Utah congressman Ben McAdams and Florida Congresswoman and former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala will meet with leaders with Intermountain Healthcare to learn about innovative ways the not-for-profit health care provider is moving towards value-based care that improves patient outcomes and lowers costs.
They will join Dr. Marc Harrison, Intermountain Healthcare President and CEO, at a news conference at 2 p.m. to outline some of these initiatives. They will also see a live demonstration of a new area of medicine that is enhancing patient access in rural communities – telehealth.
“Utahns continue to tell me a top concern for their families is the rising cost of prescription drugs and the worry about being able to afford health care for both acute and chronic conditions. Intermountain Healthcare has been working on improving quality and curbing health care spending for more than 15 years. I’m looking for innovative work that is transferable across the nation, as we search for reforms that get to the root of this challenge,” said McAdams.
From starting a new, not-for-profit company co-founded by Intermountain Healthcare to manufacture affordable generic drugs, to reimagined primary care to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital, to working to expand rural patient access through telehealth initiative, McAdams said Intermountain Healthcare is sharing what it has learned on minimizing uncontrolled growth in health care spending.
2 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Utah congressman Ben McAdams
Intermountain Healthcare President & CEO Dr. Marc Harrison
Florida congresswoman Donna Shalala
Demonstration of a telehealth case that recently saved the life of a newborn baby and news conference on innovative initiatives to improve access to care and lower health care costs in Utah.
Intermountain Medical Center, 5121 Cottonwood Street, Murray UT 84107
Please meet in the main lobby (Building #5 – West Entrance)