Mercy recently ranked, alongside technology giants Microsoft and Cisco, as a top technology innovator in the InformationWeek 500. Mercy made the elite 250 list, ranking #199, for leading the use of technology to provide exceptional patient care.
The innovation that earned Mercy the Top 250 spot was the life-saving Early Identification and Warning System (EIWS) as part of Mercy's sepsis program. The warning system software looks at more than 700 criteria as early warning signs of sepsis and correlates these criteria in real-time along with other patient information to determine who meets early sepsis identification. EWIS early identification lets clinicians know which patients to closely monitor and treat, reducing the length of hospital stay, costs of care and – most importantly – saving lives.
To learn more about how Mercy is putting the brakes on sepsis, click here.