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Fed Initiatives Heighten Need for Organizations to Address Data Strategies (Health Data Management)

Healthcare organizations are starting to see the shift within programs of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from optional to mandatory electronic submissions of reporting data.  Health Catalyst Senior VP and General Manager of Data TJ Elbert explains how to align an organization’s data with emerging reporting standards, such as the Fast Healthcare Interoperability […]

ICD-10 Codes: Need-to-Know Updates Coming in April 2023

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released its latest updates to the Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) system and the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Procedure Coding System (ICD-10-PCS). Effective April 2023, healthcare leaders will have 42 ICD-10-CM and 34 ICD-10-PCS additions to navigate.

Twistle Named Top Company in Patient Education by AVIA Connect

Twistle by Health Catalyst® was recognized as a Top Company in Patient Education upon the conclusion of extensive research and outreach by AVIA Connect, a leading digital health marketplace. Twistle, a patient engagement platform that helps patients and caregivers navigate complex health journeys, was featured in AVIA Connect’s Top Patient Education Companies Report. The annual […]

Health Catalyst Named One of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity in 2023 (Newsweek)

Most companies these days talk a lot about diversity.  It is common to hear employers emphasizing their efforts to recruit and promote  people of different ages, races, genders, sexuality and abilities. And that makes sense, not only because diversity is important particularly to younger job applicants, but also because it is well-documented that workplaces filled […]

Population Health Analytics and Innovative Care Delivery Generate an Average $31M in Shared Savings Every Year for More than Ten Years

With healthcare spending on the rise, UnityPoint Health needed advanced analytics to support clinical decision-making when balancing population health priorities and shared savings. UnityPoint Health and UnityPoint Accountable Care formed a partnership, leveraging its analytics platform and high-value data and analytics to aid in developing the analytics support required for improving patient outcomes while decreasing costs and driving success in risk-based contracts.

Health Catalyst Announces a New, External Leadership Assignment for Paul Horstmeier

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,”Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced that the leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has called Paul Horstmeier, Health Catalyst’s Chief Operating Officer, to serve for three years as the Mission President of the […]

Health Catalyst Interoperability Achieves HITRUST r2 Certification

Health Catalyst Interoperability (HCI) has earned HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certified status for information security. The certification demonstrates that HCI meets key compliance requirements across a wide range of industry standards and frameworks, as well as federal and state regulations. HCI provides users with the ability to expand the traditional clinical data aggregation capabilities of […]

Two Ways ACOS Can Optimize Data Sharing for Better Care Coordination

Different entities within an ACO need access to the same patient information to coordinate around delivering better patient care at lower costs. Despite this clear need for data sharing, organizations face common barriers, including patient confidentiality, cumbersome processes, and legal and compliance considerations. However, ACOs can overcome these barriers with a team mindset and robust data infrastructure. A teamwork approach aligns each system’s goals more closely, ensuring the entire ACO prioritizes patients and their data as the key to better care coordination. Next, organizations need to invest in advanced technologies, including a data platform that easily aggregates and securely distributes patient information to the right people at the right time. These two changes—working together and supporting data-sharing tools—elevate ACO performance and care coordination

Health Catalyst Embedded Application Suite Achieves HITRUST r2 Certification

Health Catalyst Embedded Application Suite earned HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certified status for information security. This suite includes two applications, Embedded Care Gaps™ and Embedded Refills™. The certification demonstrates that the infrastructure of Embedded Care Gaps and Embedded Refills meets key compliance requirements across a wide range of industry standards and frameworks, as well as federal […]

Health Catalyst Data Platform Earns HITRUST r2 Certification

Health Catalyst’s Data and Analytics Platform earned HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certified status for information security. The certification demonstrates that the data platform meets key compliance requirements included across a wide range of industry standards and frameworks, as well as federal and state regulations. The open, flexible, and scalable data platform allows healthcare organizations to […]

Improving Transitional Care Management – A Five-Step Framework

Research indicates that one in five readmissions could have been avoided with proper transitional care management (TCM). Given that Medicare readmission costs amount to $2.6 billion each year, decreasing readmissions through transitional care management is a priority for healthcare organizations. This article details a five-step framework that healthcare organizations can follow to set up successful TCM programs.

The framework emphasizes early, proactive care management that integrates hospital efforts with long-term care needs, home care, and other community resources. Once discharge occurs, it’s often too late to put care transition measures in place, resulting in higher readmission rates and higher healthcare costs.

HFMA Western Region Symposium

Join us at HFMA Western Symposium in Las Vegas Jan. 22–25, 2023. Visit us at booth #331 and learn more about Vitalware by Health Catalyst.

Clinical Chart Abstraction Improves Pre-Op Pulmonary Function Testing

Banner Health partners with Health Catalyst to smartsource its clinical chart abstraction services. Clinical chart abstractors identified an opportunity to improve the number of patients undergoing thoracic surgery receiving pre-surgical pulmonary function testing (PFTs). The clinical chart abstraction team was able to immediately see the positive impact of Banner Health’s changes in its patients’ data, providing timely feedback to the organization about the effectiveness of improvement efforts.

HFMA Western Symposium 2023

Join Vitalware at the HFMA Western Symposium Vitalware by Health Catalyst provides mid-revenue cycle management solutions as well as expert data and consulting services for health systems, hospitals, physicians, and healthcare revenue cycle solutions providers. Ranked #1 for Revenue Cycle — Chargemaster Management in the Best in KLAS Awards four years running, Vitalware drives positive […]

How to Improve Health Equity through Patient Engagement Technology

Healthcare leaders discuss how they use digital patient engagement technology to bridge care disparities and reduce the burden of health inequity. This article shares strategies for building trust through technology and gaining organizational buy-in for a successful launch.

Health Catalyst CMO Tarah Neujahr Bryan Named a Finalist in Silicon Slopes 2022 Hall of Fame & Awards (Silicon Slopes)

Launched in 1999 by the then Utah Technology Council, the Silicon Slopes Hall of Fame & Awards identify and applaud the breakthrough leaders and companies who have contributed to the ongoing and growing success of Utah and Silicon Slopes. Health Catalyst Chief Marketing Officer Tarah Neujahr Bryan has been recognized in the Silicon Slopes Hall […]

Twistle Patient Engagement for Life Sciences

Twistle is the Health Catalyst digital patient engagement software that guides patients throughout all phases of their care journey.

Health Catalyst Named One of the Best Companies to Work For in 2022 (Utah Business)

Each year, Utah Business talks to thousands of employees to determine which companies are the best to work for. What team members love about working at Health Catalyst: Unlimited PTO, fitness reimbursement, health plan discount, home office reimbursement, cellphone and home internet reimbursement, stocks, culture, medical benefits, remote work options, annual education compensation, 401(k), and […]

The Power to Choose (Modern Healthcare)

As a healthcare provider and professional with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Melissa Welch offers that in the ‘new world,’ post-Roe v. Wade, we still have the power of choice. We can choose to offer employer benefits that ensure equitable access to emergency reproductive services for all. We can choose to ensure that […]

HIE 3.0: A Turning Point for HIE Business Models

HIEs juggle many priorities to improve their technology platform for better data quality. When HIEs support a broader audience and address gaps in clinical pathways, they can become the preferred access point for population health analytics, quality measure reporting, and health equity strategies.

Enhanced Suicide Risk Screening Improves Safety and Outcomes for Patients at Risk

The Queen’s Health System recognized that suicidality was increasing, with many patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) for help in a time of crisis. The organization needed a data-informed strategy to create a systemwide suicide prevention plan. It established a team to implement several best practices based on data from its analytics platform, including suicide risk screening. As a result of these data-informed improvements, Queen’s has meaningfully improved patient safety and outcomes for patients at risk of suicide.

Carle Health Partners with Health Catalyst to Achieve Data-Informed Improvement

Salt Lake City – December 5, 2022 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced an expansive, multi-year contract with Carle Health (Carle)—an integrated health system based in Urbana, Illinois that includes five hospitals, multi-specialty physician group practices with more […]

Why Digital Therapeutics and Patient Engagement Strategies Are a Must-Have for LSOs

Life sciences organizations develop meaningful digital therapeutics (DTx) that reach rural communities, treat common chronic diseases, and connect patients to providers through technology that supports clinical journeys. This article shares how incorporating digital engagement tools drives the continuous use of DTx for equitable healthcare.

The Use of Technology to Improve GDMT Compliance for Heart Failure 

Learn how automated patient engagement technology can be deployed to help providers optimize heart failure treatment while lessening the care team burden at each phase of the patient’s journey, including:

Labor Shortage: Why You Need the Right Labor Management Partner Now

Healthcare organizations are facing a double-sided labor crisis: a severe labor shortage and rising labor costs. Learn how they can optimize their use of current resources and gain detailed insight into operations and pinpoint interventions aimed to decrease expenses.

A Healthcare Worker Shortage Action Plan: Short-Term Wins and Long-Term Strategy

The healthcare worker shortage is heading toward a deficit in the millions. Healthcare organizations need a short- and long-term action plan. Learn how to create the right action plan to achieve your long-term goals while realizing immediate impacts.

A Healthcare Worker Shortage Action Plan: Short-Term Wins and Long-Term Strategy

U.S. health systems will have a projected deficit of 200,000-450,000 RNs by 2025. Meanwhile, hospital labor costs have reached almost 50% of an organization’s overall expenses. Now more than ever, leaders need a data-driven labor management strategy that ensures the most cost-effective, high-quality care.

Data and Analytics Strategy Yields a 4X Return

Community Health Network (CHNw) had the vision to transform into an analytics-informed organization, but it faced challenges in making that vision a reality. The organization needed an enterprise analytics partner that would provide high-value data and analytics, and that had value realization at the core of its mission. CHNw selected Health Catalyst as its analytics partner, leveraging the Health Catalyst® Data Operating System (DOS™) platform and a robust suite of analytics applications to transform into an analytics-informed organization and improve care efficiencies and the health in the community it serves.

HLTH

Learn about Health Catalyst’s suite of solutions at HLTH We’re excited to be at HLTH in Las Vegas! Stop by booth 3032 and learn how Health Catalyst can drive massive, measurable, data-informed improvements in your organization. Schedule a meeting with one of our experts.

Health Catalyst CEO Dan Burton Designated 2022 Gartner CEO Talent Champion

Health Catalyst CEO Dan Burton has been named one of the top 30 Gartner CEO Talent Champions of 2022. Through this list, Gartner, Inc recognizes an elite group of top executives that have led their organizations to outstanding talent outcomes and set a best-in-class standard, as evaluated through a rigorous analysis of four quantitative assessments.  […]

HLTH

Join us at HLTH event in Las Vegas Nov. 13–16, 2022. Use code HealthCatal150 at checkout to get a discount on your registration.

Back Together Again: HAS 22 Top Data Discoveries and Insights

Skim highlights of the HAS 22 healthcare analytics event organized around the theme, “Embracing the Human Side of Healthcare Analytics.” This easy-to-digest infographic highlights the summit’s award winners and top data insights.

KPI Ninja Receives NCQA Measure Certification™ for HEDIS® Measurement Year 2022, Solidifying Its Comprehensive End-to-End Solution for Health Information Exchanges

Salt Lake City – Nov. 2, 2022 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced KPI Ninja by Health Catalyst™–the most comprehensive end-to-end solution to help Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) smoothly transition from being transactional data intermediaries to population health […]

Your Data Can Find the Answers (HLTH)

As the healthcare industry battles workforce burnout, financial pressures, the transition from fee-for-service, and harnessing the mountain of data now at providers’ fingertips, high-value data, insights, analytics, and augmented intelligence (AI) are key tools that can help drive efficiencies, cost savings, and provider and patient satisfaction. Health Catalyst Chief Medical Officer Melissa Welch MD, MPH, […]

Utah’s Top Bosses Share the ‘Secrets’ of Their Success (The Salt Lake Tribune)

Top Workplaces honors the best company leaders in the state. The leaders have been selected by Energage, a Philadelphia-based research and consulting firm and The Salt Lake Tribune’s Top Workplaces partner, to receive leadership awards for large, midsize, and small companies. The 2022 honorees are: • Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst, a South Jordan […]

Health Catalyst Named a Top Workplace in Utah for the Ninth Consecutive Year

Salt Lake City, October 31, 2022 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced it has been named a 2022 Top Workplace in Utah by the Salt Lake Tribune–the ninth year in a row Health Catalyst has received this distinction. “We’re […]

How to Reduce Unwarranted Care Variation for Patients with Heart Failure – Part 2

In order to reduce unwarranted care variation for patients with heart failure, healthcare providers should consider five critical elements of care standardization including systematized population health, patient activation, outpatient care protocols, acute decompensation management, and streamlined care transitions. 

When unwarranted care variation is eliminated, organizations will see a higher rate of evidence-based care that helps reduce morbidity, mortality, and total cost of care. 

New Analytic Insights Improves Mortality O/E

As part of its pursuit of “zero harm,” Banner Health established a strategic initiative to improve the inpatient mortality observed versus expected (O/E) ratio. However, limited access to high-quality mortality data impeded improvement efforts. Banner Health utilized its data and analytics platform and tech-enabled managed services registered nurse clinical chart abstractors to develop and implement new processes to leverage the data behind a mortality index for all its locations. Banner Health improved the accuracy of its clinical documentation, mortality O/E ratio, and external benchmarks.

