Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare, Larry H. Miller Group, Qualtrics, and Deseret Management Corporation are "All In" to Address COVID

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 3:50am

Our caregivers have gone all in to care for our community, but they're feeling frustrated and exhausted," said Marc Harrison, MD, president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare.

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  • Our caregivers have gone all in to care for our community, but they're feeling frustrated and exhausted," said Marc Harrison, MD, president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare.
  • "We're imploring our Utah community to go all in with us by masking, social distancing, and limiting social gatherings.
  • Today, tomorrow, next week, we need to make choices so we can reduce the spread of this virus," said Keith McMullin, CEO of Deseret Management Corporation.
  • Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes and sustainable costs.

Diverse Utah Organizations Join Together to Address State’s Skyrocketing COVID-19 Cases

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 7:03pm

Our caregivers have gone all in to care for our community, but theyre feeling frustrated and exhausted, said Marc Harrison, MD, president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare.

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  • Our caregivers have gone all in to care for our community, but theyre feeling frustrated and exhausted, said Marc Harrison, MD, president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare.
  • Were imploring our Utah community to go all in with us by masking, social distancing, and limiting social gatherings.
  • Were confident that we can pull together to prevent these hospitalizations and deaths.
  • The community leaders unveiled a new public service and social media campaign called All In to address the need for Utahns to join together to reduce the spread of the virus.

Intermountain Healthcare Expands Omada's Diabetes Prevention Program to At-Risk Patients

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 4:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Deepening a collaboration that began in 2016, Omada Health and Intermountain Healthcare announced the availability of Omada's Prevention Program as a covered benefit to patients with prediabetes seen by Intermountain Medical Group providers at Intermountain primary care facilities.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Deepening a collaboration that began in 2016, Omada Health and Intermountain Healthcare announced the availability of Omada's Prevention Program as a covered benefit to patients with prediabetes seen by Intermountain Medical Group providers at Intermountain primary care facilities.
  • In 2019, the Omada Program became a covered benefit for Intermountain employees and their adult dependents, followed by an investment from Intermountain Ventures, the strategic investment arm of Intermountain Healthcare.
  • "By expanding the Omada diabetes prevention program to our at-risk patients, digital coaches will help encourage and teach patients to proactively manage and improve their overall health and prevent a potentially deadly disease.
  • The program is personalized to meet each participant's unique needs as they evolve, ranging from diabetes prevention, type 2 diabetes management, hypertension, behavioral health, and musculoskeletal issues.

Intermountain Healthcare to Expand its Relationship with Vizient, Now as a GPO Member

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 4:00pm

today announces that Intermountain Healthcare will be expanding its relationship with Vizient beyond its current utilization of Vizients analytic tools to now include accessing Vizients group purchasing organization (GPO) portfolio.

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  • today announces that Intermountain Healthcare will be expanding its relationship with Vizient beyond its current utilization of Vizients analytic tools to now include accessing Vizients group purchasing organization (GPO) portfolio.
  • Intermountain Healthcare already uses Vizients Clinical Data Base and Operational Data Base analytics to align cost and quality decisions, engage physicians in utilization and supply choices, and improve outcomes.
  • Intermountain will now use Vizients GPO portfolio for purchasing with the expectation of a decrease in current supply costs.
  • We look forward to continuing the development of our relationship towards the fulfillment of this goal.

Promise to Expand Intermountain Healthcare, Primary Children’s Hospital Pediatric Behavioral Health Services Inspires $10 Million Gift

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 4:54pm

I didnt feel like I had a future, or anywhere to go, said Holland, 16, recalling her struggle before getting help from Intermountain Primary Childrens Hospitals behavioral health services.

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  • I didnt feel like I had a future, or anywhere to go, said Holland, 16, recalling her struggle before getting help from Intermountain Primary Childrens Hospitals behavioral health services.
  • A new pediatric behavioral health unit located at the second Primary Childrens Hospital campus being built in Lehi .
  • The children who live throughout the six-state area that Primary Childrens Hospital serves cannot be left without these vital services.
  • Intermountain Primary Childrens Hospital in Salt Lake City is a full-service children's hospital serving Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Montana and Alaska.

