CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (October 10, 2019) – Mercy Medical Center has again been named one of healthcare’s Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Most Wired® Survey.
Mercy achieved a level nine award – the highest among Iowa hospitals and the only ambulatory system in Iowa also recognized at level nine. Each survey participant receives a certification level between one and 10, which represents their respective achievements. Mercy is one of only 45 organizations nationally to achieve a level nine status for the hospital.
The Most Wired hospital designation acknowledges Mercy’s commitment to use technology to make it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. As examples: telehealth is filling gaps in care; predictive analytics are being used to identify potential healthcare needs; and internet-enabled open patient access to electronic health record information is educating patients and allowing online collaboration with their care teams.
CHIME’s Most Wired program is designed to elevate the health and care of communities around the world by encouraging the optimal use of information technology. The survey results are intended to improve patient safety and outcomes by driving change in the healthcare IT industry.
Mercy will be recognized for its achievement in the November issue of Most Wired, a Modern Healthcare Special Edition publication.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,900 members in 56 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and care in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
Mercy Cedar Rapids is a Catholic healthcare system serving patients and families in eastern Iowa. In addition to Mercy Medical Center (its fully accredited, 424-licensed-bed hospital in downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa), the system has an established network of specialty clinics, including MercyCare primary and urgent care clinics located throughout Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities. IBM Watson Health™ has named Mercy Medical Center among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals based on clinical, operational and patient satisfaction data. Founded in 1900 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the sick and enhancing the health of the communities it serves. For more information, log on to www.mercycare.org, or follow Mercy on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MercyCedarRapids; on Twitter at https://twitter.com/mercycr; on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mercycr/; or on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/MercyMedicalCenterCR.