New CPT Codes for 2023: This Year’s Need-to-Know Updates

What does the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set look like for 2023? New additions, deletions, and revisions take effect on January 1.

Easing Labor Shortages and Staff Burnout with Data and Analytics

As healthcare organizations across the country face labor shortages, limited resources, and growing expenses, it’s never been more important to deploy valuable resources where they’ll be most impactful. Learn how predictive risk stratification helps organizations pinpoint their most vulnerable patients.

AdventHealth: Orlando Colorectal Congress LIVE!

Stop by the Twistle by Health Catalyst booth to learn how AdventHealth deployed Twistle’s platform to improve preoperative and postoperative patient engagement — reducing 30-day readmissions by 27% for colorectal procedures! If you can’t make it to the booth, be sure to schedule a time to discuss your specific needs at a time convenient to you.

Create Data Storytelling to Fuel Better Healthcare Outcomes

Even in a data-driven healthcare ecosystem, analytic insights alone won’t sufficiently drive outcomes. Instead, the content behind these numbers, the data story, fuels real transformation. The Healthcare Analytics Summit 2022 explored the human side of data and the people and communities behind the healthcare outcomes.

NCQA Data Aggregator Validation (DAV): An ROI Analysis for HIEs

HIEs will learn how becoming DAV certified, or aligning with a Certified Data Partner, can expand revenue opportunities and reduce the time commitment required of health plans and providers for HEDIS quality measure reporting. 

Data and Analytics Platform Delivers $3M in Annual Savings and Increases Capacity for Improvement

Healthcare organizations that build a data and analytics platform instead of buying frequently underestimate the complexity and total cost of ownership, and the problems get worse as the software ages. INTEGRIS Health was challenged to scale up or produce the desired results using its homegrown data and analytics platform. The organization decided to optimize a modern data and analytics platform that would meet its needs now and, in the future, while delivering significant cost savings.

How to Reduce Unwarranted Care Variation in Patients with Heart Failure – Part 1

Treating heart failure is complex and because of that, variation in care is common. Eliminating unwarranted variation is an important factor in delivering successful treatment of HF; however, without access to comprehensive data and clinically proven strategies, it's very difficult to achieve. This first installment on reducing care variations explores the six key advantages of leveraging a sophisticated technology platform to improve care. 

Improving Rural Health and Access to Care with Digital Health Tools

Rural communities experience a higher prevalence of chronic conditions and often face significant barriers to accessing healthcare. Leveraging text-based patient engagement technology can alleviate many of those barriers through personalized communication pathways, remote physiologic monitoring, and bi-directional messaging, keeping rural communities conveniently and safely connected to care. 

HIMSS New York State Chapter – Activity-Based Costing: It’s Here, It’s Real!

Finance and IT Execs and Analysts can learn how activity-based cost accounting is possible and superior to traditional RVU based methods.

Health Catalyst Earns Spot on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work List for 10 Years Running

Health Catalyst is proud to announce that we have earned a spot on Modern Healthcare’s 2022 Best Places to Work list, ranking 33rd among the 75 healthcare suppliers in the award program. The complete list of this year’s winner rankings is available at ModernHealthcare.com/bestplacestowork. With this recognition, Health Catalyst has been recognized on Modern Healthcare’s […]

The Top Five Trends of the 2022 Healthcare Analytics Summit

As the 2022 Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS 22) came to a close, a clear picture came into focus of the evolving relationship between healthcare analytics and the people it serves. During the two full days, packed with presentations by industry leaders, five key themes emerged across the diverse presentations. 1. A Person-Centric Approach is Imperative  […]

Value-Based Care Infographic – Operational Transformation Roadmap

How prepared are healthcare organizations to enter into value-based care? Many may not be ready. While early value-based care adopters have focused on improving and measuring quality, they’ve often overlooked steps to bear the associated financial risk. Now that health systems can enter into alternative payment models and risk-based contracts, they need to ensure that […]

How Technology Can Have a Positive Impact on Health Equity and Reduce Disparities

Learn how to support health equity with patient engagement technology. Help patients attain their full health potential every step of the way by:

FLAACOs 2022 Annual Fall Conference

Learn about the Health Catalyst Population Health Suite™  at FLAACOS Set up time to meet with us at FLAACOS to learn more about how we support some of the leading clinically integrated networks to succeed in their value-based care contracts. Our technology-enabled solutions combined with best practice population health subject matter expertise will help your organization […]

Self-Service Analytics: How to Use Healthcare Business Intelligence

Self-service analytics can empower healthcare organizations to better leverage business intelligence, enabling non-expert users to explore data sets, create custom reports and dashboards, and share valuable insights. However, without the right foundation, self-service analytics won’t reach its potential. Four pillars for success include the following: 
1. A data-centric culture.
2. Data literacy.
3. Leadership support.
4. A defined business goal.

Data-Informed Improvements Decrease Post-PCI Bleeding Events

Bleeding complications occur in up to 16 percent of all patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Community Health Network (CHNw) identified one area where it didn’t perform as well as expected for post-PCI bleeding and found ways to improve through risk-adjusted quality metrics, interdisciplinary teams, analytics, and smartsourced clinical chart abstractors. CHNw’s data-informed improvement efforts are delivering the desired results.

Recognition – Best and Brightest Companies Honor

The National Association for Business Resources has named Health Catalyst one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation. The honor recognizes companies that have demonstrated exceptional and innovative human resource practices and set high standards for its business practices.

VitalCDM™ Ranked #1 in KLAS Revenue Cycle, Chargemaster Management Category for Fourth Year in a Row

VitalCDM, the award-winning hospital chargemaster solution by Vitalware by Health Catalyst, has earned the top spot in the Revenue Cycle – Chargemaster Management category of the 2022 Best in KLAS Awards. This is the fourth year in a row that Vitalware’s VitalCDM was recognized as the top performing chargeback management tool by KLAS.

7 Key Strategies to Optimize Heart Failure Management Across the Continuum

Heart failure treatment is complex and requires ongoing attention. To ensure organizations are delivering optimal treatment to prevent disease, slow progression, and improve outcomes there are seven key strategies across the continuum of care to deliver guideline-directed medical therapy and engage patients in their care.

Seizing the Value of Health Information Exchange Data

Value-based reforms and technology trends are reshaping healthcare. From the rapid adoption of new technologies, including the widespread adoption of electronic health record systems, to emerging value-based payment models, industry trends are creating an opportunity for Health Information Exchanges (HIE) to demonstrate the unique value they bring to the healthcare ecosystem. In this case study, learn how KPI Ninja’s technology helped the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN) meet urgent pandemic needs posed by Wisconsin’s Division of Public Health (WI DPH) and how these same capabilities continue to support value creation with other HIE participants and use cases.

How More Efficient EHRs Can Ease Physician Burnout (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Physicians are reporting high rates of burnout, which studies suggest can affect patient safety. This can be partially attributed to the administrative burden placed on physicians, who frequently lose clinical hours to EHR tasks. Simplifying physicians’ workflow with more effective systems can reduce stress levels and improve care outcomes, research shows. In the article, Patrick […]

Meet The Health IT Department: Chief Data Officers (Becker’s Hospital Review)

With healthcare technology expanding in so many different directions, new positions are popping up at health systems that didn’t exist even a few short years ago. One is chief data officer, a role that hospitals and health systems have been creating with increasing frequency. Becker’s asked four data executives what makes the role different from […]

Becker’s Health IT + Digital Health + RCM Annual Meeting

Learn more about Vitalware by Health Catalyst at Booth #1811 Vitalware by Health Catalyst provides mid-revenue cycle management solutions, data and consulting services, and expert consulting for health systems, hospitals, physicians, and healthcare revenue cycle solutions providers. We drive positive financial outcomes that protect reimbursement and reputation with the following: Coding, billing, and compliance intelligence. […]

The Big Five Patient Engagement Strategies that Drive Success

For healthcare providers facing growing competition and growing expectations from patients, a robust patient engagement strategy is essential. There are five key factors that healthcare leaders must consider in order to be successful.

HAS 22 Day 2: Healthcare Analytics’ Biggest Party Wraps Up

Day One of HAS 22 may have looked like a hard act to follow, but Day Two did not disappoint! From early risers for the fun run/walk to a full day of keynotes, featured speakers, breakout sessions, and more, summit attendees learned new ways to look at data and analytics, how we relate to information […]

How Digital Patient Engagement Optimizes Chronic Condition Management

Healthcare today is often episodic, and patients’ conditions may develop or worsen needlessly for those facing barriers such as access to care, medications, healthy food, and other needs. The ongoing healthcare provider shortage also leads to delayed care and poor outcomes. Learn how patient engagement technology can help!

Architecture of High Value Health Care National Conference

Eliminate unwarranted care variation: A focus on quality and safety improvement through data analytics Visit the Health Catalyst booth at the Architecture of High Value Health Care National Conference! We help our customers transform care by:  Prioritizing improvement opportunities with trustworthy data  Aligning outcome goals, process metrics, and interventions to achieve sustainable improvement  Improving cost-savings […]

Value-Based Care Five Key Competencies for Success 

This white paper reviews the stages of value-based contracting, including the difficult lessons learned by early clinically integrated systems, the new dynamics that drive VBC success, and the key interventions that impact contracts. The paper also explains how, by leveraging a framework based on a thorough understanding of five population health management (PHM) competencies, health systems can drive effective clinical and financial outcomes across the value-based care continuum. 

HAS 22 Day 2: Healthcare Analytics’ Biggest Party Wraps Up

Day 1 of HAS 22 may have looked like a hard act to follow, but Day 2 did not disappoint! From early risers for the fun run/walk to a full day of keynotes, featured speakers, breakout sessions, and more, summit attendees learned new ways to look at data and analytics, how we relate to information and each other, and new perspectives for making the healthcare ecosystem–and world at large–a better place.

The Healthcare Analytics Summit 2022: Back in Person!

The Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS) is back in person with a bang. After a challenging two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HAS 22 brings back an amazing, full-scale, in-person experience. The love and appreciation of human contact and camaraderie was immediately obvious. Health Catalyst CEO, Dan Burton, kicked off Day 1 by reflecting on […]

The Healthcare Analytics Summit 2022: Back in Person!

The Healthcare Analytics Summit is back in person! After two years of a virtual experience, presenters and audiences are together again in Salt Lake City for HAS 22. This year’s theme, “Embracing the Human Side of Healthcare Analytics,” puts the focus on the patient, team collaboration, visual data storytelling, and much more.

The 2022 Healthcare Analytics Summit Kicks Off Today

The Summit Returns to an In-Person Format to Inspire and Educate Attendees About the Human Side of Healthcare Analytics The Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS), is an interactive, educational event for the healthcare industry, today kicked off three days of keynotes, breakouts, showcases, and peer-to-peer discussions designed to advance digital disruption and healthcare transformation. Constructed around […]

Health Catalyst Reveals Catalyst Awards Winners Recognizing World-Class Healthcare Improvements

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 14, 2022 — Health Catalyst, Inc. a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced the winners of its fourth annual Catalyst Awards. The Catalyst Awards recognize healthcare organizations that have demonstrated exemplary efforts to transform healthcare. The six award winners were announced during a kickoff event for […]

ICD-10-CM Updates Take Effect in October 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released updates to its International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) system diagnosis codes for fiscal year (FY) 2023. ICD-10-CM codes, which will increase from 72,750 to 73,639, impact all provider types in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. The updates are effective beginning October 1, 2022. Some of the additions for 2023 include the following:

1. Certain infectious and parasitic diseases.
2. Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases.
3. Mental, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
4. Diseases of the nervous system.
5. Diseases of the digestive system.

Health Catalyst Announces New Leadership Assignments in Support of Strategic Focus Areas

Announces Appointments of Kevin Freeman as Chief Growth Officer, Tarah Neujahr Bryan as Chief Marketing Officer, and Dave Ross as Chief Technology Officer SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced three new leadership assignments in support […]

Validated Data Improves HEDIS® Measure Reporting

Reporting quality measures costs healthcare organizations billions annually. To help reduce costs associated with reporting efforts, WISHIN partnered with KPI Ninja, an NCQA Data Aggregator Validation (DAV) Certified Data Partner, to validate WISHIN healthcare provider and practice participant data streams for its own DAV certification. As a result, several WISHIN health plan participants looked to WISHIN to shortcut the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) “chart chase” and acquire primary source verified supplemental data to streamline data collection efforts, ensure data integrity, and reduce costs.

Reporting Efficiencies Yield Savings and Improved Satisfaction

Decision makers continually need more data and analytics to support their decisions, but IT and BI resources don't always keep pace, which can lead analytics teams to feel overwhelmed with the number of requests. MultiCare Health System experienced significant growth, resulting in increased demand that threatened its analytics team’s efficiency and morale. The organization recognized it needed to transform its analytics solution and processes.

How to Use AI in Healthcare to Unlock Four Secrets in Your Data

Today’s healthcare leaders want their organizations to be data driven. However, many leaders incorrectly interpret data and analytic visualizations. Without accurate interpretation of analytics, healthcare leaders don’t have real data-driven insight to know how to strategically improve and measure wins and losses. 

