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....
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...
September 6, 2016
In a surprising move, Ramzi Haidamus stepped down from his post as president of Nokia Technologies, the Silicon Valley division of Finland-based Nokia Group. Nokia Technologies does not yet have someone to replace Haidamus, and the company says he will stick around until the end of September. In the meantime, Brad Rodrigues, who is currently head of strategy and business at the company, will...
August 2, 2016
Even just a few years ago, saying “telehealth” in a hospital almost always meant site-to-site telehealth, or video visit hardware wheeled around the hospital on carts. Now, in more and more hospitals, it’s starting to mean direct-to-consumer video visits. But barriers to adoption persist, both when it comes to physician buy-in and adoption by consumers.
“The difficult part of this is the clinical...
July 26, 2016
San Francisco-based Omada Health, an online and mobile behavioral medicine company, announced today a partnership with the American Medical Association and a new customer, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare system, which will offer Omada’s flagship diabetes prevention program (DPP), Prevent, to its patients.
The Prevent program aims to reduce the number of adults who develop type 2 diabetes. All...
October 12, 2015
Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for-profit health system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, has partnered with American Well to launch a video visits app for patients. The offering, called Intermountain Connect Care, will be launched in 2016.
“Connect Care is an opportunity for Intermountain to engage with patients and provide a new option that complements traditional health care,” Intermountain’s...
July 16, 2015
Utah health system Intermountain Healthcare -- and other, as yet unknown providers -- appear to be investigating AliveCor's smartphone ECG device in a clinical context, to determine whether the iPhone version of the device is comparable with traditional 12-lead ECGs. The trial aims to test the device with 50 patients who have possible ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), a common type of...
November 10, 2014
When Intermountain Healthcare, a large Utah-based hospital system, invested in digital health accelerator Healthbox last April, they announced that Intermountain would be one of the first testbeds for a Healthbox "foundry" program. Now more details have emerged about Healthbox and Intermountain's three-part collaboration.
One part is fairly standard: Intermountain will serve as a partner for a...
July 10, 2014
Researchers from Intermountain Healthcare have developed a smartphone-based test for measuring salivary cortisol, which can help care providers understand the patient's stress levels. The test can be performed at the point of care in just five minutes.
When someone feels stress, their body’s natural response is to release hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol, to help them deal with the “...
July 8, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare has released its second patient-facing app, called Intermountain Health Hub. The app, available from both the iOS AppStore and the Google Play store, contains a number of different features and functions for Intermountain patients including medical reference information, information for locating care, and access to health records.
The app has...