Introducing Health Catalyst University: An Innovative Approach for Accelerating Outcomes Improvement

May 27 webinar to introduce innovative educational program for provider organizations

SALT LAKE CITY – MAY 26, 2015 – Health Catalyst, a leader in healthcare data warehousing and analytics, today launched Health Catalyst University, an immersive educational offering designed to help health systems build the internal capacity to exponentially improve their clinical quality and operational efficiency.

Health Catalyst University is the latest offering in Health Catalyst’s comprehensive suite of outcomes-improvement solutions and services. Together with the company’s market-leading technology, Health Catalyst University’s AMA-accredited offerings focus on helping healthcare providers to nurture a data-driven culture of continuous improvement leading to higher quality, fewer unnecessary procedures and greater patient safety.

“Healthcare organizations today face unprecedented pressures to improve both clinical and financial outcomes to adjust to changing reimbursement models,” said Health Catalyst CEO Dan Burton. “Our best customers are accomplishing that goal by combining technology re-invention with innovative new approaches to generating transformative outcomes. We are pleased to introduce Health Catalyst University, a new form of services designed to share these best practices and help both customers and non-customers to accelerate their outcomes improvement efforts.”

Accelerated Practices Program

Health Catalyst University’s first offering for healthcare provider organizations is the Accelerated Practices (AP) Program, a highly immersive, project-based learning experience. Taught by clinicians, quality improvement experts, and hospital executives with decades of outcomes improvement leadership, the AP Program prepares healthcare and quality improvement professionals to accelerate outcomes improvement by teaching them how to engage others in improvement work. Healthcare professionals who will benefit most from attending the AP Program include physicians and clinicians, clinical operations leaders, senior leaders, and quality improvement professionals.

“In healthcare, everyone wants to improve quality to save lives and become more efficient but it has been a disjointed effort based mostly on trial and error rather than proven best practices, with few sustainable improvements,” said Health Catalyst Chief Medical Officer Bryan Oshiro, MD, formerly the clinical leader of Intermountain Healthcare’s first quality improvement initiative. “Our experience has shown us that increased knowledge and understanding of quality improvement principles and techniques has improved our ability to help our clients, and the same knowledge has helped our clients to implement and accelerate outcomes in their systems.”

The AP Program consists of series of 3-day workshops taught over the course of several months. Recognized industry experts provide attendees with tools and methodologies to:

  • Facilitate system-wide change by using proven leadership principles
  • Appropriately use data to measure improvement, drive change and encourage learning
  • Improve quality, cost, and patient satisfaction outcomes

AP Program faculty include Sherry Martin, a healthcare executive and quality improvement expert who was most recently vice president of performance improvement at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston; Val Ulstad, MD, MPA, MPH, an award-winning healthcare educator and process consultant; John Haughom, MD, author of “Healthcare: A Better Way,” and formerly senior vice president of clinical quality and patient safety at Peace Health; Bobbi Brown, vice president of financial engagement for Health Catalyst and formerly vice president of financial planning and performance at Kaiser Permanente; and Dr. Oshiro, among others.

CME Credit for AP Program

Through the sponsorship of the University of Texas Health Science Center’s San Antonio School of Medicine, participants in the AP Program are eligible for continuing medical education (CME) credits – up to 55.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the live program and up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits™ for the PI CME activity.

Webinar Information

Health Catalyst will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:00pm Eastern Time to introduce the Health Catalyst University’s AP Program. Register for the free webinar here.

To learn more about Health Catalyst University and the AP Program, including a schedule of upcoming courses and online registration, visit, or email, or call 801-708-6800.

About Health Catalyst

Health Catalyst is a mission-driven data warehousing and analytics company that helps healthcare organizations of all sizes perform the clinical, financial, and operational reporting and analysis needed for population health and accountable care.Our proven enterprise data warehouse (EDW) and analytics platform helps improve quality, add efficiency and lower costs in support of more than 50 million patients for organizations ranging from the largest US health system to forward-thinking physician practices. For more information, visit, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.