Concerningly, only 4% of analysts, department leaders, executives, and board members can correctly identify the following four pivotal pieces of information in a line chart:

1. Baseline performance.
2. Extreme historical points.
3. Persistent shifts in performance.
4. Forecasted performance in six months.

Is your organization’s leadership part of the 4% that can correctly identify these four points in data presented over time? If not, your data and analytics may be doing more harm than good.

Recognizing and Celebrating Women of Color STEM 2022 Conference Award Winner Maxine Liu

This October, four remarkable women of color from Health Catalyst have been nationally recognized for their excellence and contributions as women of color pursuing STEM. They have made outstanding contributions through their hard work, persistence, and commitment to success. We sat down with award recipient Maxine Liu to learn more about her background, role, inspirations, […]

Recognizing and Celebrating Women of Color STEM 2022 Conference Award Winner Cass Eddy

This October, four remarkable women of color from Health Catalyst have been nationally recognized for their excellence and contributions as women of color pursuing STEM.  They have made outstanding contributions through their hard work, persistence, and commitment to success. We sat down with award recipient Cass Eddy to learn more about her background, role, inspirations, […]

Recognizing and Celebrating Women of Color STEM 2022 Conference Award Winner Rashida Toliver

This October, four remarkable women of color from Health Catalyst have been nationally recognized for their excellence and contributions as women of color pursuing STEM. They have made outstanding contributions through their hard work, persistence, and commitment to success. We sat down with award recipient Rashida Toliver to learn more about her background, role, inspirations, […]

Optimize Your Labor Management with Health Catalyst PowerLabor™

To cut costs, healthcare leaders are looking at their greatest operating expense—labor management. However, with outdated labor management systems, decision makers rely on retrospective, incomplete data to forecast staffing volumes and patient support needs. Limited workforce insight can result in misaligned staffing or worse, jeopardizing patient care due to lack of labor support. With the Health Catalyst PowerLabor™ application, part of the Financial Empowerment Suite™, decision makers have access to a comprehensive view of labor data by organization, department, team, and job role. Timely insight into current and future hospital needs allows leaders to staff to patient volume, control escalating labor expenses, and ensure optimal resources for excellent patient care.

KPI Ninja by Health Catalyst™ Partners with MedAllies

KPI Ninja by Health Catalyst™, a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced its partnership with leading Health Information Services Provider (HISP) supplier MedAllies. Serving more than 700 hospitals, 5,000 organizations, 125,000 providers, and dozens of partners, MedAllies securely delivers vital health information to impact care by operating […]

LifePoint Health Inks Data Deal with Health Catalyst (Healthcare IT News)

Brentwood, Tennessee-based LifePoint Health has entered a new collaboration with Health Catalyst and will use its analytics technologies to help bolster care quality, lower costs and improve population health management.

Health Catalyst Names Chief Medical, Population Health Officers (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Data analytics company Health Catalyst has named Melissa Welch, MD, chief medical officer and Edward Sheen, MD, chief population health officer.

Akron Children’s, Health Catalyst Team Up for Population Health (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Pediatric health system Akron (Ohio) Children’s Hospital is partnering with healthcare data and analytics company Health Catalyst. 

HFMA – Northern New England Chapter

Financial Executives and Analysts will learn how Activity Based Cost Accounting is possible, why it is superior to traditional RVU based costing methods. In addition, we’ll present case studies documenting how granular cost savings can be achieved through an effective Activity Based Cost Accounting system.

NAACOS – Fall 2022 Conference

Learn about the Health Catalyst Population Health Suite™ at  NAACOS Stop by the Health Catalyst Population Health Suite, booth N, to learn more about how we support some of the leading clinically integrated networks succeed in their value-based care contracts. Our technology-enabled solutions combined best practice population health subject matter expertise will help your organization optimize financial, […]

Closing Gaps in Care Through Medication Refill Technology

In an effort to extend its medication refill processing services to a broader group of physicians in multiple regions and specialties, St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare utilized Health Catalyst Embedded Refills, freeing up physicians to spend more time with patients and enabling technicians to take a more proactive role in closing care gaps associated with medication refills.

Automation and Delegation of Medication Refill Processing Creates Capacity for a Patient-Centered Medical Home

Valley Medical Group sought to consistently create capacity for its medical assistants to practice to the top of their license and spend more time with patients before every provider visit. The organization implemented the Health Catalyst Embedded Refills application to automate, standardize, and delegate much of the refill process.

Three Steps to Prioritize Clinical Quality Improvement in Healthcare

Healthcare organizations today have access to so much data from across their systems that they may struggle to know where to focus quality improvement efforts. An analytic framework and a stepwise process ensures organizations have broad data access and can identify the most significant opportunities for impact. With a strategic, data-informed approach to clinical quality improvement, health systems can consume fewer resources, discover cost savings, and improve ROI and the quality of care. 
Three steps comprise an effective quality improvement process:

1. Adopt a healthcare-specific, open, scalable data platform.
2. Identify improvement priorities using the 80-20 rule.
3. Gain consensus from clinical teams on specific projects and goals.

Reducing Colonoscopy Cancelations and Increasing Efficiency

Swedish Health Services utilized the Twistle by Health Catalyst patient engagement software to deploy a communication pathway that guides patients throughout their colonoscopy experience.

KPI Ninja Earns HITRUST r2 Certification for Information Security

KPI Ninja by Health Catalyst™, a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, has earned HITRUST Risk-based, 2-year (r2) Certified status for information security. KPI Ninja is an end-to-end solution for processing event-driven data that enables Health Information Exchanges to build and customize new services, clinical solutions, and operational tools around their core care systems, […]

Ensuring Convenient Refill and Delivery of Specialty Medications

Credena Health sought to minimize telephone calls and voice message management associated with refill coordination and delivery scheduling to improve the patient experience by allowing patients to respond to messages at their convenience. The organization utilized Twistle by Health Catalyst to deliver refill reminders, automate patient follow-up in the absence of initial response, and gather ideal delivery parameters for their medications.

Patient Safety Incident Reporting Functionality Reduces Barriers and Improves Care

For organizations that are striving to improve patient safety, incident reports are a valuable tool for safety leaders to identify and investigate conditions that may lead to errors or cause harm. Historically, incident reporting has involved complicated forms and a lack of transparency which can discourage employees from reporting events. The newest module in Health Catalyst’s Patient Safety Monitor application, Voluntary Event Reporting, provides an easy-to-use application that is convenient, efficient, productive, and informative. Voluntary Event Reporting offers game-changing support for organizations dedicated to nurturing a safety culture and leveraging reliable data and analytics for better outcomes by ensuring your teams have what they need to report events, follow up, learn, and improve.

Improving Detection and Management of Postpartum Hypertension

Clinical leaders at ChristianaCare sought to improve early detection of postpartum hypertension by overcoming low attendance for follow-up office visits. The team implemented a text-based remote monitoring program which has successfully reduced post-partum hypertension-related readmissions and eliminated long-standing racial disparity.

Health Catalyst Welcomes Chief Medical Officer Dr. Melissa Welch and Chief Population Health Officer and Senior Vice President Dr. Edward Sheen to Leadership Team

Salt Lake City, Utah – August 5, 2022 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced the addition of Chief Medical Officer Dr. Melissa Welch and Chief Population Health Officer and Senior Vice President Dr. Edward Sheen to the executive […]

5 Steps to Improve Population Health Management with Personalized Patient Engagement

Healthcare organizations continue to navigate the complicated shift from fee-for-service reimbursement models to value-based care.

To successfully make that transition, population health management (PHM) is an essential tool to bridge gaps in care, reach underserved communities, and improve the health of at-risk populations.

How Specialty Pharmacies Can Improve Medication Adherence and Patient Outcomes

Specialty pharmacies serve patients who are managing medical conditions that often require complex therapies. These entities can implement patient engagement technology to improve medication adherence and patient outcomes in the following ways:

1. Streamline the process for getting a patient started on treatment.
2. Deliver educational resources and medication adherence reminders.
3. Automate refill and delivery notifications to create staff efficiencies.
4. Increase patient satisfaction, retention, and patient outcomes.

Analytics Accelerates COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust began COVID-19 vaccination based upon defined priorities and the National Health Service (NHS) guidelines, prioritizing calling patients over the age of 80 who had an upcoming outpatient appointment. By utilizing its data platform and analytics applications to improve the COVID-19 vaccination call process, the organization was able to manage its COVID-19 vaccination efforts effectively.

Reduce Healthcare Inequities with Patient Engagement Technology

Social determinants of health can have a serious negative impact on health outcomes. While these determinants like race and zip code are complex to address, simple text-based outreach can be an effective way to connect disadvantaged people with information, services, and assistance that can help bridge many gaps in care.  

Leverage consistent, proactive communication to ensure that patients have accurate, useful information and have the tools they need to stay engaged in their healthcare. 

Ohio Children’s Hospital Strikes Data-Driven Population Health Partnership (xtelligent Healthcare Media)

Ohio-based Akron Children’s Hospital has launched a strategic, multi-year partnership with data and analytics technology company Health Catalyst to advance population health and improve patient outcomes

Commercial Medical Necessity Edits are Your Key to Fewer Denials

Healthcare organizations risk losing more than $200 billion annually to denied claims. Of this loss, medical necessity denials account for $2.5 billion. In response, providers need a mid-revenue management solution that includes healthcare claims management, such as medical necessity edits (MNEs), and ensures claims fall within acceptable standards. Accounting for MNEs for a broad range of commercial insurances in addition to Medicare and state Medicaid MNEs, the Vitalware® by Health Catalyst medical necessity tool offers a comprehensive, timely, and accurate solution to help organizations avoid lost compensation and revenue delays.

Data-Informed Patient Blood Management Saves $1.2M

Blood products are in high demand but often low in inventory, creating the need for healthcare organizations to ensure effective patient blood management. Community Health Network (CHNw) wanted to improve the effectiveness of patient blood management but lacked the data and analytics to drive meaningful change. Gathering the necessary data took valuable time, and, when obtained, it often had quality issues that made it difficult to reconcile. The organization utilized its data platform and a robust suite of analytics applications to provide high-value data, analytics, and insights. CHNw’s data-informed patient blood management has decreased unnecessary transfusions and improved the management of this costly, limited resource.

LifePoint Health Partners with Health Catalyst to Advance Patient Care

Health system leverages innovative data and analytics technology to further drive improvements in quality and patient safety in communities nationwide Salt Lake City, Utah – July 27, 2022 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced a multi-year partnership with LifePoint […]

Health Catalyst and Akron Children’s Hospital Team Up to Advance Population Health Efforts

Salt Lake City, Utah – July 26, 2022 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced an expansive, multi-year strategic partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital (Akron Children’s), a top-ranking pediatric health system in northeast Ohio with two hospitals and 54 urgent, […]

CIVITAS 2022 Annual Conference

Visit KPI Ninja by Health Catalyst™ at Civitas Will you be in San Antonio for CIVITAS? Come by our booth to learn how KPI Ninja by Health Catalyst™ provides the most comprehensive end-to-end solution to help HIE’s smoothly transition from being transactional data intermediaries to population health enablers. We look forward to presenting alongside our other HIE partners […]

Health Catalyst, MemorialCare Team Up to Improve Care Outcomes with Innovative Patient Engagement Technology

Twistle by Health Catalyst™ patient engagement technology to meet the unique needs of MemorialCare’s pediatric cardiology patients and caregivers Salt Lake City, Utah – July 21, 2022, – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced a partnership with MemorialCare Miller Children’s […]

Changes to ICD-10-PCS Codes: CMS Updates Effective October 2022

Changes to the ICD-10-PCS codes for the fiscal year 2023 include 64 deleted codes, 331 new procedure codes, and no revisions. The updates, which take effect on October 1, 2022, bring the total of ICD-10-PCS codes to 78,496. Health system leaders can prepare for the new round of procedure codes by taking inventory of the areas and interventions impacted, including the following:

1. Medical and surgical.
2. Administrative.
3. Extracorporeal or systemic assistance and performance.
4. New technology.

CMS will publish these codes in the 2023 ICD-10-PCS codebook, but they’re available for review now within Vitalware® by Health Catalyst products.

Charge Capture Improvements Increase Revenue by $552K

Being paid appropriately is vital to success, and charge capture processes are critical to maintaining a health system’s financial well-being. Blessing Health System (Blessing) recognized its charge capture process wasn’t keeping pace and lacked the flexibility to adapt quickly—and as a result, revenue was lost. To improve financial performance, Blessing implemented the VitalIntegrity™ application to provide quick, fully customizable rules management, advanced reporting and analytics, and auditing processes. Utilizing the application, Blessing has improved revenue integrity and clinical documentation.

