Tech Awards Give Mercy Momentum at National Health Conference

February 16, 2017

By Mercy's Brad Haller

As the brightest minds in health care technology convene next week, Mercy leaders will take center stage, and with momentum – a culmination of three national technology awards.

The 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference, set for Feb. 19-23 in Orlando, will bring together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians and executives.

During that time, Mercy will receive the Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence, which recognizes outstanding use of health care IT to improve patient care and cut costs. As an award recipient, Mercy will share case studies and lessons learned with other health care organizations, covering topics like lowering mortality rates, using predictive analytics and maximizing electronic health records. To learn more about Mercy’s Davies Award-winning studies, click here.

Heading into the HIMSS conference, Mercy was also named one of the nation’s most innovative healthcare organizations by Healthcare Informatics magazine, achieving a second place Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award. Judges touted Mercy’s clinical pathways program, and its work in partnership with Ayasdi, which taps into millions of pieces of patient data to find hidden patterns and save more lives.

That achievement comes on the heels of Mercy’s inaugural Analytics 50 Award from CIO Magazine. The health system was honored for using surgical procedure data to achieve $9.42 million in cost reductions, eliminate or minimize the use of certain surgical products, reduce variation in surgical protocols, establish best practices across surgical departments and ensure quality post-operative results for patients.

The clinical pathways work and data-driven surgical achievements were also Davies winning case studies. 

Mercy team performs surgery in an operating room.

Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2016 by Truven, an IBM company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 43 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 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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