The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced that Intermountain Healthcare has become the first organization in the world to earn Triple Stage 7 designation under new requirements, the highest level of achievement on how health systems are improving care using digital tools.
HIMSS is a global nonprofit organization that measures and validates healthcare organizations based on how they use electronic medical records to improve patient outcomes.
“The Triple Stage 7 recognition from HIMSS validates the hard work our teams have put into using technology to make it easier to improve care and scale best practices,” said Diego Ize-Ludlow, MD, chief health information officer for Intermountain Healthcare. “We continue to push the envelope of technology to deliver the highest value and to develop the future models of care.”
This groundbreaking work was utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic when Intermountain came up with a self-testing system which didn’t require patient interaction. Patients could book an appointment online, find a testing site, and receive digital results for a self-collect saliva test. Caregivers also designed an automated testing letter patients could share with their employer.