300 Case Studies – Highlighting Our Transformational Clients

As we’ve reflected on the achievement of our 300th customer-verified case study, we’ve taken note of the millions of tiny actions, small steps, quick check-ins, and scheduled meetings that have led us to this day. We would not be able to celebrate this milestone achievement without the trust and partnership of our valued customers, and […]

Health Catalyst, Carle Health Strengthen Partnership in Support of the Health System’s Financial Transformation Goals

Salt Lake City, Utah – July 12, 2022 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced that Carle Health (Carle) has selected Health Catalyst PowerCosting™ to power the health system’s financial transformation. “We are dedicated to creating the highest quality care […]

The Future of Healthcare: Our Promise to HIEs

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) are critical to the movement of patient data across systems and technical barriers — connecting payers, providers, and patients — making these exchanges the epicenter of many healthcare communities. Health Catalyst is committed to the long-term success of HIEs and will continue to invest in infrastructure, people, and processes to support healthcare community growth. Our position and action plan for connected communities and strong population health and value-based care initiatives include the following:

1. Our vision for HIE
2. The Health Catalyst roadmap and pathways to success
3. Our long-term commitment to HIE and HIE sustainability

Transparency in Coverage Public Access

Click the links below to view the Machine Readable Format (MRF) files for each insurance provider. Regence Select Health

The Top Four Examples of Quality Improvement in Healthcare

In order to thrive in an increasingly challenging healthcare environment, undertaking quality improvement projects is more important than ever for healthcare systems’ continued survival. However, health systems need to tackle the right projects at the right time to maximize the impact to their organization.

This article shares clinical, financial, and operational examples of quality improvement in healthcare that may help others as they tackle improvement projects. Some examples shared include:

• Pharmacist-led Medication Therapy Management (MTM) reduces total cost of care.
• Optimizing sepsis care improves early recognition and outcomes.
• Boosting readiness and change competencies successfully reduces clinical variation.
• Systematic, data-driven approach lowers length of stay (LOS) and improves care coordination.

Interview with Health Catalyst Senior Vice President Value Architect Leslie Falk

On June 15, 2022, Health Catalyst achieved a milestone as the total number of published customer case studies reached 300. Upon publishing the 300th case study, Health Catalyst recorded a total of $1.5 billion in validated measurable improvements. In addition to this quantified economic value, the achievement highlights other measurable improvements, such as the number […]

The Top Seven Healthcare Outcome Measures and Three Measurement Essentials

Healthcare outcomes improvement can’t happen without effective outcomes measurement. Given the healthcare industry’s administrative and regulatory complexities, and the fact that health systems measure and report on hundreds of outcomes annually, this article adds much-needed clarity by reviewing the top seven outcome measures, including definitions, important nuances, and real-life examples. The top seven categories of outcome measures are:

1. Mortality
2. Readmissions
3. Safety of care
4. Effectiveness of care
5. Patient experience
6. Timeliness of care
7. Efficient use of medical imaging

CMS used these seven outcome measures to calculate overall hospital quality and arrive at its 2018 hospital star ratings. This article also reiterates the importance of outcomes measurement, clarifies how outcome measures are defined and prioritized, and recommends three essentials for successful outcomes measurement.

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The 300th Case Study – How We Got Here

On June 15 Health Catalyst published its 300th customer case study, featuring WakeMed Health and Hospitals. In preparation for reaching number 300, we reviewed our vast case study library, reflecting on some of the incredible breakthroughs and milestones that have fueled healthcare transformation and empowered our customers to achieve their bold missions. Together, we’ve enabled […]

Health Catalyst Powers $1.5 Billion in Validated Measurable Improvements

300 Customer Case Studies Document Health Catalyst’s Efforts to Power Clinical, Operational, and Financial Improvements Salt Lake City, Utah – June 23, 2022 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced it has documented over 5.4 million lives positively impacted by […]

Our Mission Is Your Mission: Accomplished – The Top Customer Success Stories

Read the top customer success stories of data-informed improvement in the following areas: cost, revenue, clinical operation, and population health.

How Managing Chronic Conditions Is Streamlined with Digital Technology

Chronic conditions across the United States are prevalent and continue to rise. Managing one or more chronic diseases can be very challenging for patients who may be overwhelmed or confused about their care plan and may not have access to the resources they need. At the same time, care teams are overburdened, making it difficult to provide the support these patients require to stay as healthy as possible. A new approach to chronic condition management leverages technology to enable organizations to scale high-quality care, identify gaps in care, provide personalized support, and monitor patients on an ongoing basis. Such streamlined management will result in better outcomes, reduced costs, and more satisfied patients.

Health Catalyst Celebrates Best and Brightest Companies Honor

The National Association for Business Resources has named Health Catalyst one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation. The honor recognizes companies that have demonstrated exceptional and innovative human resource practices and set high standards for its business practices. “We’re honored to be recognized for our commitment to providing a […]

Holly Rimmasch Named to Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives List

Holly Rimmasch, Chief Clinical Officer, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Clinical Quality Analytics at Health Catalyst, has been named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. Modern Healthcare’s list honors individuals in healthcare who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be paving the way […]

Improved Patient Access and Increased Demand Contribute to Additional Revenue

WakeMed Health & Hospitals (WakeMed), a leading provider of health services in North Carolina, identified it could improve the consistency and ease of patient access, but it lacked the actionable data needed to make improvements. WakeMed elected to use its data and analytics platform to obtain the information required to analyze patient access and improve the patient experience. Utilizing its data and analytics platform and analytics applications, WakeMed can now visualize patient access data to draw more accurate and consistent conclusions and quickly identify performance changes.

Data-Driven Labor Management Delivers Financial and Operational Improvements

Managing and retaining a talented workforce represents approximately 60 percent of hospital costs. In a rapidly evolving healthcare environment, hospitals and health systems are under tremendous pressure to improve efficiency and reduce healthcare costs, making it critical to accurately monitor and adjust labor resources.

In an effort to improve staffing efficiency, Hawai‘i Pacific Health (HPH) sought to realign its staffing practices to better manage and predict its labor needs. Although the health system had a culture of flexing staffing to fit volume, it based staffing decisions on latent, retrospective data, resulting in less accurate planning than it desired. Utilizing its data platform, HPH was able to forecast its workforce needs and effectively manage staff schedules—two changes that led to significant cost savings.

New CPT Codes for 2022: This Year’s Need-to-Know Updates

Healthcare technology continues to evolve, often significantly impacting the delivery of care and therefore reporting and coverage for providers. In response, the American Medical Association (AMA) has developed CPT Category III codes to report emerging technology, services, procedures, and service paradigms. New Category III codes for 2022 take effect on July 1. While these codes don’t guarantee coverage for a particular procedure, providers must assign them as appropriate for accurate data collection. The AMA will publish the new codes in the 2023 CPT codebook, but healthcare leaders can access them now within Vitalware® by Health Catalyst products.

Data-Informed MIPS Improvement Efforts Drive Improved Quality Scores and Increased Revenue

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) uses the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) to incentivize healthcare organizations with payments to provide excellent care. Baptist Health Care was challenged to identify opportunities to improve its MIPS scores due to the limited control of the MIPS monitoring and reporting tool it used. Baptist needed actionable, high-value data and analytics that would allow it to accelerate MIPS performance and receive incentive payments. By implementing the Health Catalyst MeasureAble™ application, Baptist was able to accurately calculate performance and improve the organization’s MIPS scores.

Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) 2022 Physician-Computer Connection Symposium

Will you be in Ojai for AMDIS? Join CMOs, CMIOs, CIOs, Healthcare Executives, Clinicians, and Nurses at this premier medical informatics event. National experts will gather to present their views on the latest issues and advances in the direct physician use of healthcare information systems and technologies in an interactive format June 14 though 17. Make […]

RISE Value-Based Contracting Summit

Learn about the Health Catalyst Population Health Suite™ Stop by the Health Catalyst Population Health Suite™  booth at the RISE Value-Based Contracting Summit to learn more about how we support risk bearing entities to work together to success in population health. Our healthcare-exclusive technology combined with our subject matter experts help payers and providers come together […]

Healthcare Data Analytics: Data and the Democratization of Healthcare

As information once held closely by providers becomes available to health plans, employers, and consumers, old hierarchies are disintegrating. “The democratization of health care,” as the National Academy of Medicine has labeled it, brings with it new roles and rules that challenge health systems to successfully combine high-tech analytics with sophisticated high-touch outreach. As complex clinical care information spreads outside conventional professional channels, it will disrupt traditional roles of providers, payers, patients, and others. To thrive in this new environment, provides will need to understand how roles and interactions are evolving and how new kinds of rules will govern them. To do this, analytics that allow sophisticated measurement and management will be key to surviving and prospering in an era of artificial intelligence and distributed data.

DIA 2022 Global Annual Meeting

Visit Health Catalyst at the DIA 2022 Global Annual Meeting The DIA 2022 Global Annual Meeting brings industry, regulators, academics, and patients together to co-create, problem-solve, and discuss global and local challenges facing professionals in the life sciences community.  Stop by the Health Catalyst booth #2504 between June 20 – 22 to learn how to […]

RISE Value-Based Contracting Summit

Stop by the Health Catalyst Population Health Suite™  booth at the RISE Value-Based Contracting Summit to learn more about how we support risk bearing entities to work together to success in population health. Our healthcare-exclusive technology combined with our subject matter experts help payers and providers come together to optimize financial, operational, and quality improvement in […]

Twistle Advances MemorialCare’s Efforts to Provide World-Class Care to Women

National Women’s Health Month seeks to encourage women and girls to make their health a priority. As the month aims to inspire more engagement among women, we’re highlighting one hospital system whose forward-thinking approach to women’s health is driving health outcomes, improving care quality, and earning national recognition. MemorialCare, a national leader in value-based care and […]

Becoming A Change Agent in Healthcare: The Key to Meaningful Improvement

Facing constant change and dwindling profit margins, healthcare organizations consistently rely on financial management in response to market changes. While a financial focus is crucial for survival, healthcare leaders should realize the power of clinicians as change agents in driving meaningful clinical improvement and curbing rising costs. Providers’ dedication to delivering first-class care and eagerness to continually discover the most effective care delivery methods—powered by analytic insight—is the foundation of clinical improvement. This powerful combination of clinical passion and relevant data is key to successfully surviving and thriving in an ever-changing industry, in which financial rewards depend on patient outcomes.

Improved Care Transitions Reduces Readmissions Saving $3.2M Annually

Allina Health had previously realized significant reductions in readmissions, but it desired to uncover additional ways to further reduce readmissions. The organization leveraged its data and analytics platform to effectively identify the factors influencing care transitions to determine specific improvement opportunities and evaluate the impact of interventions on outcomes.

Notes from the Field – 7 Questions with Director of Clinical Operations for Tava Health Dr. Tasha Jackson

“Notes from the Field” is a special newsroom feature, highlighting industry professionals working to transform healthcare. In this edition, we spoke with Director of Clinical Operations for Tava Health Tasha Jackson, PhD, LPC, CEAP 1. Tell us about your role Director of Clinical Operations for Tava Health? I’ve been the Director of Clinical Operations at […]

The Promise of Analytics and AI in Achieving Improved Healthcare Outcomes

Analytics and augmented intelligence (AI) offer a scalable promise to healthcare: It is possible to reduce health disparities, reduce waste, and improve patient safety, where one project’s success can springboard additional massive systemwide healthcare improvements. On May 12, Farhana Nakhooda, SVP of Healthcare & Life Sciences, Asia Pacific, at Health Catalyst, spoke on this very […]

Clinical Trials Day 2022: Celebrating Research Professionals Around the World

Clinical Trials Day, celebrated every year on May 20, recognizes the clinical research professionals who work tirelessly to improve public health and provide new treatment options to patients.

The 150 ‘Best Places to Work’ in Health Care, according to Modern Healthcare (Advisory Board)

Modern Healthcare released its unranked list of the “Best Places to Work” in health care for 2022, recognizing 35 Advisory Board members who have empowered their employees to provide “the best possible care, products and services” to patients and customers.

Real-World Benefits of Machine Learning in Healthcare

Machine learning (ML) can deliver critical insight to clinicians at the point of decision making and replace manual processes, such as reviewing a patient’s lab history. However, many clinicians don’t reap these ML benefits due to a lack of understanding and data infrastructure. To maximize the many advantages ML can bring to the bedside, organizations need to educate team members about ML and then invest in data infrastructure that supports ML capabilities. A transparent explanation of benefits can garner support and understanding that ML augments—not replaces—clinicians. With this increased understanding, leaders see the value of data integration infrastructure. A robust data platform allows organizations to aggregate data from multiple sources, ensuring ML algorithms deliver accurate insight based on comprehensive patient data.

Remote Monitoring and Digital Patient Engagement Improves Blood Pressure Control

Family Doctors and Ashley Clinic utilized remote monitoring and digital patient engagement software to better support patients with high blood pressure. These improvements have meaningfully impacted the diagnosis and management of high blood pressure for its patients.

