Clinical Decision Support at Intermountain

Intermountain's clinical decision support team, Activity Based Design (ABD), has created artificial intelligence that puts clinicians back in the driver’s seat by allowing them to author, deploy, and execute evidence-based clinical Care Practice Models (CPMs) in real time.

Built on the latest in speech-recognition technology, the computer listens in while teams perform care and automatically pulls up the care process information related to what they're doing. It provides real-time insights into how care process models are being used by clinical teams, then listens and marks off items in the medical record as providers complete them with the patient.

ABD supplements existing EMR systems and frees clinicians so they can focus their attention where it matters most – on the patient.

Clinical Decision Support Projects

  • POKE: ABD helped Help implement NICU protocols across the system to avoid infections and help babies go home sooner. In an initiative to minimize invasive procedures or POKEs, ABD helps give providers a real-time view into the number of pokes each baby receives. The tool records each time clinicians poke a baby for blood draws, central line access, etc., then provides data and guidance to help caregivers reduce future pokes and improve care. In a previous study, ABD helped to reduce pokes systemwide by 23% over an 11-month period.

  • Stroke: The Activity-Based Design team is also working with the Neurosciences Clinical Program to develop real-time dashboards to help clinicians care for patients faster, leading to a shorter door-to-needle time for stroke victims.