Almost a month into the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., health systems are continuing to roll out health IT support for their coronavirus responses. Mercy’s Epic EHR team has worked hard to stay ahead of the curve. By stepping up efforts to implement and refine Epic’s Travel Advisory module, they were able to offer a key tool to providers in the early phases of the outbreak.
Accreditation enables MTS to extend electronic health record services to hospitals nationwide
The health IT division of St. Louis’ Mercy health system, Mercy Technology Services (MTS) has been named one of only 13 providers out of nearly 200 worldwide to earn enterprise-level accreditation for Epic’s Community Connect program.
With tools to manage pregnancies from labor though the outpatient experience, Epic’s Stork module is a powerful addition to Mercy’s Epic EHR. Recently, MTS helped Riverview Health in Noblesville, Indiana, to launch the obstetrics tool, and it’s had a great reception from their care teams.
Amy Griffith, director of maternal / child services, reports that the transition has been a smooth one for Riverview's 75-person obstetrics department. "Because we were used to an in-Epic solution, the move to Stork wasn't a radical shift for our clinicians," Amy said.
HIMSS Stage 7 certification puts Mercy hospitals in the top 6 percent globally
ST. LOUIS (Jan. 7, 2020) – Mercy, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the U.S., has earned Stage 7 certification from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) for all 28 of its inpatient hospitals and critical access locations, placing them among the world’s most technologically advanced health care facilities of their kind.