Meet the 2022 30 Women to Watch (Utah Business)

Sadiqa Mahmood, General Manager and SVP of Life Sciences at Health Catalyst, earned a spot on Utah Business Magazine’s 30 Women to Watch list. The list shares the movers and shakers that are starting, managing, growing, or otherwise furthering the work of their companies and making Utah’s future brighter by making it more female. Congratulations […]

Health Catalyst Recognized for Efforts to Promote Women’s Leadership in the Boardroom

50/50 Women on Boards™, a global advocacy campaign for championing women on boards, has commended Health Catalyst for its efforts to achieve gender balance and diversity on its corporate board of directors. Health Catalyst has been designated a “3+” company in the 50/50 Women on Boards Gender Diversity Directory™ for having three or more women […]

HFMA Annual Conference 2022

Visit Vitalware® by Health Catalyst at Booth #414 Stop by the Vitalware by Health Catalyst booth #414 to learn more about how our Financial Empowerment solutions can strengthen your mid-revenue cycle and provide powerful business decision support. Our healthcare-exclusive technology combined with our subject matter experts help healthcare organizations achieve meaningful financial results.   We focus […]

Health Catalyst and RAI Digital Partner to Expand the Reach of Data-Informed Healthcare in the Middle East

Salt Lake City, Utah – May 12, 2022, – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced a strategic partnership with RAI Digital, a multinational consulting firm that works to provide world-class technology solutions to address regional concerns that impact or impede […]

HFMA Annual Conference 2022

Stop by the Vitalware by Health Catalyst booth #414 to learn more about how our Financial Empowerment solutions can strengthen your mid-revenue cycle and provide powerful business decision support. Our healthcare-exclusive technology combined with our subject matter experts help healthcare organizations achieve meaningful financial results. 

Surviving Value-Based Purchasing in Healthcare: Connecting Your Clinical and Financial Data for the Best ROI

With the healthcare industry move towards value-based payment (VBP), financial executives must navigate a shift away from volume and embrace quality care as a key driver of financial health—particularly as accountable care, quality measures, shared savings, and bundled payments gain traction. To meet this ongoing quality-cost challenge, health systems must understand their progress in clinical quality measures and costs of delivering care, as clinical quality is an increasingly significant predictor of financial outcomes. While the traditional fee-for-service environment emphasized volume, today’s VBP paradigm puts quality ahead of older metrics.

Health Catalyst Acquires ARMUS; Bolsters Clinical Quality Offering and Outsourced Services

Salt Lake City, Utah – May 11, 2022 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced that it has acquired ARMUS Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based clinical registry development and data management technology company. ARMUS provides data abstraction, data validation, data […]

Health Catalyst Earns Spot on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of Best Workplaces

For the sixth year in a row, Health Catalyst has been named to Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces list. The annual list is the result of a comprehensive measurement of American companies that have excelled in creating exceptional workplaces and company culture, whether operating in a physical or virtual facility. After collecting data from thousands of […]

Increasing Centralized Capacity for Prescription Renewal Requests

Martin’s Point Health Care desired to expand its centralized workflow for prescription renewal requests, but it could not do so without hiring additional staff. The organization utilized the Health Catalyst Embedded Refills application to process prescription renewal requests more safely and effectively, decreasing turnaround time and improving patient safety.

Queen’s Medical Center and Health Catalyst Recognized by KLAS Points of Light 2022 Award

KLAS’s Payer/Provider research aims to help reduce friction by facilitating trust, collaboration, and alignment between payers, providers, and HIT vendors. Health Catalyst is honored to receive one of the few Points of Light awards for our collaborative work with The Queen’s Health System. Together, we worked on an innovative care management program used to cut costs and transform the […]

ASCO 2022 Annual Meeting

Visit Health Catalyst at Booth #IH19 Join more than 40,000 oncology professionals from around the world at the 2022 ASCO Annual Meeting. Stay up to date on new clinical cancer advances in every area of cancer research, gain real-time insights from world-renown faculty, and connect with one of the largest, most diverse audiences in global […]

How Proactive Patient Communication Solves Medication Non-Adherence

Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Coop, MD, once said, “Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.” Yet, patient adherence to prescribed medication tends to fall short of optimal. For example, according to the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention, patients don’t fill approximately 20 to 30 percent of prescriptions. The consequences for medication non-adherence can include poor quality of life, physical limitations, hospitalization, or worse, making patient compliance an integral part of quality healthcare delivery. Providers aiming to keep patients on track with their medications can look to patient engagement technology to proactively communicate critical education about therapies and the risks of non-compliance as well avoid common barriers to adherence.

HFMA Region 6 Conference

Visit Health Catalyst at Booth #6 Will you be at the HFMA Region 6 conference in Sandusky, Ohio? Join us and your peers in the local healthcare financial management community from the Ohio and the Michigan Great Lakes area on May 18–20, 2022.  Make sure to stop by the Health Catalyst booth #6 in the exhibit […]

HFMA Region 6 Conference

Join us and your peers in the local healthcare financial management community from the Ohio and the Michigan Great Lakes area on May 18–20, 2022. Make sure to stop by the Health Catalyst booth #6 in the exhibit hall to learn more about our Best in KLAS CDM management solution! 

Simplifying Recovery from Total Joint Replacement with Digital Care

After receiving consistent feedback from patients that they had inadequate expectations for recovery after joint surgeries, Providence’s Southern California region utilized a digital platform to automate patient support—ensuring patients understood the recovery process, what to anticipate regarding pain after joint surgeries, and how to manage it.

Patient Engagement

Utilize patient engagement software that guides and engages patients throughout all phases of the patient journey. From clinical trials through commercialization, Twistle automates HIPAA-compliant text messages that keep patients on-track and supported throughout their care journey.

Improving Patient Safety and Quality: What Healthcare Can Learn from the Airline and Nuclear Industries

Even though medication-associated errors affect over 7 million patients and cost more than $40 billion each year, healthcare often falls short when it comes to prioritizing patient safety. For example, in October 2021, a draft of the Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Plan FY 2022–2026 didn’t include reducing preventable harm as part of its mission to improve the quality of care. Meanwhile, other complex and adaptive industries, such as aviation and nuclear, give top precedence to safety oversight and compliance. To catch up to other sectors and actively pursue patient safety improvement, healthcare needs a straightforward framework for integrating patient safety across the continuum of care—an approach involving culture, clinical analytics, and frontline adoption of best practices.

DIA 2022 Global Annual Meeting

Will you be at DIA 2022? Stop by the Health Catalyst booth #2504 to learn how to expedite research timelines, optimize research design, and improve patient outcomes through access to a new source of research-grade data, rapid cohort creation, automated patient engagement, and augmented intelligence.

ASCO 2022 Annual Meeting

Are you attending the ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL? Stop by the Health Catalyst booth #IH19 to learn more about how Health Catalyst is working with the industry expedite research timelines, optimize research design and improve patient outcomes.

Health Catalyst Celebrates Patient Experience Week

Patient Experience Week (PX Week), April 25-29, is a week-long celebration of the achievements, efforts, and lessons that have advanced the patient experience. The annual event, established by The Beryl Institute, a global community of healthcare professionals and experience champions committed to transforming the human experience in healthcare, also recognizes the incredible contributions of dedicated […]

Notes from the Field – 7 Questions with Vineeth Yeddula, CEO at KPI Ninja

“Notes from the Field” is a special newsroom feature, highlighting industry professionals working to transform healthcare. In this edition, we spoke with Vineeth Yeddula, CEO at KPI Ninja. 1. Tell us about your role as the CEO of KPI Ninja? I started the company with two friends, Naren Parimi and Vijay Musunuru, CTO and CPO […]

Four Characteristics of High-Value Healthcare Analytics Products

Advanced data and analytics are a good foundation for developing highly effective products for healthcare, but they’re not enough. Anne Marie Bickmore, Chief Product Officer at Health Catalyst, explains that building a product portfolio is more than a list of offerings—it starts with an immovable foundation of high-quality data and analytics. Bickmore describes four specific guidelines organizations can follow to create better products that drive sustainable improvement:

1. Build products on a strong data foundation.
2. Mind the changing healthcare landscape with a strong data foundation.
3. Take a patient-centric approach.
4. Consider a clinical perspective.

Clinical Operations Strategy Meeting 2022

Join Health Catalyst at the one-day Clinical Operations Strategy Meeting, where life sciences industry leaders will explore the strategies, innovations and best practice responses currently implemented by pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Consider the current legacy of the post-covid pandemic as well as increasing competition in the life sciences sector. This is one event you do […]

Health Catalyst’s Earth Week Digital Clean-Up

For many years Health Catalyst has been committed to educating the healthcare industry on the impact healthcare waste has on hospitals’ and health systems’ ability to achieve their clinical, operational, and financial goals. Healthcare generates an estimated $1 trillion in waste each year, including supply costs, unnecessary tests, and surgeries that aren’t clinically indicated by […]

Transplanting a New Vibe (Utah Construction & Design)

Founded in 2008, Health Catalyst has identified a critical need in the healthcare industry: what to do with all that data. The company has sought after and found rich veins of data—like hospitality and bedside manner, socioeconomic status of patients, and operating costs among others. Now, the company helps clients work through ventricles of algorithms […]

Expedite Research Timelines, Optimize Research Design, and Improve Patient Outcomes Using a New Source of Research-Grade Data

Health Catalyst is committed to supporting life sciences organizations in expediting research timelines, optimizing research design, and improving patient outcomes through access to a new source of research-grade data, rapid cohort creation, automated patient engagement, and augmented intelligence. 

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World Health Day

Every year on April 7, World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls global attention to an urgent health issue impacting our communities. WHO is the United Nations agency responsible for “connecting nations, partners and people to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.”    According to the organization, more than […]

No Going Back: Seven Trends Have Changed the Life Sciences Industry Forever

The unforeseen pandemic changed many industries, but according to Sadiqa Mahmood, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Life Sciences Business at Health Catalyst, COVID-19 had a particularly notable effect on the life sciences industry. With the surge in digital solutions, pharmaceutical process changes, and accelerated innovation, the life sciences are experiencing never-before-seen changes. Mahmood suggests that these pandemic-fueled transformations ignited seven positive trends within life sciences that will impact the healthcare industry, pharmaceutical companies, medical technology providers, and health systems:

1. Building partnerships.
2. Accelerating digitization.
3. Shortening vaccine development timeline.
4. Expanding the use of real-world data.
5. Scaling cloud platforms and securing data.
6. Improving supply chain.
7. Focusing on health equity.

Digital Patient Engagement: Best Practices to Drive an Optimal Patient Experience and Outcomes

As healthcare increasingly digitizes, organizations must prioritize the patient experience to create a seamless digital health journey. Drivers of patient experience range from the use of empathy in outreach to the technology that delivers information to a patient. Engagement software and strategies optimize patient activation when they follow the following best practices:

1. Simplify communication channels.
2. Consider the timing of communication.
3. Optimize content.
4. Determine the cadence.
5. Consider the tone.
6. Leverage data to make improvements.

Health Catalyst Named to the Women Tech Council’s Shatter List for Fifth Year

The Women Tech Council has named Health Catalyst to the 2022 Shatter List. This is the fifth year in a row that the company has earned a spot on the Women Tech Council’s list of technology companies with active programs that are leading and accelerating progress towards breaking the glass ceiling for women in the […]

American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) 2022 Annual Conference

Visit Health Catalyst at Booth #408 Will you be at AONL 2022? Join the nursing leadership community at for an inspiring, collective look at the possibilities of tomorrow. Make sure to stop by the Health Catalyst booth #408 in the exhibit hall to learn how you can take the mystery out of care variation! Speaker […]

How Freeing Your Data Drives Better Outcomes

Healthcare organizations across the globe have one thing in common—the desire to leverage data to improve outcomes. However, achieving this goal isn’t as easy as it sounds, according to, Jeff Selander, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Expansion Business at Health Catalyst. Selander says to effectively leverage data to drive systemwide improvements, organizations must democratize—or free—their data. Data democratization starts with a digital infrastructure that can support robust digital needs, such as electronic patient records and efficient patient data distribution. Once the infrastructure is in place, systems must connect digital patient records to other source systems (e.g., patient safety ancillary systems and pharmacy) for a complete picture of a patient’s health. Keeping these steps in mind, health systems are now ready to drive the greatest results for the greatest amount of people.

How Improved UX Enhances Patient Safety

In the beginning of 2022, Health Catalyst Chief Product Officer Anne Marie Bickmore marked this year “the year of the user.” To facilitate outcome improvements in line with the user’s frame of mind, the Health Catalyst User Experience Team is focusing on the care journey from a medical staff member’s perspective, seeking to understand the […]

2022 Healthcare Trends: 6 Defining Areas

After a turbulent 2020 and a 2021 the New York Times summed up as “languishing,” healthcare leaders are determined to pursue positive change in 2022. The pandemic still looms large, but health systems will also focus on other prominent performance drivers, following the lead of top performers in other industries that stress long-range tactics and prioritize consumers and data-driven decision making. With these strategies in place, trends in the following six areas will determine organizational success in 2022 and have a lasting impact on providers and patients:

1. Health equity.
2. Patient safety.
3. Staffing.
4. Care delivery.
5. COVID-19 recovery.
6. Payment and payers.

Leverage Augmented Intelligence to Unlock Insights

Health Catalyst HIMSS Presentation Download the slide deck from our Industry Solutions session at HIMSS to see how you can take augmented intelligence to the next level, improving both patient care and business results. Healthcare.AI Datasheet Learn how Healthcare.AI empowers your team by integrating augmented intelligence into your existing business intelligence tools and unlocking higher-quality […]

Health Catalyst Surges in KLAS Ratings for Healthcare AI

Newly published KLAS ratings for Healthcare.AI by Health Catalyst demonstrate the company’s commitment to transforming data into measurable value. Healthcare.AI differentiates Health Catalyst’s analytics, just one of ten building blocks in the healthcare data value chain. And Health Catalyst is the only company exclusively focused on healthcare that provides solutions proven to optimize the complete […]

Health Catalyst, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Team Up to Achieve Sustainable Clinical Improvements

Salt Lake City, Utah – March 10, 2022 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to health care organizations, today announced an expansive, multi-year strategic partnership with Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH), a private, not-for-profit community healthcare system serving a 17-county region in North Florida and South Georgia. Together, Health Catalyst and TMH will […]

Analytics Improves COVID-19 Workforce Management

Allina Health needed to ensure it had adequate staffing to meet patient needs while also managing the safety and availability of its workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization leveraged the Health Catalyst® Data Operating System (DOS™) platform, IDEA™, and COVID-19 dashboard to capture, monitor, and report critical staffing and employee health data.

