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Beacon Community Program

Utah Beacon Community (Salt Lake City, UT)

The state of Utah

Overview and Goals

The IC3 Beacon Community is one of 17 Beacon Communities building and strengthening local health IT infrastructure and testing innovative approaches to make measurable improvements in health, care and cost. Meaningful Use of electronic health records (EHR) is the foundation of the exciting work in each community. Funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and lead by HealthInsight, one of the nation’s largest Quality Improvement Organizations, IC3 serves three counties in the center of Utah, and including urban Salt Lake County and rural and frontier areas of Summit and Tooele. By using technology, the IC3 Community focuses on:

  • Improving the management and coordination of care for people with diabetes mellitus (DM) by utilizing data from clinic EHR to measure their improvement
  • Improving consistency between patient wishes and care provided during the last six months of life through creation of an electronic registry for Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment
  • Improving communicable disease reporting by replacing paper reports with electronic reporting capabilities

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One of the goals of Beacon is making patient information available electronically…

–Stormy Sweitzer, Utah Beacon Community

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