Patient safety drives the clinical investigators at Intermountain Health, the Intermountain Health Region’s largest health system. Recently, they 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.
Major Clinical Research Center
As highlighted in a recent Salt Lake City ABC 4 television broadcast, Intermountain Healthcare has earned top accreditation from AAHRPP for ensuring the highest protections for participants in clinical trials. Intermountain Healthcare is conducting 850 clinical trials across more than 15 therapeutic areas, and over the past year its clinical investigators have contributed to over 425 peer-reviewed journals.
In receiving the accreditation, they join the more than 70% of U.S. Medical colleges and 85% of top National Institutes of Health-funded academic medical center, which are either AAHRPP accredited or have begun the process.
The Health System
Intermountain Healthcare operates 23 hospitals in Utah and Idaho with 2,745 licensed beds. They operate approximately 185 clinics and urgent care facilities that are run by physicians as part of the Intermountain Medical Group. In total they operate over 160 healthcare facilities, employ about 1,400 of Utah’s 5,000 physicians and provides insurance to about 22% of Utah. It is the largest private employer in Utah.