Five Solutions to Widespread Self-Service Analytics Concerns

As data becomes more widely available, healthcare organizations are turning to self-service analytics to empower team members to make data-informed decisions. Rather than waiting for manual reports from analytics teams, self-service analytics allows individual team members to perform queries, run reports, and dive into the data details on their own. However, this broader distribution of data also presents concerns, such as deciding who will oversee the data, who can access which data, and how to best deliver the data to end users. Leaders can address these concerns and reap the benefits of self-service analytics by focusing on answers to five common hesitations:

1. Invest in advance data platforms to standardize data.
2. Teach analytics best practices and data literacy.
3. Leverage tools to take data beyond historical analytics.
4. Shift the analytics teams’ mindset.
5. Follow data security procedures and policies.

American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) 2022 Annual Conference

Will you be at AONL 2022? Join the nursing leadership community at for an inspiring, collective look at the possibilities of tomorrow. Make sure to stop by the Health Catalyst booth #408 in the exhibit hall to learn how you can take the mystery out of care variation!

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting Conference & Exhibition

Are you headed to AAOS 2022 in Chicago, IL? Be sure to stop by the Health Catalyst Booth 4275 – March 23 – 25, 2022 to learn how your organization can leverage data and patient engagement technology to improve your patients’ health.

Three Strategies to Accelerate Digital Healthcare in the Asia-Pacific Region

A growing interest in data, analytics, and digitizing healthcare among organizations in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region also brings challenges. According to Farhana Nakhooda, Senior Vice President at Health Catalyst and longstanding healthcare expert in APAC, health systems in this part of the world face many obstacles that complicate the transition to digital healthcare, including strained financial assets, sufficient clinicians, and disparities based on rural and urban areas. However challenging these barriers might be, Nakhooda provides three strategies that systems in APAC and beyond can leverage to accelerate their digital healthcare journey:

1. Promote data and analytics literacy.
2. Implement a data governance structure.
3. Invest in data protection and security.

Digital Care Technology Enables COVID-19 Care at Scale

Leaders at this large healthcare system identified the need for robust telehealth-based efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Using Twistle® by Health Catalyst®, a patient engagement platform, the health system rapidly expanded care capacity to meet increasing demand, continue providing necessary primary and preventative care, and keep its workforce safe.

Data Is the Key to Handling Future Variants

Throughout the pandemic, it’s been extremely difficult for people seeking reassurance, information, or care to navigate the ever-changing restrictions and guidelines around testing, isolation and treatment. Omicron has created an extremely challenging situation at a time when healthcare demand already outstrips capacity, with overburdened nurses, staff shortages and a lack of beds. The more-infectious variant […]

Health Catalyst to Acquire KPI Ninja for Undisclosed Sum (Healthcare IT News)

By Kat Jercich | Feb. 23, 2022 Health Catalyst, a Utah-based healthcare data and analytics company, announced this week that it intends to acquire the interoperability and population health vendor KPI Ninja. The deal, said the companies in a statement, is intended to increase speed and cost efficiency for customers seeking data-driven insights. “Both Health Catalyst […]

Notes from the Field – 7 Questions with Vivian Anugwom, Director of Health Equity at Allina

“Notes from the Field” is a special newsroom feature, highlighting industry professionals working to transform healthcare. In this edition, we spoke with Vivian Anugwom, Director of Health Equity at Allina Health.  Q: Tell us about your role as the Director of Health Equity at Allina Health?I recently went from being the Health Equity Manager to the […]

Patient Engagement Executive Handbook – Healthcare Innovation

Healthcare leaders are finding now more than ever that engaging patients will be the key to retaining them in a healthcare environment in which choice will be a determining factor in market success. The Patient Engagement Executive Handbook from Healthcare Innovation is the definitive paper on all things patient engagement and will serve as the leading resource for healthcare executives to turn to for guidance along their journey of engaging patients.

Analytics Improves Management of Workforce COVID-19 Immunization Registry

Allina Health needed to track and manage COVID-19 immunization for its workforce. The organization leveraged the Health Catalyst® Data Operating System (DOS™) platform and a robust suite of analytics applications to develop a COVID-19 immunization registry, enabling access to COVID-19 immunization data for its entire workforce.

Temple University Health System Selects Health Catalyst’s Data Platform to Help Strengthen Financial Performance and Optimize Value-Based Care

Salt Lake City, Utah – February 23, 2022, – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced an engagement with Temple University Health System, a major Philadelphia-based academic health system recognized for its work driving medical advances through clinical innovation, pioneering research […]

Health Catalyst Listed as One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources (WSJ)

Health Catalyst is listed among the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation in the Wall Street Journal. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® program recognizes companies that deliver exceptional human resource practices and an impressive commitment to their employees. The program is presented throughout the United States by the […]

Health Catalyst Announces Intent to Acquire KPI Ninja

KPI Ninja to Bolster Health Catalyst’s Data Platform Capabilities, Maximize Functionality of Analytics Applications, and Speed-up Time-to-Value Salt Lake City, Utah – February 22, 2022 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement […]

Better Clinical Decision Support for COVID-19: Identifying Patients at Highest-Risk

Estimates place the in-hospital mortality for patients with COVID-19 between 15 and 25 percent, making early identification of individuals at high risk an imperative. Clinicians need reliable tools to identify individuals at the highest risk of severe deterioration. Risk-scoring tools exist for common acute conditions (such as septic, hypovolemic, or cardiogenic shock), but these methods don’t focus on COVID-19’s primary clinical impact—respiratory function. As a result, patients experiencing severe symptoms of COVID-19 may appear stable according to vital signs, such as heart rate and blood pressure, when they’re in fact critically ill. A more evolved approach to COVID-19 risk scoring focuses hypoxemia, or a below-normal blood oxygen level.

4X Faster Migration of Data Visualization Improves Analytics Effectiveness and Reduces Costs

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport (Memorial) needed a partner to help decommission its legacy visualization platform and migrate its data visualizations to a new platform. The organization partnered with Health Catalyst’s Visualization Migration Services, successfully migrating to a more modern data visualization tool in just three months.

Think Like a Newcomer: How Finance Teams Can Shift Strategies to Stay Competitive (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Health systems are sitting on troves of data that often languish unused in silos, but this data can supercharge an organization’s ability to compete with nimble new competitors. During a featured session sponsored by Health Catalyst at Becker’s Annual Health IT + RCM Virtual Event, Adam Ziegel, Senior Director of Product Management Operations at Health […]

2022 Healthcare Reimbursement Changes Reinstating Significant Inpatient Coverage

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has long published a list of procedures that—for safety reasons—providers could only perform and receive reimbursement for in the hospital inpatient setting (the Inpatient-Only (IPO) list). However, in 2020, CMS announced a plan to phaseout the IPO list, which would have removed the inpatient requirement for certain services. More recently, a CMS ruling reversed the 2020 phaseout, thereby reinstating the IPO list. Many stakeholders consider the reversal of the phaseout a benefit to patients, providers, and hospitals in terms of improved patient safety, increased reimbursement, reduced physician burden, and more.

VitalCDM™ Ranked #1 in KLAS Revenue Cycle, Chargemaster Management Category for Fourth Year in a Row

VitalCDM, the award-winning hospital chargemaster solution by Vitalware by Health Catalyst, has earned the top spot in the Revenue Cycle – Chargemaster Management category of the 2022 Best in KLAS Awards. This is the fourth year in a row that Vitalware’s VitalCDM was recognized as the top performing chargeback management tool by KLAS. “We are […]

HFMA Gulf Coast Winter Conference

Health Catalyst VP, Financial Empowerment, Mike Andrews, has been invited to speak at the HFMA Gulf Coast Winter Conference on Thursday, February 24 at 2:30 PM CT. We hope you’ll join his session, “Activity Based Costing: It is Here, It’s Real!” as he explores the meaningful ways that your organization can elevate its financial analysis […]

Becker’s Health IT + Revenue Cycle Management Virtual Event

Are you virtually attending the Becker’s Health IT + Revenue Cycle Management Virtual Event? Join RCM + Health IT leaders and unpack how healthcare’s digital transformation is transforming the revenue cycle. Adam Ziegel, Senior Director of Product Management at Health Catalyst will be presenting “Act Like a Business: Incorporating and Elevating Revenue Cycle and Cost […]

Digital Reset (BioSpectrum Asia)

“We must continue to innovate, but in ways that we have not necessarily considered. For example, pre-COVID-19, the demand for machine learning & AI were too often seen as the most impactful technologies for improving healthcare. However, these concepts need to be relegated to where they belong, as they are tools, a means to an […]

How Augmented Intelligence Drives Data Insights (Healthcare IT News)

Over the past few years, the healthcare industry has made a strong case for the use of artificial intelligence to augment clinical decision-making to improve patient outcomes. Yet, Jason Jones, Chief Analytics and Data Science Officer at Health Catalyst, said these algorithms can also help organizational leadership make better strategic business decisions.

Successfully Operationalizing Population Health (Healthcare IT News)

Population health has been a healthcare industry buzzword for over ten years now and organizations have sought to try to transform their structure and organization to achieve the promise of population health. While some have been successful, others have not. Jonas Varnum, Vice President of Population Health at Health Catalyst, discusses how to successfully operationalize population […]

How Risk-Bearing Entities Work Together to Succeed at Population Health

Integrating healthcare delivery between risk-bearing entities, such as providers and insurers, is, on the surface, an important step towards population health management and value-based goals. However, even vertically integrated units tend to function separately around patient care. As a result, patients are spread thin between receiving care, navigating insurance, and more—a situation that degrades the patient experience, thwarts optimal outcomes, and interferes with value-based goals. However, some organizations are bridging the gap between healthcare entities to improve quality and decrease costs of caring for at-risk patient populations through a sustainable, collaborative population health model. By joining forces and using analytics to drive decisions and scale programs, truly integrated risk-bearing entities put patients at the center of care, meeting their healthcare needs in a more efficient, cost-effective way.

Charge Capture Analytics Enables $7.8M Revenue Increase

Up to one percent of net charges in the healthcare industry are lost because of ineffective charge capture. To collect revenue for the services it rendered, this integrated health system sought to improve its charge capture performance. The organization recognized that it needed to update its technology to help it detect inefficiencies and lost revenue from poor charge capture. By implementing VitalIntegrity™, the health system improved its charge capture accuracy.

How to Accelerate Clinical Improvement Using Four Domains of Clinical Analytics

As health systems increase their focus on improving clinical performance, they rely on clinical analytics from different sources to identify opportunities for improvement. Although the process of aggregating, organizing, and deriving analytic insight from data is complex, Holly Rimmasch, Chief Clinical Officer, SVP, and General Manager of Clinical Quality Analytics at Health Catalyst, explains why it’s critical for health systems’ survival. She also takes a deep dive into the following four domains of clinical analytics, showing how healthcare organizations can take their data farther and scale long-lasting clinical improvements:

1. Data acquisition.

2. Clinical analytics usage.

3. Unrealized opportunities of clinical analytics.

4. Patient engagement.

Data-Informed Population Health Reduces PMPM

The success of accountable care organizations (ACOs) depends on performance, which can make profitability unpredictable. Deep insight into the right data that supports the delivery of effective care management is vital for ACOs to prosper. MemorialCare needed a way to better access the numerous inputs of data so it could increase its capacity to utilize data for continuous improvement. By leveraging its analytics platform to help support the delivery of care management and prioritize resources, MemorialCare has enhanced its performance, resulting in improved patient outcomes and cost savings.

