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Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - ONE ReCORD: Mercy Iowa City announces name of new electronic health record implementation project

Mercy Iowa City announced the winner of a recent contest to name the implementation project for its new electronic health record (EHR). The organization recently selected the Allscripts Sunrise platform of health, run on Microsoft Azure, as the core EHR for its community hospital.

As Mercy Iowa City embarks on the implementation of the Sunrise solution, it wanted to select a compelling project name for the effort, one that reflected the Core Values of Mercy and the core traits of the solution itself: forward-looking innovation and the improvement of the care delivery experience through simpler technology. Mercy Iowa City polled its internal staff at the hospital and clinics, receiving many submission for leadership to evaluate. After careful consideration, the committee and Mercy Iowa City chose ONE ReCORD as the winner.

"The name "ONE ReCORD' is a perfect fit for our organization, said Scott Alderman, Chief Information Officer for Mercy Iowa City. "This represents the importance of all colleagues working together as one to produce something that is going to improve value for caring for our patients. Our organization has been waiting a long time to move forward with these advanced technologies, and I am confident this will provide a much better, seamless and integrated experience for our colleagues and providers to work to gether to continue to provide the highest quality of care for the community."

Mercy Iowa City is an acute care hospital and regional referral center that draws patients from throughout Eastern Iowa. Mercy’s medical staff is composed of more than 250 providers representing most medical specialties and many subspecialties. Many Mercy Iowa City clinicians conduct their outpatient practice in offices in the community. The Mercy Iowa City campus near downtown Iowa City includes the hospital, medical office building, outpatient clinics, and cancer center.

Sunrise is a comprehensive platform of health that connects all aspects of care, including acute, ambulatory, surgical, pharmacy, radiology and laboratory services, and also features an integrated revenue cycle, patient administration and patient engagement system. Sunrise is a clinician-friendly, evidence-based single platform with integrated analytics that helps deliver better health outcomes in hospitals around the world. Using Azure, Sunrise will enable improved organizational effectiveness, solution interoperability, clinician ease of use, and overall patient experience.


About Mercy Iowa City

Mercy Iowa City is an acute care hospital and regional referral center for southeast Iowa. Mercy has received: the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) 5 Star Rating as a Top 2% of all hospitals for the 4th consecutive year, the only hospital in Iowa to do so; the Fortune IBM/Watson Health 100 Top Hospital ranking; the accredited Chest Pain Center with the American Heart Association Gold Plus Achievement Award for Stroke Care; the Top 100 Community Hospitals Award in 2018 and 2019 from Becker’s Review; the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Mercy’s Emergency Care Unit by achieving 95 percent for patient experience for 13 consecutive years; and the Center of Distinction Award from Healogics for Mercy’s Wound and Vein Center. Mercy has 234 acute care beds, 25 private rooms for outpatient surgery, a 26-bed nursery with Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 28 primary and specialty care clinics, a medical staff of 250 physicians representing all major medical specialties and most subspecialties, and 1,350 employees. It was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1873 and became an affiliate of MercyOne in 2017. To learn more visit www.mercyiowacity.org

About Allscripts

Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) is a leader in healthcare information technology solutions that advance clinical, financial and operational results. Our innovative solutions connect people, places and data across an Open, Connected Community of Health™. Connectivity empowers caregivers and consumers to make better decisions, delivering better care for healthier populations. To learn more, visit www.allscripts.com, TwitterYouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.