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.
Connect Accreditation indicates that MTS meets Epic’s standards for system build, governance and support required for success in its Community Connect program, which enables MTS to extend its Epic electronic health record (EHR) instance to third party hospitals and health systems.
"This is truly an accomplishment," said Liang Huang of Epic's Implementation Services team. "You've demonstrated Mercy’s ability to achieve a high level of system adoption through meeting key performance metrics and staying current with our software."
In 2014, MTS became the first provider to earn accreditation in the Community Connect program, which was developed by Epic to improve access to its EHR for small to mid-sized hospitals. With a variety of models to suit different needs, MTS pushes the boundaries of Community Connect to help hospitals nationwide take advantage of Epic’s industry-leading EHR.
The latest round of accreditations is expected to be announced at Epic’s upcoming Expert Group Meeting in Verona, Wisconsin.
Mercy Technology Services (MTS) provides and manages technology solutions for Mercy, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the nation, and since 2014 extends services to other health care providers. An early adopter of Epic’s EHR, Mercy became the nation’s first to be accredited by Epic to offer EHR solutions to other hospitals, including Epic in the cloud, implementation and optimization. With MTS’s full suite of health care offerings including health care cloud hosting, imaging-as-a-service, disaster recovery and BaaS, hospitals can reduce IT costs and risks. MTS’s award-winning data analytics help reduce waste, manage health care’s highest costs and support a model of care that keeps patients healthier.