Intermountain Healthcare

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By Jonah Comstock 01:14 pm March 15, 2019
Intermountain Healthcare will expand its longtime Homecare & Hospice program into a new technology-supported initiative called Intermountain at Home, the health system announced last week. Intermountain at Home will use telemedicine and remote monitoring along with homecare visits to expand the program from palliative care and dialysis, which the system already offers at home, to include home...
By Laura Lovett 03:13 pm February 12, 2019
Progress in the healthcare industry often means a lot of back and forth between outside innovators and providers — and the two don’t always see eye to eye. But both are essential for progress.   “Most of the startups are in a hurry and most of healthcare is not, so how how do we navigate this?” Santosh Mohan of the HIMSS Innovation Committee said at the Innovation Symposium at HIMSS19. But one of...
By Laura Lovett 01:49 pm June 7, 2018
Kibbutz Shefayim Israel-based deep learning startup Zebra Medical Vision has just closed a $30 million Series C funding round led by aMoon and Aurum Ventures with participation from Johnson & Johnson Innovation JJDC and Intermountain Healthcare.  “Medical experts worldwide are facing a critical challenge in handling overwhelming demand. We are excited to partner with the Zebra team, which is...
By Bernie Monegain 12:54 pm December 21, 2017
Intermountain Healthcare researchers have created a new app to monitor heart failure patients and identify when their condition becomes advanced.  The app monitors medical tests and health status and quickly alerts clinicians that the heart patient’s care needs have changed. When computer monitoring indicates a patient likely has advanced heart failure, the app automatically sends a secure email...
By Jonah Comstock 12:35 pm November 10, 2017
VisitPay, a Boise, Idaho-based healthcare payments startup, has raised $15 million in a round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Ascension Health, which invests on behalf of a number of health systems, contributed to the round as well. VisitPay also rebranded (it was formerly known as iVinci Healthcare) and announced a new customer, Intermountain Healthcare.  “Our cloud-based technology is in...
By Jonah Comstock 12:46 pm September 12, 2017
While ransomware is still the most significant healthcare security risk, medical device hacking is a concern that continues to grow. Just last week, the Department of Homeland Security issued a detailed warning about vulnerabilities in Medfusion's Syringe Infusion Pump. At the HIMSS Media Healthcare Security Forum in Boston today, speakers described the many problems inherent in defending older...
By Jonah Comstock 05:27 pm May 31, 2017
Mayo Clinic announced a five-year research and development collaboration with medical products company Baxter International. Focusing initially on kidney disease, the stated goal of the project is to “advance new technologies and therapies that transform patient care” especially “in areas where breakthrough treatment options can be introduced and innovation can drive access to high-quality care...
By Bernie Monegain 05:08 pm May 24, 2017
Salt-Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare has joined American Well’s online care marketplace, best known as “the Exchange.” Through the Exchange, Intermountain will make its nurse practitioners and physician assistants available for patient telehealth visits on Amwell. The offering is available now to patients living in Utah, and soon will also be available to patients in Idaho. Intermountain...
By Bernie Monegain 03:32 pm March 16, 2017
Intermountain Healthcare is working with Zebra Medical Vision, a deep learning imaging analytics company, based in Israel to integrate machine learning in medical imaging analysis. The goal is to provide better patient care. Here’s how it works: Zebra-Med’s analytics engine receives imaging data and analyzes findings indicative of cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and bone health....
By Jonah Comstock 01:44 pm February 15, 2017
When the Church of the Latter Day Saints gifted the 15 hospitals that formed the original Intermountain Health System to the community in 1975, they did it with one mission and one mandate: to create a "model system". Figuring out what that means is the job of everyone at the system, but especially of Todd Dunn, the system's director of innovation. Dunn will talk more about his innovation model...