Health Catalyst Leaders Share 2022 Predictions

It’s safe to say that healthcare will never be the same. The lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic have shaped every facet of the healthcare industry – from telemedicine to labor management, drug development to primary care. Over the past two years, the healthcare industry has grown and changed in ways we can’t yet comprehend. As […]

Why Patient Engagement is Critical for Chronic Disease Management

According to the CDC, six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease such as heart disease, hypertension, or diabetes. Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America, and they are also a leading driver of healthcare costs.   Effective management of a chronic condition requires ongoing education, emotional support, encouragement, and coaching. These long-term conditions are better managed and even improved when patients change their behavior […]

Improving Patient Use of At-Home Testing and Medical Device Management

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the explosion of new devices and technologies that enable the delivery of care to the home and they have the potential to improve patient lives and outcomes. While medical devices, diagnostics, and remote patient monitoring tools can significantly increase quality of life, improve health outcomes, and reduce the burden on the healthcare system, they also bring challenges for patients that must be addressed to […]

Preventing Breast Cancer Requires a New Approach to Screening and Detection

Early detection of breast cancer is a key factor in successful treatment and optimal clinical outcomes, yet many patients do not receive preventive care according to medical guidance. Patients who neglect regular medical care may not realize they are overdue for breast cancer screening, and providers lack the time or resources to do more than […]

Patient-Reported Outcomes Improve Adherence and Symptom Management for Cancer Patients

Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are becoming an important measure of high-quality healthcare. They are a competitive differentiator for patients who are evaluating providers based on patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. PROs also help organizations identify improvement opportunities and to succeed in value-based care arrangements. The Impact of PROs in Cancer Care Researchers are now beginning to […]

The Tate Chronicles: Thomas Elbert, SVP & General Manager of Data at Health Catalyst (HealthcareNOW Radio Podcast Network)

Host Jim Tate talks to Thomas Elbert, SVP & General Manager of Data at Health Catalyst. Tune in as he provides a deep insight into the effects of new healthcare data sources and appropriate management strategies for 2022.

Don’t Negotiate Your Next Payer Contract Without These Three Phrases

Reimbursements are a significant source of revenue for health systems. Yet, many organizations don’t receive the full reimbursement for a service rendered, even when the payer and provider have agreed on a rate. Unfortunately, keeping up with payer policy changes is difficult and most healthcare organizations don’t have a payer expert who regularly analyzes payer contracts. To protect themselves from surprise policy changes that lead to lost revenue, organizations should include three key phrases in their current and existing payer contracts:

1. “We’re not bound by payer policies unless agreed to in writing by both parties.”

2. “Once authorization is approved for a service, it cannot be subsequently denied.”

3. “Any code not in this contract will be reimbursed at a percent of charge.”

Digital Healthcare’s Personalized, Data-Driven Future (Healthcare IT News)

In summer 2021, patient engagement technology company, Twistle, joined forces with healthcare data and analytics company, Health Catalyst. Matt Revis, Chief Operating Officer of Twistle by Health Catalyst, joins the HIMSSCast podcast to touch on the opportunity for data-driven patient engagement to advance care and the relevance of telehealth post-pandemic. Revis will also discuss how […]

Asia Healthcare Analytics Summit 2022

We’re excited to announce that Health Catalyst’s own Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, Farhana Nakhooda, will be speaking at the upcoming Asia Healthcare Analytics Summit 2022. This two-day event will look at how COVID-19 has made digitization imperative in healthcare, with a particular focus on the role of AI and data analytics.

Data Drives Effective Population Health

As healthcare organizations must continually deliver value-centric care for the populations they serve, effective population health becomes increasingly important. According to Jonas Varnum, Vice President of Population Health Strategic Services at Health Catalyst, healthcare organizations must rely on data for success in population health, risk-based contracts, and value-based care. In this episode of the Health […]

How Augmented Intelligence Drives Data Insights (Healthcare IT News)

Over the past few years, the healthcare industry has made a strong case for the use of artificial intelligence to augment clinical decision-making to improve patient outcomes.1 Yet, Jason Jones, Chief Analytics and Data Science Officer at Health Catalyst, said these algorithms can also help organizational leadership make better strategic business decisions.

Population Health—Now and in the Future

How can health systems achieve population health success and deliver better care to the populations they serve? Join Jonas Varnum, Vice President of Population Health Strategic Services explains the healthcare’s common pursuit of delivering better population health, the common challenges associated with value-based care, and how organizations can leverage data to understand the status of […]

An Analytics Foundation Proves Critical for Effective Healthcare Products

In this episode of Owning the Future of Healthcare, a Health Catalyst podcast, listeners and viewers learn the basics of building data and analytics products that healthcare organizations can leverage in a practical clinical or business setting. Anne Marie Bickmore, Chief Product Officer at Health Catalyst, explains the misconceptions of product development—especially in an ever-evolving […]

HIMSS22 Global Health Conference & Exhibition

Are you headed to HIMSS22 in Orlando, Florida? Be sure to stop by the Health Catalyst booth–#747–and the Twistle by Health Catalyst kiosk–#5076-04. We’re thrilled to be attending the event in-personand would love to to discuss how our offerings can help your organization climb out of the data void and pursue innovation. If you’re interested […]

Closing Care Gaps at the Point-of-Care Yields 4X Value Realization

Primary care providers (PCPs) spend nearly six hours each day interacting with the EHR. Community Health Network (CHNw) was committed to ensuring patients received appropriate primary and preventative care, but burdensome documentation processes in the EHR made it difficult to improve performance and close care gaps. The organization leveraged its data platform and analytics applications to make care gaps visible to providers within their workflow, decrease the administrative burden on care teams, and improve value-based care. CHNw can now easily track and measure performance and reporting requirements.

Playing to Win in 2022 in Healthcare Finance: How to Tackle Lower Volumes, Higher Costs, and Big Competition

Regardless of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and how long it takes risk levels to fall into less threatening ranges, many effects of the pandemic are here to stay. One area that will remain fundamentally altered is the business of delivering healthcare—the strategies and ins and outs of healthcare finance. COVID-19 has fueled new delivery models and new competition, as patients and clinicians are drawn to more convenient, less costly care (e.g., virtual care) and less stressful, more productive work environments.

So, how can traditional providers adapt and thrive in this new healthcare landscape? They must start by recognizing the impending challenge as a business problem, not a technology or care problem. This means leveraging their CFOs and financial leaders to play a more collaborative role in empowering clinicians to make better decisions and operationalizing health systems’ key differentiator—data.

How Gratitude, Communication Can Help Engage and Retain Healthcare Workers (Modern Healthcare)

Dan Burton serves as CEO of Health Catalyst, a healthcare data warehousing and analytics company. He became involved with Health Catalyst when it was a three-person startup. Burton is also the co-founder of HB Ventures, the first outside equity holder in Health Catalyst. Prior to Health Catalyst and HB Ventures, Burton led the corporate strategy […]

Views From the Top: Musings on a Brand New Year (The Business Times)

My biggest hope for 2022 is to assuage healthcare provider burnout and increase patient-led health improvements. The pandemic has surfaced immense opportunities to drive positive healthcare developments with technology and data. For instance, the emergence of telehealth has enabled remote patient care, while helping to conserve healthcare resources. We must continue to embrace impactful technologies […]

2022 Predictions for Telehealth and the Digital Front Door (Healthcare IT Today)

As we head into 2022, we asked the Healthcare IT Today community to share some predictions for the new year.  I always find it interesting to learn what people think is coming down the road. One of the hottest topics out there right now it telehealth and the new digital front door.  These terms have […]

HFMA Western Region Symposium

The Western Region Symposium is all about connecting individuals who work in hospitals, health plans, physician practices and others in healthcare settings by creating an environment to educate, connect and motivate. Stop by booth #231 to learn more about Vitalware by Health Catalyst.

High-Value Data and Analytics: Bringing Critical Healthcare Insights into Focus

A low-resolution photograph doesn’t show much detail about the image’s subjects and environment. Viewers can only guess about the scene or individuals they’re observing—are they familiar faces, happy or sad, or is there something usual in the background? Low-quality healthcare data and analytics works like a subpar photo. Users can see the most basic characteristics of a patient or trend but not enough detail to make informed decisions. For example, does a patient have comorbidities putting them at greater risk, or is a facility trending towards an increase in sepsis? For better view, high-quality data and analytics bring patients and health system operations into focus, showing a clear, comprehensive picture from the patient to facility level.

Why a Build-Your-Own Healthcare Data Platform Will Fall Short and What to Do About It

Health system may have some compelling reasons for choosing to build a data platform versus partner with a healthcare analytics vendor on a commercial solution. However, while organizations may think they’re saving money, gaining control and security, and more by opting for a homegrown approach, they’ll more than likely encounter challenges, hidden costs, and limitations. In comparison to a commercial-grade, healthcare-specific platform from a vendor, build-your-own solutions fall short when it comes to domain-specific content, technical expertise, total cost of ownership, and more. Organizations that partner on a vended platform vastly improve their chances of optimizing and scaling their analytic investment over time and achieving measurable improvement.

Trigger-Based Surveillance System Improves Patient Safety

To improve trigger-based surveillance and decrease preventable harm events that adversely impact patient safety, this healthcare organization, comprised of a specialty hospital and multiple clinics, implemented a data platform with a surveillance module, developing and implementing triggers that were the most valuable to the organization. Building an interdisciplinary team to engage in developing and validating potential triggers, the organization prioritized prompts and established a method to review each trigger’s continued impact.

Analytics Enables Improved Identification and Treatment of Patients with Substance Use Disorders

Carle Health developed an inpatient addiction consult service, allocating resources to improve the quality of addiction treatment. Leveraging its data and analytics has enabled the organization to provide ready access to the data and insights required to improve the identification and treatment of patients with substance use disorders (SUD). Carle has increased its understanding of its patients’ needs and can make data-informed decisions about using resources best to improve SUD treatment and long-term outcomes

Your Guide to Augmented Intelligence in Healthcare: Three Hows for AI Success

Healthcare experts estimate that augmented intelligence (AI) in healthcare will increase 40 percent by 2028. With AI growing at such a rapid rate, it is critical that health systems avoid the common AI pitfalls that impede success. By addressing the three “Hows” that set the foundation for meaningful AI in healthcare, organizations can benefit from AI in minutes instead of months. In his second podcast, Dr. Jason Jones, our Chief Analytics and Data Science Officer, explains how AI intersects with other digital healthcare trends, how organizations can effectively integrate AI into existing workflows, and lastly, how health entities can create easy-to-use AI for team members across all domains.

Tapping New Opportunities for Healthcare Improvements (BioSpectrum Asia)

We have tapped into new opportunities to collaborate with industry players and propel healthcare improvements, both globally and in Asia Pacific. Larry Lofgreen, Vice President, Asia Pacific Sales and Solutions Consulting, Health Catalyst, Singapore speaks with BioSpectrum Asia about Health Catalyst’s recent partnerships.

Making a Difference in HealthTech UX (User Testing)

You could design UX for a B2C to increase conversions. Or you could oversee UX for health tech company and, ultimately, save or improve lives. For Andrew Frueh it was an easy choice.  Frueh is the senior vice president of UX design at Health Catalyst, a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to […]

Effectively Highlighting Critical Performance Measures Through AI-Enabled Visual Management Boards

Timely access to actionable data is critical for clinical, financial, and operational improvement in healthcare. In an attempt to motivate employees with data-informed improvement, this healthcare organization utilized visual management boards, manually posting printed graphs to boards on each unit quarterly, but long delays in data availability limited its effectiveness. The manual processes for preparing data and visualizations severely limited the number of shared outcome measures. Recognizing the need to change, the organization leveraged its analytics platform and a robust suite of analytics applications to make data available to all employees and accelerate organizational improvement capacity.

Three Crucial Mindset Shifts to Reach Peak Financial Healthcare Management

Each health system takes a unique approach to financial management. No matter the organization, Dan Unger, SVP and General Manager of Financial Transformation at Health Catalyst, says that effective financial management should promote better financial decision making across the system. And even though optimal financial management is critical to healthcare operations, organizations struggle to deal with its complexities. With challenges ranging from government-set funding to newly emerging competitors in the market, health systems need to optimize their approach to financial management. Unger suggests healthcare organizations adopt three mental shifts that lead to better financial management:  

1. Identify a forward-thinking financial leader. 

2. Collaborate with clinical and operational domains. 

3. Implement activity-based costing. 

2022 Will Require Augmented Intelligence, IoT and Wearables Data, Info Outside EHRs (Health IT News)

Healthcare C-suites will go beyond transactional predictive models and adopt augmented intelligence to support organizational, data-driven decision making. There will be a need for a data strategy that incorporates new Internet of Things, patient portal and wearables data, as well as the governance and orchestration required to incorporate this data into patient care.

Vitalware® by Health Catalyst

Meet modern-day revenue cycle challenges head on with robust price transparency infrastructure and revenue operations tools. Leverage revenue solutions that consume and coordinate all chargemaster data in a single, integrated framework that empowers health systems and hospitals to operate more transparently, price strategically, and confidently run a compliant and efficient revenue operation.

Why Now Is the Right Time for Population Health — 5 Insights to Make a Difference (Becker’s Hospital Review)

True population health requires improving the care for individual patients.  During a Becker’s Hospital Review 9th Annual CEO & CFO Roundtable session sponsored by Health Catalyst, Will Caldwell, MD, senior vice president at Health Catalyst, encouraged health systems to embrace population health initiatives that will make a positive impact on the health and well-being of […]

Health Catalyst Named One of the Best Workplaces for Parents in 2021

Unlimited paid time off, flexible work schedule, excellent healthcare, and an award-winning company culture – it is these benefits, among others, that have earned Health Catalyst the #57 spot on Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces for Parents list. “Being a working parent can be a challenge in the best of times, but the pandemic […]

It’s Hard to Operationalize Population Health Well, but It’s Not Impossible

Population health has been a healthcare industry buzzword for over a decade and many organizations have tried to transform themselves to achieve its promise. Although some have succeeded, many others have not. Becker’s Hospital Review recently spoke to Jonas Varnum, vice president of population health strategic services at Health Catalyst, about the complexities associated with […]

AI and Data-Driven Decision Making — Is the C-suite Ready?

