Surgical Information Systems displayed its clinical information system designed for surgery departments at HIMSS07 in New Orleans. The solution integrates to a facility’s HIS and EHR. The company conducted a focus group which found that integration was extremely important. SIS offers a tool with the level of detail, knowledge, depth and breadth to extend the electronic record to surgery. Although many in healthcare see electronic records as the “big picture in the sky,” with SIS solutions and a smaller scale of effort, they could generate more revenue and improve patient safety in six months.