Intermountain Health has been recognized as a recipient of a 2023 HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence.
Intermountain Health is the largest nonprofit health system in the Intermountain West caring for patients and communities. Headquartered in Utah with locations in eight states and additional operations across the western U.S., with 33 hospitals (including 1 virtual hospital), 385 ambulatory care centers, medical groups with about 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called SelectHealth with more than one million members and other health services.
Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as one of the premier healthcare systems and as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. Intermountain Health is uniquely positioned in the nation to provide technological advancements and innovative solutions that help meet the demand for high quality care with a long history of excellence in healthcare technology and innovation.
In 2022, Intermountain Health became the world’s first triple Stage 7 organization under new requirements for the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).
Intermountain Health submitted a series of case studies demonstrating the thoughtful application for leveraging information and technology to improve Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and Multimodal Pain Management Modalities.
Intermountain’s efforts to provide predictive scoring, evidence-based protocols and implementation of data-driven and AI-enhanced analysis focused on the identification and risk stratification to reduce readmission rates. These measures improved the timeliness and quality of patient access. Additionally, these programs empowered patients through education resulting in higher-quality care.
Intermountain Health Davies Award Case Studies
Farukh Usmani, MD, Medical Director, Digital Technology Services, who quarterbacked the efforts for the Davies Award of Excellence at Intermountain Health, said, “The prestigious HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence is the Superbowl of healthcare IT awards, and we couldn’t be more excited about this achievement. I am incredibly proud of those who made the necessary plays to get the job done. They are a true testament to teamwork, leadership, collaboration, and leveraging informatics and information technology. This teamwork allowed us to remarkably improve processes and the quality of care we provide our patients and communities, helping them achieve better outcomes through the effective and efficient use of technology. Together, as a top-tier team, we’ve earned the coveted ring.”
The Davies Awards program promotes the HIMSS vision and mission by recognizing and highlighting use cases, model practices and lessons learned on how to improve health and wellness through the power of information and technology. Showcasing healthcare delivery systems, physician practices, community health organizations, long term and post-acute care sites and public health organizations, the HIMSS Davies Award shares evidence-based case studies that are driving the reform of the global healthcare ecosystem through the power of information and technology.
The HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence showcases healthcare organizations that demonstrate globally innovative, thoughtful applications of information and technology to drive and redefine evidence-based best practices so that others can learn, adapt and improve population health and patient outcomes.