Intermountain, Deloitte Launch Comparative Effectiveness Tool

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | June 25, 2013

Intermountain Healthcare, in collaboration with consulting firm Deloitte, unveiled a data analytics tool this week that will leverage information from electronic health records improve patient treatment efforts via comparative effectiveness research.

The tool--OutcomesMiner--is the product of a five-year partnership between the 22-hospital health system based in Salt Lake City and the consulting firm, initially announced at the end of February. According to an announcement from Deloitte, the tool will aid providers, as well as pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

"OutcomesMiner can do more than provide insights in a one-off manner," Intermountain CIO Marc Probst said in a statement. "It can also be the catalyst that brings key players together in exploring new approaches to healthcare based on data."