Intermountain Healthcare and Sanford Health announce intent to merge

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 4:02pm

Intermountain and Sanford have a shared vision of the future of healthcare better serve communities across the nation.

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  • Intermountain and Sanford have a shared vision of the future of healthcare better serve communities across the nation.
  • "Intermountain and Sanford have a shared vision of the future of healthcare and have the aligned values needed to better serve more communities across the nation," says Marc Harrison, M.D., president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare.
  • By coming together with Intermountain Healthcare, we will improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve and strengthen our impact in healthcare delivery and value."
  • Learn more about Sanford Health's transformative work to improve the human condition at sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News .

Community Rallies to Support Plan to Build Nation's Model Health System for Children and Expand Primary Children's Expertise; Gifts Now Top $100 Million

Monday, October 5, 2020 - 11:13am

"We are entering a new era in pediatric health that will shape the next century of care for children served by Intermountain and Primary Children's Hospital.

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  • "We are entering a new era in pediatric health that will shape the next century of care for children served by Intermountain and Primary Children's Hospital.
  • These generous gifts from the community are helping us embrace this challenge, forge ahead, and achieve our vision to build the nation's model health system for children without delay," said Katy Welkie, RN, MBA, CEO of Primary Children's Hospital and vice president of Intermountain Children's Health.
  • In January, Intermountain Healthcare announced a $500 million promise half of which would come from philanthropy to create a national model for children's health .
  • The new model system for children's health will address these unique challenges, and position Utah as the home for the nation's healthiest kids.

Intermountain Healthcare Researchers Develop New Diagnostic Tool to Identify & Treat COVID-19 Patients at Risk of Severe Illness, Death Due to Inflammatory Disorder

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 1:47pm

With the new scoring diagnostic criteria, clinicians can now identify patients early and ideally prescribe treatments before the condition progresses and causes patients to deteriorate to critical levels.

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  • With the new scoring diagnostic criteria, clinicians can now identify patients early and ideally prescribe treatments before the condition progresses and causes patients to deteriorate to critical levels.
  • For the study, researchers applied the new cHIS diagnostic score to 299 patients admitted to Intermountain hospitals with severe COVID-19.
  • Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit system of hospitals and clinics, a Medical Group, health insurance, and other health services in Idaho, Utah, and Nevada.
  • Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes and sustainable costs.

Moving Equity and Diversity Forward at Intermountain Healthcare

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 4:13pm

Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intermountain Healthcare has announced five steps to move equity forward in significant ways at the organization and in the communities it serves.

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  • Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intermountain Healthcare has announced five steps to move equity forward in significant ways at the organization and in the communities it serves.
  • Here are five steps Intermountain has announced:
    - Because fairness and inclusion have a place in healing, Intermountain is adding equity as both a Fundamental and a Value.
  • Intermountain will hire a chief equity officer to lead and manage equity work across the system.
  • In addition to the chief equity officer, a senior medical director of equity & inclusion and a senior nursing director of equity & inclusion will be hired.

MDClone and Intermountain Healthcare Significantly Enhance Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients in Early Identification and Engagement

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 1:00pm

In September 2019, Intermountain Healthcare partnered with MDClone in tandem with the launch of Intermountain Healthcare Kidney Services to organize and prioritize populations with chronic conditions for early outreach and care coordination.

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  • In September 2019, Intermountain Healthcare partnered with MDClone in tandem with the launch of Intermountain Healthcare Kidney Services to organize and prioritize populations with chronic conditions for early outreach and care coordination.
  • This was also true at Intermountain, where prior to the MDClone deployment, seventy percent of patients suddenly found themselves in need of dialysis without any real warning.
  • In partnership with MDClone, Intermountain Healthcare Kidney Services set out to better identify at-risk, early, and late stage patients, evaluate and prioritize care, and set performance metrics for the population.
  • At MDClone, we pride ourselves in being able to help healthcare organizations like Intermountain Healthcare innovate and improve patient care, said Ziv Ofek, Founder and CEO of MDClone.