How to Fix the Emergency Room: Wall Street Journal Cites Mercy Innovations

Emergency Rooms are notorious for long waits, endless forms and inconsistent care. This Wall Street Journal report focuses on how hospitals – including Mercy hospitals – are rethinking the ways they work with impressive results. 

IT Planning Is Critical to Helping Hospitals Rebuild after a Disaster

In 2011, a mile-wide tornado struck Joplin, MO, devastating St. John’s Regional Medical Center – a hospital which had only recently joined the Mercy network. While the building and all its IT equipment were declared a total loss, St. John’s suffered no data loss as a result of the catastrophe.

iDigitalHealth: With SAP, Mercy cuts $30 million in medical supply costs

Mercy was seeking ways to help clinicians and perioperative services leaders use data to reduce costs. To unlock data that could empower clinicians and administrators to take their business to the next level, Mercy and MTS partnered with SAP. Soon enough, Mercy was moving from manual to automated operations and extracting tremendous value from Mercy’s Epic system, uncovering insights and fueling informed decision making that helped Mercy achieve tens of millions of dollars in cost savings while delivering exceptional patient care.
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