Research Summit 2016: What happens at a meeting of the minds in healthcare research?

By Susan Gagnier
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Intermountain Healthcare is a learning organization, which, in a nutshell, means we’re constantly and continually improving, based on scientific evidence. We get that evidence from research conducted all over the world, even within our own organization.

That drive – to learn how to provide the highest quality care at sustainable costs – is the foundation of clinical research at Intermountain, and the theme behind the 13th Annual Intermountain Healthcare Research Summit, which convened in mid-April. More than 200 researchers and research support staff joined Raj Srivastava, MD, MPH, Assistant Vice President of Research, to discuss Intermountain’s vision for research: To conduct studies that will have a rapid impact on care delivery performance, focused on achieving the best medical result at the lowest necessary cost.

Picking the Freshest Fruit and Vegetables

By Mary Brown
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Most fruits and vegetables are not grown all year round. They are grown in their most fruitful season then frozen, stored and sold as needed. This can cause a lowering of freshness and flavor, especially when the season of freshest produce has been a while. For example have you ever bought a tomato in the spring time, only to bite into it and taste a watery, grainy tomato? Tomatoes are freshest in the summertime, usually late summer.

Community Protection: Winning the Vector Battle

By Tamara Sheffield, MD
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You’ve probably heard the phrase from the recent Hunger Games movie, “May the odds be ever in your favor”. Well, we are going to talk about how to beat the odds when it comes to preventing deadly infectious diseases by using vaccines as a barrier to protect yourself against our common enemy, the “Vector”. 

Intermountain Precision Genomics and Stanford Genome Technology Center Form Clinical Genomics Partnership

By Intermountain Healthcare
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Intermountain Healthcare and the Stanford Genome Technology Center (SGTC) have established a new collaborative research program that sets the stage for scientific advances in precision health and medicine.

16-minute Exercise Circuit for the Busy Parent (and everyone else, too)

By Jason M. Carlton, APR
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Parents are asked to do many things, especially with young kids at home. These demands make it challenging to find the time to get in some heart-healthy exercises. Follow this quick 16-minute exercise circuit you can do at home before your kids wake up.

Brent James Featured as the Cover Story on Integrated Health Executive

By Brad Gillman
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The nation is looking to Intermountain as they lead the charge to improve people’s health and healthcare through population health – an approach Intermountain calls Shared Accountability – which focuses on keeping people as healthy as possible and providing the best appropriate care at the lowest sustainable cost when care is needed. IH Executive featured Brent James as the cover story in the March/April edition on several topics.