Intermountain Healthcare Leaders Deliver Annual Report to the Community
SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2019--
Intermountain Healthcare’s leaders say the organization is making strides to improve care and make it more affordable for patients and communities.
In an annual community report on Friday to 400 community and healthcare officials in Salt Lake City, Intermountain leaders outlined how the organization is changing its model of healthcare delivery to stay strong and stable for future generations, and also engaging in many innovations.
Bert Zimmerli, Intermountain’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, pointed out that healthcare nationally – and in Utah – is too expensive. He said nationally, one-third of consumers ration their prescription drugs, one-quarter skip needed care, and three-fourths think they pay too much for care. He outlined how Intermountain is changing its model of healthcare delivery to help make it more affordable.
Rob Allen, Intermountain’s senior vice president and chief operating officer, shared examples of innovations such as Intermountain’s telehealth services that have helped with 710,000 patient visits. More than 40 different Intermountain telehealth services are available and are being used by hospitals in seven western states, typically with improved medical outcomes and at a lower cost for patients.
Highlights of the presentation included:
For more information about Intermountain Healthcare, visit intermountainhealthcare.org.
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