ST. LOUIS - Mercy continues to pave the path forward using technology to improve patient care and as a result, for the 20th time, has earned the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Most Wired recognition.
The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program, a comprehensive “digital health checkup” for health care organizations across the world, conducts an annual survey to assess health care organizations that optimize the use of information technology to improve health and health care in their communities.
Of the more than 55,000 organizations surveyed, Mercy ranked above peers in categories like analytics and data management, population health, infrastructure and patient engagement. The survey assessed the adoption, integration and impact of technologies in health care organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.
Mercy was one of the first to adopt an integrated electronic health record more than a decade ago and through those learnings, it now has the ability to create and deliver analytical insights to its caregivers that are based on years of carefully maintained clinical data.
Through a recently announced collaboration with Microsoft, Mercy will continue to transform health care by applying advanced digital technologies to improve the patient experience and give physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses more time to care for patients.
By securely centralizing and organizing data in an AI-powered intelligent data platform built on Azure, Mercy is uniquely positioned to deliver on evolving clinician and patient expectations more quickly. For example, Mercy can tap into secure data insights to reduce many unnecessary patient days in the hospital by giving care teams smart dashboards and better visibility into the factors that impact how soon patients can return home.
In 2022, Mercy announced a 10-year collaboration with Mayo Clinic to use deidentified patient outcomes from both organizations to find diseases earlier and start patients on paths to better health more quickly.
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