Mercy Medical Center has been awarded 2022 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified Level 9 organization – making it the highest-ranking hospital in Iowa – for the use of healthcare technology in its acute and ambulatory care delivery. This is the 15th time since 2006 that Mercy has received the Most Wired recognition.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (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.
Notably, Mercy was the only Iowa hospital recognized as a Level 9 award winner for both acute and ambulatory care.
Among the more than 38,000 organizations surveyed by CHIME, Mercy ranked above peers in categories such as analytics and data management; population health; infrastructure; and patient engagement. The survey assessed the adoption, integration, and influence of technologies in healthcare organizations at all stages of development – from early development to industry-leading.
“We know that success in digital health increasingly determines the quality of patient care,” said Jeff Cash, senior vice president and Mercy’s chief information officer. “We are extremely proud of both our IT team and our hospital care delivery team for their ability to deliver nationally recognized, award-winning clinical care across the organization. We feel fortunate that our investments in these advanced technologies are improving patient care, quality and access to patient data.”
Participating healthcare organizations can use the CHIME report and scores to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement. For more information on the Most Wired program, visit https://chimecentral.org/chime-most-wired-2/.