Advancing Medical Science

Intermountain Healthcare is widely recognized for providing technological advancements and innovative solutions that help meet the demand for high-quality care at sustainable costs. We have a long history of excellence in healthcare innovation, and we continue to build on that legacy as we develop and deliver solutions to improve care and outcomes for patients.

In the mid-1990s, Intermountain identified that 104, or 7%, of the more than 1,440 clinical conditions we treat, accounted for 95% of all of our care delivery. We built data systems to track these conditions, and we started to organize clinicians and medical experts into Clinical Programs. These multidisciplinary 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.

Intermountain’s 10 Clinical Programs include: Cardiovascular, Oncology, Behavioral Health, Women & Newborns, Musculoskeletal, Neurosciences, Pediatrics, Medical Specialty, Digestive Diseases, and Surgical Specialties.

The results of their work are impressive. For example, Intermountain’s mortality rates for patients who suffer a heart attack are among the lowest in the nation. And through Intermountain’s Precision Genomics program, we can identify actionable gene mutations in more than 75% of patients with advanced-stage cancer and offer those patients additional treatment options.

Clinical Program teams work both within their area of focus and collaboratively together to support each patient throughout his or her healthcare journey. This work begins with preventative care in the community, guides the care patients receive through our clinics, hospitals, and other services, and supports patients as they transition back to their homes and communities. Notably, Intermountain’s 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.

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Lorenzo’s New Liver

About 20 people die each day waiting for a transplant. Lorenzo Swank was the first person in the nation to receive an unusual transplant option with great success—a liver with Hepatitis C.

Succeeding with Parkinson’s

A Parkinson’s disease diagnosis can be devastating. Intermountain specialists are helping patients like Michael Foerster succeed and live a full life through a balance of exercise, medication, and stimulation therapy.