Intermountain to offer at-home primary care checkups

Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare is expanding its home healthcare options to offer primary care, palliative care and other hospital services, the health system announced March 11.

Three things to know:

1. The expanded service, called Intermountain at Home, aims to prevent hospital admissions or reduce length of stay.

2. Over the next few months, Intermountain will roll out at-home checkups with a primary care physician or advanced practice clinician.

3. Other Intermountain at Home services will include remote monitoring, expanded telemedicine capabilities and virtual online care visits.

"Providing these types of services in the home versus a traditional hospital setting has been proven to be effective in reducing complications, rehospitalizations and trips to emergency departments while cutting the overall cost of care by 30 percent or more," Rebekah Couper-Noles, RN, Intermountain Healthcare's chief nursing officer of community-based care, said in a press release.

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