On the leading edge of technology for decades, Mercy has been named one of the Most Wired organizations in health care for the 17th year, according to an annual digital health survey developed for information technology health care executives.
Mercy also earned Level 9 rankings in acute, ambulatory and long-term care categories, indicating it performs in the top 9% of 30,000-plus health systems surveyed, according to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, known as CHIME.
"A major factor in our continuing inclusion in Most Wired has been the work we've done in integrating all of our care settings through our electronic health record," said Scott Richert, Mercy's chief information officer. "Our electronic health record has become the engine for creating exceptional, seamless experiences for our patients, which is exactly the kind of technology usage CHIME celebrates each year."
The group’s annual survey assesses how effectively health care organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
“Digital technology has been a driver of innovation in health care for many years now, but never to the degree that we saw in 2020 with the pandemic,” said Russell P. Branzell, president and CEO of the technology executives group. “The Digital Health Most Wired program underscores why health care organizations keep pushing themselves to be digital leaders and shows what amazing feats they can achieve.”
For an overview of the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program, please go here.