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Newswise: How Intermountain Healthcare Is Making Care More Affordable

Article ID: 719154

How Intermountain Healthcare Is Making Care More Affordable

Intermountain Healthcare

"We have a crisis in American healthcare right now," Dr. Harrison said. "Healthcare is unaffordable. The existing healthcare system is oriented toward driving volume. As an industry we do too many things to too many people that they really don't need, which hurts them economically, and sometimes physically. But Intermountain has a great history of innovation and together we can drive change." – Dr. Marc Harrison.

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18-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: New Study Finds Overuse of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics to Treat Pneumonia Leads to Worse Outcomes

Article ID: 716594

New Study Finds Overuse of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics to Treat Pneumonia Leads to Worse Outcomes

Intermountain Healthcare

A new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare has found that administering broad-spectrum antibiotics, which act against a wide range of disease-causing bacteria, to treat patients with pneumonia often does more harm than good.

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30-Jul-2019 8:30 AM EDT
Newswise: Intermountain Healthcare Receives Top Research Accreditation for Commitment to Patient Safety in Clinical Research Studies

Article ID: 715237

Intermountain Healthcare Receives Top Research Accreditation for Commitment to Patient Safety in Clinical Research Studies

Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare has earned top accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) for ensuring the highest protections for participants in Intermountain clinical research studies.

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2-Jul-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Newswise: New Groundbreaking DNA Study of 500,000 People Launched to Find New Links Between Genetics and Diseases
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    12-Jun-2019 6:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714208

New Groundbreaking DNA Study of 500,000 People Launched to Find New Links Between Genetics and Diseases

Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare and deCODE genetics have announced a major global collaboration and study focused on discovering new connections between genetics and human disease that will involve the collection of half a million DNA samples.

Released:
11-Jun-2019 8:50 AM EDT
Newswise: Enhancing Emergency Care: Study Finds Lower ER Triage Scores are Associated with Delayed Antibiotics for Sepsis Patients
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    22-May-2019 10:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 712895

Enhancing Emergency Care: Study Finds Lower ER Triage Scores are Associated with Delayed Antibiotics for Sepsis Patients

Intermountain Healthcare

In a new study, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City found that antibiotic delivery was significantly faster — by up to 32 minutes — for sepsis patients being treated in an emergency department if they were assigned a slightly higher score on a subjective one-to-five acuity scale commonly used for patient triage.

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15-May-2019 8:55 AM EDT
Newswise: Do Family Members Belong in ICU During Procedures with Loved Ones? Study Finds Clinicians Mixed About Practice
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    20-May-2019 3:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 712974

Do Family Members Belong in ICU During Procedures with Loved Ones? Study Finds Clinicians Mixed About Practice

Intermountain Healthcare

Do family members of loved ones who are critically ill and being treated in an intensive care unit at a hospital belong there when clinicians are performing bedside procedures? New study finds many critical care clinicians have conflicting feelings about the practice.

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16-May-2019 8:35 AM EDT
Newswise: New Computer-Based Predictive Tool More Accurately Forecasts Outcomes for Respiratory Patients
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    20-May-2019 3:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 713139

New Computer-Based Predictive Tool More Accurately Forecasts Outcomes for Respiratory Patients

Intermountain Healthcare

Are electronic health records and computer calculations a better, more accurate way to predict clinical outcomes for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? According to the results of a new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, the answer is yes.

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20-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Risk Score Guided Care Can Help Physicians Provide Better Care, Planning, and Services for High-Risk Pulmonary Patients, Study Finds
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    19-May-2019 3:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 712810

Risk Score Guided Care Can Help Physicians Provide Better Care, Planning, and Services for High-Risk Pulmonary Patients, Study Finds

Intermountain Healthcare

A study of more than 17,000 patients finds a new laboratory-based method of estimating outcomes for patients with COPD may help physicians better provide proper care, referrals, and services for these patients at the end of life.

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14-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Researchers Find Eight New Unique Gene Mutations in Patients with Hereditable Heart Muscle Disease
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    18-Mar-2019 9:25 AM EDT

Article ID: 709078

Researchers Find Eight New Unique Gene Mutations in Patients with Hereditable Heart Muscle Disease

Intermountain Healthcare

In a new study from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers have identified eight new gene mutations that may cause or contribute to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease not caused by known external influences, such as high blood pressure, obesity, smoking, or diseased coronary arteries.

Released:
5-Mar-2019 7:00 AM EST
Newswise: Taking Statins for Heart Disease Cuts Risk of Second Serious Event in Half, Yet Only Six Percent of Patients Are Following as Directed
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    16-Mar-2019 4:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 708929

Taking Statins for Heart Disease Cuts Risk of Second Serious Event in Half, Yet Only Six Percent of Patients Are Following as Directed

Intermountain Healthcare

A new study has found that patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease cut their risk of a second major adverse cardiovascular event by almost 50 percent, if they adhere to taking a statin medication as prescribed by their doctors.

Released:
1-Mar-2019 5:30 AM EST

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