As the technology backbone of Mercy, Mercy Technology Services (MTS) supports a broad array of services to help pioneer a new model of care. MTS’ contributions include:
For their efforts, MTS was named one of the Best Hospital IT Departments by Healthcare IT News.
As one of the earliest adopters of electronic health record technology, Mercy has collected more than a decade of clinical data. MTS’ experts use cutting-edge analytics tools to learn from that data, finding which processes and products lead to better patient experiences. MTS then helps doctors, nurses and clinical teams use what we’ve learned to map out the best care options and the quickest routes to good health.
Here are just some of the ways in which data has improved care for Mercy patients:
Mercy’s leadership in optimizing technology has earned some of health care’s highest honors, including industry-wide recognition with the prestigious Davies Award of Excellence, consistent inclusion on HealthCare’s Most Wired list and Drexel University’s Analytics 50 and a cover story feature in HealthLeaders magazine.
One of MTS’ most important duties is ensuring our patients’ health records are always available. That’s why Mercy built a $60 million, 42,500-square-foot data center in Washington, Missouri. Designed and built specifically to support Mercy’s hospitals, physician clinics and other services, this state-of-the-art facility ensures our systems are available and monitored 24/7, with fail-safe features to withstand a variety of natural events, power or water interruptions and even failures within the building itself. Plus, a second data center in Sunset Hills, Missouri, runs every system in parallel to ensure even our systems will remain online even under the most serious of conditions.
Mercy believes in the dignity of every person, and that each patient deserves exceptional care. That’s why we offer our expertise in health care information technology to other health care providers – as an extension of Mercy’s mission.
Because a powerful EHR system can change the kind of care patients receive, MTS became the nation’s first Epic-accredited provider to offer electronic health record (EHR) solutions to other hospitals and health systems. Since then, we’ve expanded our offerings to include:
Providers who partner with us can take advantage of Mercy’s lessons learned over more than a decade of experience using Epic and other systems to improve patient care.
Mercy Hospital St. Louis has become the first Mercy facility to be certified as one of the world’s most technologically advanced hospitals by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
Certification as “HIMSS Stage 7” puts Mercy Hospital St. Louis in the top 6 percent of hospitals around the globe based on its use of IT and EHR capabilities. HIMSS scores hospitals using hundreds of criteria. Stage 7, the highest stage, is an industry-recognized barometer signifying an organization’s highly effective use of technology in delivering care. Click here to learn more about how Mercy Hospital St. Louis earned this distinction.
In 2017, Healthcare IT News named MTS one of the nation’s five best hospital IT departments in its size category, and among only 20 healthcare IT groups to be so honored nationwide.
For the second year in a row, Mercy has been honored by Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and Information Management magazine as one of 50 organizations in 2017 that excel at using analytics to solve business challenges.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) named Mercy the 2016 recipient of the Enterprise Davies Award. Since 1994, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence has recognized the outstanding achievement of organizations that use health information technology to improve patient care while achieving cost savings.
A data-driven project that’s saving more lives earned Mercy the 2015 Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice Award. Mercy was among only a few dozen recipients of the award – including Intel, Google and Cisco – based on smart business decisions using big data.
In 2014, Health Data Management magazine awarded Mercy an Analytics All Stars “Top Honor” for Accountable Care Project of the Year. This award recognizes organizations and individuals that use analytics in innovative ways to improve the health of their patients and the financial performance of their organizations.