Tackling the "Hotspotter" Patient Challenge

By Scott Pingree
Clinician with Tablet

A fascinating business dynamic will unfold as health care providers in the United States shift from a reimbursement system that has historically paid for procedures performed to one that rewards population health — providing the total care of a community at a fixed cost and improving its members overall health.

White House Forum Highlights Intermountain’s Support for National Effort to Address Drug-resistant Bacteria Through Integration and Transparency

By Jason M. Carlton, APR

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that drug-resistant bacteria cause two million infections and 23,000 deaths annually. It is a serious problem that impacts every community across the globe, and if left un-checked, it will eliminate doctors’ ability to treat illnesses with antibiotics. 

Brachytherapy, An Alternative to General Radiation

By Brandon Barney, MD
Brachytherapy is an alternative to general radiation

Brachytherapy is a type of radiation therapy used to treat cancer. It allows doctors to deliver high doses of radiotherapy to small, specific areas of the body, compared to conventional radiotherapy that projects radiation from outside the body to larger treatment areas.