Since 1997, Intermountain’s Clinical Programs have evolved and grown in their function and influence
The introduction of Clinical Programs in 1997 is an important marker in Intermountain Healthcare's history. Cardiovascular and Women and Newborns
were Intermountain’s first two Clinical Programs. In 2014, the addition of Musculoskeletal and Neurosciences brought the number of Clinical Programs to 10.
In the late ‘90s, Clinical Program teams had two basic responsibilities:
Today, we look to our
Clinical Programs to identify, develop, and deploy best practice protocols, and to guide Intermountain in a multitude of processes and decisions, including:
The Cardiovascular Clinical Program, with its 14 functioning development teams, is one of Intermountain's two longest-standing programs. They have been
successful in sustaining and
building on the program’s
year—resulting in meaningful
and measurable improvements
in heart care.
Through best practice
developments, such as
the 39-week induction
protocol and others, the
Women & Newborns
Clinical Program has improved outcomes, reduced costs, and has provided mothers and babies with the best care possible.
The Primary Care Clinical
Program works with providers
in Intermountain clinics and affiliated
clinics to deliver high-quality
care. The Primary Care Clinical
Program’s focus is to research
and apply practices that help
patients prevent or better
manage chronic conditions and
live overall healthier lives.
The Oncology Clinical Program
and its 11 development teams
work to develop evidence-based
best practices to help
patients with cancer. These
teams have extensive cancer
and, through research they
conduct, are continually
improving treatment options
The Intensive Medicine
Clinical Program includes
six areas: Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Trauma; Transport/Life Flight, Hospitalist, and TeleCritical
Care. These multidisciplinary
teams work together to develop
evidence-based care processes
for Intermountain’s most
critically ill and injured patients.
The Behavioral Health Clinical
Program and its 10 development
teams work to develop evidence based
practices to address the
full spectrum of behavioral
health conditions.Their integrated approach to mental health, substance use disorders, and overall health within Intermountain communities is critical for overall success and best practice.
The Surgical Services
Clinical Program analyzes,
develops, and implements
the best surgical care
based on evidence. They
have been successful in
engaging surgeons across
Intermountain in work
that has improved patient
outcomes and reduced
The Pediatric Specialties Clinical
Program collaborates with all
Clinical Programs to provide
children with the highest quality
care in the most
convenient locations possible.
The program’s teams work to
extend the expertise of Primary
Children’s pediatric subspecialties
to support pediatric services throughout Intermountain's service areas.
The Musculoskeletal Clinical
Program is working to
innovate the way orthopedic
care is delivered. They use
a collaborative approach
with the healthcare team to
evaluate and treat orthopedic
conditions and injuries and
engage patients in developing
treatment options that help them
live as healthy as possible.
The Neurosciences Clinical Program’s
multidisciplinary team includes
specialists in neurology, neurosurgery,
physical medicine and rehabilitation,
physical and occupational therapy,
neuropsychology, and radiology.
Together, they work to provide
comprehensive and evidence based
brain, orthopedic, spine,
and neurological care to patients
Medical Specialties Clinical Program is the medical home for affiliated and employed providers within the following specialties: Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Pulmonology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Sleep Medicine, Allergy & Immunology, Dermatology, Anticoagulation & Thrombosis.
The Intermountain Healthcare Medical Specialties Clinical Program creates a professional home for medical specialists where high-quality, low-cost specialty care is provided to all patients regardless of their location. They strive to have engaged frontline caregivers providing exceptional collaborative care and consultation.
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