Mercy Gets National Award for Saving Lives, Reducing Health Care Costs

January 18, 2017

Mercy's tech-driven improvements in patient care have landed the health system a national IT award.

On Wednesday, 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. 

As an award recipient, Mercy will share case studies and lessons learned with other health care organizations.

Mercy will be recognized as a HIMSS Davies Award recipient at the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition from Feb. 19-23 in Orlando, Fla.  For more information on the awards program, visit the HIMSS Davies Award website.

To learn more about the award, click here. The achievement has also been highlighted in Healthcare Informatics.

Mercy’s Dr. Robert Ferrara accesses real-time data to make better patient care decisions.

Mercy’s Dr. Robert Ferrara accesses real-time data to make better patient care decisions.

 

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 44 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. 

MTS provides and manages technology solutions for Mercy, the nation’s first health care provider accredited by Epic, to offer a full suite of electronic health record solutions to other hospitals, including Epic in the cloud, implementation and optimization. MTS’ award-winning data analytics integrate care delivery, manage costs and support a model of care that keeps patients healthier and out of the hospital. Visit mercytechnology.net.

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