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Home > Mercy News > Mercy named among nation’s Most Wired hospitals once again
Published on October 10, 2019
Mercy Medical Center has again been named one of healthcare's Most Wired hospitals, according to the results of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Most Wired® Survey.
Mercy achieved a level nine award – the highest among Iowa hospitals and the only ambulatory system in Iowa also recognized at level nine. Each survey participant receives a certification level between one and 10, which represents their respective achievements. Mercy is one of only 45 organizations nationally to achieve a level nine status for the hospital.
The Most Wired hospital designation acknowledges Mercy’s commitment to use technology to make it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. As examples: telehealth is filling gaps in care; predictive analytics are being used to identify potential healthcare needs; and internet-enabled open patient access to electronic health record information is educating patients and allowing online collaboration with their care teams.
CHIME's Most Wired program is designed to elevate the health and care of communities around the world by encouraging the optimal use of information technology. The survey results are intended to improve patient safety and outcomes by driving change in the healthcare IT industry.
Mercy will be recognized for its achievement in the November issue of Most Wired, a Modern Healthcare Special Edition publication.