Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 71–79 | Cite as

Anesthesia information management systems: a review of functionality and installation considerations

  • Jesse M. EhrenfeldEmail author
  • Mohamed A. RehmanEmail author


The functionality and rate of implementation of Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS) has markedly risen over the past decade. These systems have now become much more than the generic automated record keepers, originally proposed and developed in the 1980s. AIMS have now become complex integrated systems, which have been shown to improve patient care and, in some cases, the financial performance of a department. Although the underlying technology has improved greatly over the past 5 years, the process of selecting and completing an AIMS installation still presents a number of challenges, and must be approached carefully in order to maximize the benefits provided by these systems.


anesthesia information systems AIMS informatics software 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical CareUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care MedicineThe Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA

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