Featured White Paper Mercy’s New PACS Solution Helped Propel Radiology Efficiencies (PDF)
Until recently, Mercy made use of multiple different PACS systems to manage their medical images. To improve system performance, speed and provider satisfaction, MTS has implemented a new centrally hosted best-of-breed PACS platform, and as a result, radiologists are achieving 30-50% faster turnaround times, studies launch up to four times faster and IT cost and complexity are being greatly reduced.
According to IDC Health Insights, high availability, high performance, secure infrastructure is a critical success factor for health systems. This study by IDC focuses on IT infrastructure and services best practices at MTS.
Health care organizations that are hesitant to invest in major implementations due to expense or risk often look to either vendor or private hosting methods in order to limit expenditures. Epic’s Community Connect model promotes success for smaller health systems by enabling larger organizations like Mercy to act as a hosting service.
To become a best-in-class Accountable Care Organization, Mercy integrated SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence solutions with its Epic electronic health record system to enable the Daily Visit Planner tool. Now Mercy can aggregate and deliver data at the point of care to close clinical gaps and improve both patient and population health.