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Published on July 10, 2017

Mercy Medical Center named once again among nation’s Most Wired hospitals

Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health

Most Wired 2017Mercy Medical Center has again been named one of Health Care’s Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. This is the eleventh time since 2006 Mercy has received Most Wired recognition. Mercy is the only Cedar Rapids hospital named a 2017 recipient.

As a Most Wired hospital, Mercy is using technology to make it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. In particular, telehealth is filling gaps in care; predictive analytics are being used to identify potential healthcare needs and stratify patients according to risk; and internet-enabled open patient access to electronic health record information is educating patients and enabling online collaboration with their care teams.

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.

"We are pleased to receive the Most Wired award yet again for our continuing efforts to deploy cutting-edge information technology and adopt the best practices to serve our patients in new and innovative ways," said Jeff Cash, senior vice president and CIO at Mercy. "By continuing to embrace new technology, we have made tremendous advancements in improving both cost and clinical efficiencies."

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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