Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 96

Intermountain Healthcare

Salt Lake City, Utah [Mountain]

Why you want to work there

This not-for-profit health system in Salt Lake City operates 20 hospitals, as well as home health-care agencies, an air ambulance service, physician and urgent-care clinics, counseling offices, rehabilitation centers and other health care facilities. Software developers and other IT professionals work side by side with medical doctors, nurses and clinicians to design, develop and build clinical software applications. Doctors and nurses are closely involved with all aspects of the software development process from the beginning, including product planning, user interface design and clinical workflows. Last year, the system was selected by Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association, as one of the nation's "most wired" hospital systems for the eighth time in nine years. Intermountain is also involved in a multiyear alliance with GE Healthcare, a subsidiary of General Electric Co., to develop the next generation of electronic health records and clinical information systems.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 51

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 30,575

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 849

IT employee turnover in 2008: 8%

IT promotions in 2008: 7%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $1,740

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 24%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 23%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 26%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 12%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 3%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 13%