From Catholic Health World: The Real-World Evidence Insights Network that Mercy Technology Services launched in August provides the technology infrastructure needed to track the use of medical devices and drugs for patients...Mercy is inviting other health care systems and facilities to join the network and contribute their data on medical product use and efficacy.
From Healthcare IT News: The health system's IT arm says the network, focused on real-world evidence, will help with curated clinical data sharing among providers, pharmaceutical researchers, device manufacturers, policymakers and others.
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.