Mercy Health System Recognized as a Pioneer in Quality
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (December 13, 2017) – Mercy Health System was recently recognized as a Data Contributor by The Joint Commission’s 2017 Pioneers in Quality program. Mercy Health System earned this designation for its contributions to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) data for quality improvement in healthcare. All three of the organization’s hospitals—Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and Nazareth Hospital—were recognized.
“Mercy Health System’s highest priority is to provide compassionate and transformative care to the patients and communities we serve,” said Mercy Health System President and CEO Susan Croushore. “We’re thrilled to receive this designation from The Joint Commission as we continue to embrace new technology in reporting patient data and enhance our quality of patient care.”
The Joint Commission established the Pioneers in Quality program to assist and recognize hospitals that report eCQM data and share best practices in gathering, analyzing and leveraging data. Sharing data allows hospitals to electronically collect and transmit data on the quality of care patients receive. Hospitals use the electronic data to measure and improve care processes, performance and outcomes. Out of 3,200 healthcare organizations, the Pioneers in Quality program recognized 480 for commitment to submitting and sharing data about patient care.