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.

New Analytics Dashboard Helps Mercy Save $4.3 Million in Nursing Costs

Health care is challenged with a nursing shortage and high nurse turnover. With advanced data analytics helping Mercy nursing leaders make better use of available staff and avoid costly overtime incentives and agency labor, Mercy saved $4.3 million in nursing labor costs, decreased nurse turnover and increased nurse satisfaction.
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