For the tenth time in 11 years, Intermountain Healthcare has been named one of the nation's most technologically savvy hospital systems. Intermountain is the only Utah healthcare provider to be named to this year's 100 Most Wired hospital list by Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association.
The study of more than 1,300 hospitals found that the nation's 100 Most Wired hospitals show better outcomes in several key areas, including lower mortality rates and in adopting patient safety measures that lead to higher quality care. A complete listing of the rankings is at hhnmag.com.
Intermountain has been developing and using computerized medical systems since the 1970s. Four years ago, Intermountain launched a new venture with GE Healthcare to jointly create the next generation of medical information systems for hospitals.
Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based system of nonprofit hospitals, clinics, and health services. With a commitment to provide excellent medical care to patients from the region regardless of their ability to pay, Intermountain's physicians, nurses, and other caregivers treat patients in Utah and southeastern Idaho. Primary Children's Medical Center, Intermountain Medical Center, McKay-Dee Hospital Center, LDS Hospital, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and Dixie Regional Medical Center are part of Intermountain's family of hospitals.