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.
Mercy is using natural language processing technology to extract key cardiology measures from electronic health records, clinician notes and other sources, then uses data from the measures to enable providers to make better treatment decisions for patients with heart failure.
Mercy faces a problem that is by no means unique in health care—every health care system is experiencing declining reimbursement, but it’s hoping to be incentivized for improving quality of care. To that end, Mercy is conducting data analytics to better understand the costs of its procedures and what affects them.
For the second year in a row, Becker’s Hospital Review has named Mercy’s Gil Hoffman, chief information officer (CIO), as one of the nation’s 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know. The recognition goes to the most innovative and accomplished health care CIOs who are leveraging technology to further the mission of their organization while elevating the level of patient care.