In their recently published report, Gartner cited the following:
Mercy (No. 6) moves up four spots this year on improved patient care metrics and the highest analyst ranking given to a provider. Mercy is relentless in its improvements each year and represents an interesting hybrid between a commercially available supply chain services business and an outcome-focused, forward looking IDN. ROi, Mercy's supply chain subsidiary, is part distributor, part GPO, part services business and part consultancy all in an eager-to-share, bringing-it-every-year package. Mercy continues to demonstrate what great talent can do. ROi has alumni leaders of three large IDN supply chains currently, and the past three presidents of ROi hold the titles CEO, COO and senior vice president of operations at Mercy. For all that transition, however, Mercy is a stable supply chain that continues to deliver innovation in how it thinks about data standards and analytics in the business of patient care. Mercy leverages collaboration at the crossroads of clinical staff, revenue, cost and supplier collaboration in its innovative "rep-less" spinal implant model, documenting 91% compliance with one manufacturer and significant cost reduction and increased efficiency through standardization. Lastly, Mercy gets kudos for thinking innovatively about the supply chain response across the care continuum on the multiple planes of location and care cycle.
ROi, Mercy's supply chain subsidiary, is part distributor, part GPO, part services business and part consultancy all in an eager-to-share, bringing-it-every-year package.
Click here to read the 2014 Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 report.