Intermountain’s prognostic risk scores enable providers to easily and proactively identify at-risk patients at the point-of-care. Clinicians can quickly and effectively stratify risk and route patients to the appropriate care pathway.

  1. A patient presents at the Emergency Department, hospital, or clinic.
  2. The Electronic Medical Record identifies which risk score models are most appropriate to the patient based on an individual’s characteristics.
  3. The patient’s risk is automatically calculated using data from:
    • Routine blood tests (e.g., complete blood count, basic metabolic profile
    • Age
    • Gender
    • Other factors (in some cases)
  4. The patient’s risk is displayed in an easy-to-read graphic with a red (high risk), yellow (medium risk), or green (low risk) color cue.
  5. The clinician uses the patient’s risk value to determine the appropriate care pathway. Low-risk patients may avoid unnecessary and expensive additional testing. High-risk patients will follow a more intensive care protocol that more precisely personalizes their treatment plan.
  6. At every point along the care pathway, the risk scores assist the clinician in using his or her best judgment and expertise for the most appropriate patient treatment.

Example: Heart Failure Inpatient Patient Care Pathway