This new monthly column highlights Bold Moves made by the industry's top executives. Dr. Marc Harrison, CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, suggested to us that the industry's push to innovate might be easier if executives know they aren't leaping into the unknown alone.
A group of 41 leading healthcare organizations will work together to improve the quality of medical diagnoses. The coalition, called ACT for Better Diagnosis, will focus on identifying the main causes of diagnostic errors and working toward solutions.
Intermountain Healthcare, Anthem and other healthcare leaders have launched an alternative payment model intended to provide patients with long-term, comprehensive and integrated care for addiction recovery.
While 59 of the eliminated positions were already vacant, Intermountain said 67 people in jobs that were cut "left Intermountain because there was not another suitable position." The health system also created 107 new positions.
Intermountain Healthcare has added two new executives to its leadership team, replacing a former chief people officer and naming a new chief strategy officer.
Intermountain Healthcare has launched a new initiative aimed at stemming the rising tide of suicides. At its core is acknowledging the fact that Intermountain serves communities that cherish their right to bear arms.
AHIP's focus on issues like food, housing and transportation—factors experts say have a profound impact on a patient's health—showed insurers are beginning to pay attention to what happens outside of the hospital, even if returns are still hard to measure.
Eighty percent of nearly 750 providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies polled said they are optimistic that the new health system-led generic-drug company will change the status quo, and 90% said they would buy drugs from it, according to a new survey.
A small but growing cadre of executives are taking the patient experience to the next level, and linking satisfaction with quality and safety.
Intermountain Healthcare recently announced a joint venture with home healthcare company Lifesprk to provide seniors with nonclinical support services.
McKay-Dee Hospital in April 2017 opened a center specifically for patients experiencing a mental health crisis.
Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare will outsource 2,300 nonclinical employees to revenue-cycle management company R1 RCM, a move that is expected to save the integrated health system $70 million over the next three years.