Motivating Factors for Adopting AIMS†


Barriers to adoption of AIMS ‡ 

Improved clinical documentation

No clear return of investment

Improved data collection for quality improvement programs

High cost of AIMS

Improvement of patient care and safety

AIMS not key to/little value for hospital

Improved data collection for research

Fear of decreased revenue

Compliance with regulatory authorities

Fear of medico-legal exposure

Convenience for anesthesiologist

Systems are too complex or cumbersome

*Adapted from Reference 6 which reports results of a survey on the adoption of AIMS by academic Anesthesiology departments in the United States.  Reasons are ordered in rank from most to least frequently-cited. 

†Reasons for adopting AIMS were those reported by departments who had or were in the process of installing AIMS.

‡Barriers to adoption were those reported by all respondents (AIMS adopters and non-adopters).

Table 4: Reasons cited for and against adopting Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS )*.