesia & Analgesia 101:823–829, 2005  

2004

Feldman JM. Do anesthesia information systems increase malpractice exposure? Results of a survey. Anesthesia & Analgesia 99: 840-843, 2004

2003

Abenstein JP, Allan JA, Ferguson JA, Deick SD, Rose SH, Narr BJ. Computer-based anesthesiology paging system. Anesthesia & Analgesia 97:196-204, 2003

Dexter F, Epstein R. Optimizing second shift OR staffing. AORN Journal 77:825-830, 2003

2002

Junger A, Benson M, Quinzio L, Michel A, Sciuk G, Brammen D, Marquardt K, Hempelmann G. An Anesthesia Information Management System as a tool for controlling resource management of operating rooms. Methods of Information in Medicine 41:81-85, 2002

1998

Dexter F, Penning DH, Lubarsky DA, DeLong E, Sanderson I, Gilbert BC, Bell E, Reves JG. Use of an automated anesthesia information system to determine reference limits for vital signs during cesarean section. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing 14:491-98, 1998

1997

Lubarsky DA, Sanderson IC, Gilbert WC, King KP, Ginsberg B, Dear GL, Coleman RL, Pafford TD, Reves JG. Using an anesthesia information management system as a cost containment tool. Description and validation. Anesthesiology 86:1161–1169, 1997