“Data is destiny”; this piece looks at way we can unlock it for Anesthetists. The Open-Source Anesthesia Electronic Medical Record (OSAEMR) was developed specifically for Nurse Anesthetists. Its focus is on solo or small-practice nurse anesthetists operating in environments with limited or no network and computing resources other than an iPad. One patient, one nurse anesthetist, and one iPad. It can now be scaled to larger multi-provider practices outside of CRNAs. Hear how this innovation came about.

This piece was part of our coverage of The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 2019 Annual Congress in Chicago, Illinois.

Check out the AANA here: https://www.aana.com/

The Open-Source Anesthesia Electronic Medical Record (OSAEMR) website is here: https://www.osaemr.com/

Presented by Monty Mythen and Desiree Chappell with John T. “Jack” Hitchens, CRNA, BA, ARNP, partner in a CRNA owned and operated Anesthesia Practice, Watchful Care and Dan Simonson, CRNA, MHPA retired as Chief CRNA and managing partner of the Spokane Eye Surgery Center, adjunct faculty at the Washington State University College of Nursing’s Department of Health Policy and Administration.