Featured White Paper Leveraging Your Data for Coordinated Care, Cost Reduction
Dramatic changes in the health care landscape are forcing health care providers to transform how they operate, with a focus on integrated, coordinated care. This means investing in information technologies that support clinical integration, and finding trusted partners to help navigate the ever-changing field of health care IT.
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.