Always on the leading edge of technology, Mercy has been named one of the Most Wired organizations in health care for the 17th time, according to the annual digital health survey by the College of Healthcare Information Management (CHIME).
Thanks in large part to the efforts of Mercy Technology Services teams, Mercy earned Level 9 rankings from CHIME in the Acute, Ambulatory and Long-Term Care categories, indicating performance in the top 9% of the 30,000+ health systems surveyed.
"A major factor in our continuing inclusion in Most Wired has been the work we've done in integrating all of our care settings through our Epic electronic health record (EHR)," said Scott Richert, Mercy's chief information officer. "Our EHR has become the engine for creating exceptional, seamless experiences for our patients, which is exactly the kind of technology usage CHIME celebrates each year."
The CHIME Digital Health Survey assesses how effectively health care organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
“Digital technology has been a driver of innovation in health care for many years now, but never to the degree that we saw in 2020,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “The Digital Health Most Wired program underscores why health care organizations keep pushing themselves to be digital leaders and shows what amazing feats they can achieve. This certification recognizes their exemplary performance in 2020.”