CEDAR RAPDIS, IA (Oct. 12, 2020) – Mercy Medical Center has, once again, been named one of healthcare’s Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2020 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Digital Health Most Wired® Survey. This is the 13th time since 2006 that Mercy has received the Most Wired recognition.
Mercy achieved a level nine award (with level 10 being the highest), receiving the Performance Excellence Award. Notably, Mercy ranked highest among all Iowa hospitals. It was also recognized in the 98th percentile for clinical quality and safety and in the 96th percentile for patient engagement. Mercy is one of only 71 healthcare organizations nationally and internationally to achieve a level nine status.
The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare 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 healthcare for many years now, but never to the degree that we saw in 2020 with the pandemic,” said CHIME President and CEO, Russell P. Branzell. “The Digital Health Most Wired program underscores why healthcare organizations keep pushing themselves to be digital leaders and shows what amazing feats they can achieve. This certification recognizes their exemplary performance in 2020.”
“Mercy is pleased to be named again this year as a Most Wired organization, and proud of our IT team for this recognition of their ability to deliver the high-performing technology solutions utilized by our clinicians and patients,” said Jeff Cash, senior vice president and Mercy’s chief information officer. “We’ve experienced a continued increase in demand for the use of technology to support patient care activities such as telemedicine, predictive analytics, mobile care solutions and clinical data sharing over the past few years. We feel fortunate that our investments in these technologies are improving patient care, quality and access to patient data.”
A total of 30,135 organizations were represented in the 2020 Digital Health Most Wired program. The surveys assessed the adoption, integration and influence of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development, from early development to industry leading.
For more information about the CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program, please go here.