Metropolitan Medical now offering iMDsoft’s MetaVision anesthesia management software to improve patient care and facility efficiency

Metropolitan Medical Services is partnering with iMDsoft® to offer the MetaVision® Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS), designed to provide the best possible patient care while increasing efficiency and maximizing revenue capture for the medical facility.

Asheville, NC. September 27, 2011 Metropolitan Medical Services — a premiere anesthesia sales and service supplier —now offers iMDsoft’s MetaVision Suite, which electronically tracks the patient throughout the entire perioperative process, from pre-op, through intra-op and ICU, to recovery.

The MetaVision system fully supports the perioperative workflow, generating a complete, accurate, billable anesthesia patient record. The software helps increase the percentage of reimbursable procedures, while decreasing the amount of time spent on documentation. In addition, the system helps enhance patient care by reducing potential errors, streamlining and fully integrating the patient data, providing better decision-making and analysis tools, and increasing EMR and HIPAA compliance.

Jeff Rhinehart, CEO of Metropolitan Medical Services, is enthusiastic. “Anesthesia and the peri-operative environment are the most technically challenging areas for EMR. Currently, data is manually recorded, increasing the risk of potential errors and possibly providing an incomplete patient data record. Perioperative areas have been a “black hole” of patient data. This new software fills that void, providing the missing link in the EMR chain.”

“iMDsoft is pleased to join forces with Metropolitan Medical Services to offer our proven anesthesia information management system,” said Phyllis Gotlib, CEO, iMDsoft. “We welcome the opportunity to leverage Metropolitan Medical’s experience in serving the healthcare community in the Southeast US. Together we will enable outpatient surgery centers, community hospitals and medical centers to benefit from our advanced functionality and our focus on both clinical and financial results.”

MetaVision imports the relevant patient data from the hospital information systems in the pre-op stage, including anesthetic history, allergies, current medications, and previous surgeries. The system facilitates documentation and assessment during the pre-op process, ensuring that data is captured correctly and that scheduled surgeries proceed as planned.

During the procedure, clinicians have quick and easy access to all the events, pre-op evaluations, medications, risk factors, and procedures documented in the anesthesia plan. In addition, the healthcare providers can monitor and capture actionable information automatically, allowing them to save valuable time and focus on the clinical process.

MetaVision allows anesthesiologists to highlight the details that are most important for each patient, helping provide the best possible care throughout the entire anesthesia process.

In post-op, the patient anesthesia record is readily available for easy follow-up and analysis. MetaVision supports nursing workflow, simplifying reviews and delivery of medications as assigned by the anesthesiologist. By aggregating all relevant data, the system helps facilitate the discharge process.

MetaVision was carefully designed to fully integrate with all typical existing hospital systems, such as ADT, labs, CPOE, PACS, scheduling and billing while complementing each facility’s specific overall IT strategy. The MetaVision library currently contains drivers for over 200 of the most prevalent medical devices in the current market, with new drivers being added regularly.

Metropolitan Medical has been a leading supplier of new and refurbished anesthesia equipment and service in the U.S for over 15 years. Metropolitan is dedicated to 100% customer satisfaction, and offers a complete portfolio of solutions for your anesthesia needs. For more information about MetaVision or Metropolitan Medical Services, please visit us at

iMDsoft is a leading provider of Clinical Information Systems (CIS) for perioperative, critical, and acute care. Major medical centers across the US, Europe, and Asia, including 4 of the top 10 hospitals in the US, use iMDsoft’s technology to improve care quality, promote patient safety, enhance financial performance, support research and compliance, and achieve sustainable market leadership. To learn more, visit