Did you know Intermountain Healthcare’s mortality rates for patients who suffer
a heart attack are among the lowest in the nation? Have you heard that through
Intermountain’s Precision Genomics program, we can identify actionable gene
mutations in more than 75 percent of patients with advanced-stage cancer and
offer those patients additional treatment options?
As an organization, we celebrate
these advancements in medicine, and dozens more, because of the lives that are
improved and saved as the result of critical work that goes on behind the scenes
through Intermountain Healthcare’s Clinical Programs.
Intermountain’s Clinical Programs bring people together to continually
The programs are the mechanism by which our experts in
medical science, operations, data analysis, and care delivery collaborate
and advance clinical care from St. George, Utah, to Burley, Idaho.
Each program is led by a physician Medical Director and an Operations
Director. They oversee the work of the Clinical Programs and lead the
programs’ guidance councils with participation from each geographic region in the
form of regional management teams. In each program, multidisciplinary
development teams work together to review the medical literature,
evaluate our own processes and data, and develop evidence-based best
practices. Our caregivers then apply these standards, using judgment
and flexibility, to tailor care to meet the unique circumstances of each
patient. Notably, this approach leads to both demonstrably improved
outcomes and more affordable healthcare. Why? Because when care is
provided in the best possible way, there are fewer medical complications,
patients recover more quickly and completely, and costs tend to be lower.