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Published on July 11, 2016

Mercy Medical Center named among nation’s Most Wired hospitals

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology for a Better Patient Experience

HealthCare's Most Wired 2016Mercy Medical Center has again been named one of Health Care’s Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 18th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. This is the ninth time since 2006 Mercy has received this recognition.  Mercy is the only Cedar Rapids hospital named a 2016 Most Wired award recipient.

As a Most Wired hospital, Mercy is using telehealth to fill gaps in care; using predictive analytics to identify potential healthcare needs and stratify patients according to risk; and using internet-enabled monitoring devices for chronic disease management.

Most Wired hospitals have met a set of rigorous criteria across four focus areas: Clinical quality and safety; infrastructure; clinical integration; and business and administrative management.

“For a Most Wired hospital, deploying a high-quality electronic medical record is just the beginning of a transformation to a quality-based healthcare delivery system,” said Jeff Cash, senior vice president and CIO at Mercy. “It’s also the unwavering focus on access, ease of use, team-based workflows, accurate data  and healthcare community connectedness that allow our providers to deliver the very best care in a Most Wired fashion.” 

The annual Most Wired Survey reviews hospitals and health systems nationwide regarding their healthcare IT initiatives and capabilities. Mercy is one of 364 organizations recognized out of 2,146 hospitals participating in the review – more than 34 percent of all hospitals in the U.S.

Mercy will be among the Most Wired winners to be recognized for this accomplishment at an awards ceremony in San Diego later this month.

Detailed results of the survey and study can be found in the July issue of Health & Hospitals Network (H&HN). For a full list of winners, visit

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