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Published on March 13, 2014

2014 Quality Report highlights Mercy outcomes, initiatives

Mercy Medical Center has released its 2014 Quality Report, Your Medical Home: Your Healthcare System. The report is a document filled with clinical outcomes and safety initiatives at Mercy demonstrating continued leadership in transparency of cost and quality data. The Quality Report is designed primarily as a resource to help employers and consumers make informed healthcare decisions and highlights Mercy’s focus on coordinated, patient-centered healthcare as part of the medical home.

Healthcare providers and facilities around the nation are proactively tracking quality and outcomes measures to create a culture of change through improved processes and initiatives. Mercy’s 2014 Quality Report details initiatives and clinical outcomes data and how it compares to other hospitals on the local, state and national level.

By reading Mercy’s 2014 Quality Report, consumers will learn how Mercy has embraced the framework of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim and is organized around its three dimensions: Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); improving the health of populations; and reducing the per capita cost of healthcare.

MercyCare family practice clinics, located throughout Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities, in addition to Internist Associates of Iowa and Mercy’s Employee Health Center, have been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as certified Level II Patient-Centered Medical Homes.

The Medical Home model of care puts patients at the center of their own healthcare from birth throughout life. Its patient-centered approach helps provide a solution to the nation’s costly and fragmented healthcare system and serves as a model of care to make people healthier and reduce costs at a time when healthcare costs are skyrocketing.

The Medical Home model, along with Mercy’s participation in two Accountable Care Organizations and the recent roll-out of Epic (the most comprehensive single patient record management system in Cedar Rapids), are major milestones this year in continuing Mercy’s longstanding reputation of providing patient-centered, high-quality care with the best possible outcomes.

Read Mercy’s 2014 Quality Report.

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