Gartner defines augmented intelligence as a human-centered partnership model where people and artificial intelligence work together to enhance learning, decision-making and cognitive performance. Augmented analytics play a central role in this vision. By assisting with data preparation, insight generation and insight explanation, augmented analytics help humans explore, analyze and act upon the information residing in […]

Data-Driven Population Health Management in Asia-Pacific (BioSpectrum Asia)

Asia Pacific faces a growing prevalence of chronic diseases, or non-communicable diseases (NCDs), prompted by the rise in ageing populations. In fact, 55% of all deaths in Southeast Asia are due to NCDs. On top of having to fight infectious diseases such as Covid-19, NCDs pose a significant burden on health systems in the region. A data-driven approach to […]

Using Data and Analytics to Improve Neonatal Outcomes

Preterm infants often undergo painful and stressful procedures that can affect their growth and development. Reducing the amount of pain and stress neonates experience can improve infants’ developmental outcomes, decrease costs, and reduce length of stay. Hawaii Pacific Health (HPH) recognized the need to decrease disruptions for patients in its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), reducing pain-related stress and optimizing outcomes for infants born preterm. HPH leveraged its analytics platform and an analytics application to successfully identify and assess improvement opportunities.

Now Is the Perfect Time to Advance Population Health

There is an opportunity facing us, an opportunity to embrace more equitable and efficient healthcare.  In a world that is driven by market forces, we cannot be constrained by the status quo and instead, must lean into a true, sustainable shift to population health. Population health – the identification and management of the drivers of […]

Accelerate Data-Driven Healthcare Improvement: 5 Tenets

Growing amounts of data can be overwhelming for healthcare entities to organize, manage, and distribute effectively, sometimes making data more of a burden than a benefit. However, if organizations adopt the right data mentality, they can gain insight into performance, track an intervention’s success, and improve outcomes. According to data experts, Bryan Hinton, our Chief Technology officer, and TJ Elbert, our SVP and General Manager of Data, organizations can apply five mindset changes to avoid data overload and achieve data-driven improvement:

1. Focus on data orchestration, not data computing.
2. Leverage real-time data, especially in a pandemic.
3. Prioritize data democratization over data control.
4. Use AI, if you’re not already.
5. Change current care models to fit the data.

Health Catalyst Named One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources

Health Catalyst has been named to the National Association for Business Resources fall 2021 list of Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation. To be included on the list, organizations must display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that led to increased productivity and financial performance. The competition scores […]

IHI Forum 2021

DECEMBER 5-8 2021 Are you virtually attending the IHI Forum 2021? We hope you’ll join us at the event as health care professionals from across the globe convene to learn and contribute to a shared vision of quality, equitable care for all. Health Catalyst leadership members will be sharing their knowledge and expertise in two […]

Deliver Better Population Health by Avoiding 3 Mistakes

Despite the widespread use of population health as a solution to control rising costs and poor outcomes, healthcare organizations struggle to effectively achieve population health success. A common barrier to success is lack of access to data about a system’s most impactable patients, their interventions, and how said interventions impact a patient’s health. However, health systems can overcome the following all-too-common population health mistakes by leveraging detailed data about their most impactable patients and interventions:

1. Lacking an effective solution for data-driven strategy.

2. Using delayed analytic insight to understand performance and opportunities.

3. Not tracking member-level data to measure intervention effectiveness.

Deliver Better Population Health by Avoiding Three Mistakes

Despite the widespread use of population health as a solution to control rising costs and poor outcomes, healthcare organizations struggle to effectively achieve population health success. A common barrier to success is lack of access to data about a system’s most impactable patients, their interventions, and how said interventions impact a patient’s health. However, health systems can overcome the following all-too-common population health mistakes by leveraging detailed data about their most impactable patients and interventions:

1. Lacking an effective solution for data-driven strategy.

2. Using delayed analytic insight to understand performance and opportunities.

3. Not tracking member-level data to measure intervention effectiveness.

Smartsourcing Clinical Data Abstraction Reduces Costs and Improves Value

Healthcare organizations are continually striving to decrease costs and improve profitability, and a growing number of organizations are outsourcing services to manage expenditures. Banner Health partnered with Health Catalyst to successfully smartsource clinical chart abstraction. The partnership reduced costs, increased productivity, and enhanced employee proficiency and satisfaction while opening doors for team members to thrive and contribute in new roles.

Meet Transformational Tech Leader Dr. Sadiqa Mahmood

The Women Tech Council recently presented Health Catalyst’s Dr. Sadiqa Mahmood with the Transformational Leadership Award for her exemplary innovation and leadership in the field of STEM. We talked with Dr. Mahmood — a humble cross-industry leader and patient advocate — to learn more about her career path, philosophy, and formula for being a leader […]

21 Success Secrets From America’s Top Business Leaders (Inc.)

By Inc. Staff Every leader has a cheat sheet for success: the things they’ve learned overtime that have helped them cultivate strong teams, manage under fire and just generally inspire a thriving organization–even when the odds are stacked against them. Below, some of the most effective leaders among this year’s 250 Best-Led Companies share their top-secret tips […]

The Healthcare Research Network: 5 Modernizing Features

In an era of technological innovation and extraordinary connectivity, why does clinical research follow a decades-old model? Clinical trials remain concentrated among leading urban medical centers with narrow patient populations, but today’s data and collaborative capabilities can support a broader, more robust reach. To that end, the new Health Catalyst Research Offering accelerates and optimizes clinical research in five groundbreaking ways:

1. Connects key players in clinical research.
2. Provides a network of healthcare provider systems, biopharmaceutical companies, and clinical research organizations.
3. Gives access to research-oriented Health Catalyst products and services.
4. Supports clinical study from planning through the active trial.
5. Maintains a national repository of clinical data.

Analytics Improves Care Management Efficiency

The Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Management Program (CHAMP) at Woman’s Hospital provides case management for women with HIV and their babies. Woman’s utilized the Health Catalyst® Data Operating System (DOS™) platform and the Care Management Suite to improve care manager efficiency, automating the identification of patients eligible for CHAMP and streamlining patient enrollment in the program.

Health Catalyst Real-World Testing Plan

General Information Developer Name: Health Catalyst, Inc.Product Name(s): Health Catalyst Data Operating SystemVersion Number(s): 18Certified Health IT Product List (CHPL) ID(s): 15.04.04.3034.Heal.18.00.1.181231 Justification Our approach will demonstrate the successful Real-World testing of the following elements of our certification: 170.315(c)(1) – Clinical Quality Measures – Record and Export 170.315(c)(2) – Clinical Quality Measures – Import and […]

Farhana Nakhooda Q&A with BioSpectrum Asia Edition

By Hithaishi C Bhaskar | November 2021 The Asia Pacific faces a growing prevalence of chronic diseases, or non-communicable diseases (NCDs), prompted by the rise in aging populations. In fact, 55 percent all deaths in Southeast Asia are due to NCDs, which pose a significant burden on health systems in the region. A data-driven approach […]

Close Gaps in Patient Care with the Health Catalyst Embedded Care Gaps™ Application

With the pandemic fueling increasing financial and clinical demands, health systems need automated tools and processes to deliver cost-effective care without compromising quality. Traditional data infrastructure that delivers delayed insights to clinicians creates additional barriers to better care. Yet, many organizations still use these fragmented systems. Now, with the Health Catalyst Embedded Care Gaps™ application, organizations can deliver relevant insight to decision makers at the point of care. With accurate, actionable insight embedded directly into the EHR, Embedded Care Gaps empowers clinicians to close gaps in patient care, maximize every patient visit, and operate at the top of their licenses. Furthermore, patients reap the benefits of closing gaps by receiving more complete care through an efficient, well-planned visit.

Smartsourcing Clinical Data Abstraction Continues to Deliver Value While Reducing Costs

Community Health Network (CHNw) smartsourced clinical chart abstraction to Health Catalyst, with Health Catalyst taking ownership for these functions. CHNw’s smartsourcing relationship with Health Catalyst has enabled the organization to control cost increases, improve the use of registry data, and take on more advanced quality improvement activities.

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Health Catalyst Honored with Inclusion on Inc.’s First-Annual Best-Led Companies

Solid business performance, sustainable financial value, and strong team member and client engagement; it’s for these attributes that Health Catalyst earned a spot on Inc.’s Best-Led Companies list, ranking #38. Unveiled earlier today, the Inc. magazine Best-Led Companies list is the publication’s first-ever roundup of companies that have proven management excellence across the middle market. […]

HAS 21 Virtual in Review: Soaring Satisfaction Rates, Attendee Profiles, and More

Even virtually, transporting 3,000-plus healthcare leaders and activists across three international destinations is no small feat. Add world-class data and analytics insight and inspiration from healthcare and beyond to the voyage and you have a three-day journey of a lifetime—otherwise known as the Healthcare Analytics Summit™ (HAS) 21 Virtual. The 2021 edition of healthcare’s premier analytics summit once again gathered innovators and heroes from around the globe to explore multi-domain analytics as the framework for a winning team approach to healthcare transformation.

Towards Equity in Healthcare Outcomes (Hospital + Healthcare)

By David Dembo | Oct. 28, 2021 Inequities pervade the modern world, despite our technological advances and a growing awareness of the importance of human rights. For example, while countries like Australia and New Zealand offer their citizens some of the best quality of life anywhere in the world, with health systems ranking among the […]

Data Vital to Leading Healthcare Providers (CIOTECH ASIA)

Lilia Guan | Oct. 14, 2021 Mental health issues were growing at an alarming rate before COVID-19, with one in five Australians experiencing a mental or behavioural disorder in any given year. The pandemic has accelerated this trend and made it harder for already stretched mental health services to deal with demand. Mental health hospitalisations […]

Taking Care of Data Can Improve Mental Health (Medical Republic)

David Dembo | Oct. 22, 2021 Mental health issues were growing at an alarming rate before covid-19, with one in five Australians experiencing a mental or behavioural disorder in any given year. The pandemic has accelerated this trend and made it harder for already-stretched mental health services to deal with demand. Mental health hospitalisations among children […]

Dedicated to Driving Disparities out of Healthcare

Meet Parkland’s Teresita Oaks News reports indicated U.S. authorities saw immigrant children traveling alone nearly 9,500 times in February 2021, dropping from the peak of 12,000 times in May 2019: In early Spring 2021, more than 3,000 immigrant teenagers, mostly boys, arrived in Dallas from Mexico without their parents.  The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center […]

Digital Technologies Transforms Ambulatory Operations Saving a Projected $7M

Access to convenient care can influence a patient’s decision on where to seek treatment, subsequently affecting patient retention and revenue generation for healthcare organizations. Texas Children’s Hospital has a high patient demand for care, which increased during the pandemic. To meet the challenge, the organization sought to improve accessibility to its services while maintaining safety for its patients and staff, as well as streamline its referral process. The organization successfully utilized digital technologies and its analytics platform to quickly expand its telemedicine services during the pandemic and improve patient access.

Notes from the Field – 7 Questions with Dr. Beti Asnake

“Notes from the Field” is a special newsroom feature, highlighting industry professionals working to transform healthcare. In this inaugural edition, we feature Betelehem (Beti) Asnake, MD. Q: Tell us about your role as an anesthesiologist. A: I recently completed my fellowship training in global health equity in anesthesia at UCSF Health (University of California, San […]

Surprise Billing in Healthcare: The No Surprises Act Takes a Stand for Patients

Most providers aim to protect patients from unexpected and unmanageable medical bills. But on January 1, 2022, this responsibility becomes law under the No Surprises Act. The upcoming legislation targets surprise medical bills, which occur when a patient unknowingly receives care from out-of-network providers and is subject to higher charges than for in-network care. These unexpected bills degrade the patient experience and decrease the likelihood of payment for care. Surprise bills may also be more common than many consumers and providers realize—according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in 2016, 42.8 percent of emergency room bills resulted in out-of-network charges. With greater price transparency, the No Surprises Act seeks to protect patients but also impacts providers and facilities, ambulance services, and more, who must comply to receive timely payment and avoid penalties.

Becker’s Hospital Review CEO + CFO Roundtable

NOVEMBER 15-23, 2021 Health Catalyst is excited to participate in Beckers Hospital Review’s upcoming CEO + CFO Roundtable. Our very own Will Caldwell, MD, MBA, will be presenting a session at the event titled, “Population Health: It Is Time.” The session will broadcast virtually at 11:00 AM ET on Monday, November 22. Most population health […]

Total Health

NOVEMBER 15-18, 2021 Health Catalyst is excited to participate in Reuters Events’ Total Health event. Our very own Will Caldwell, MD, MBA, will be speaking on a panel titled, “Data-driven population health management.” We hope you’ll tune in on Wednesday, November 17 from 1:15-2:00 PM ET as Dr. Caldwell and his fellow panelists discuss how […]

HFMA Annual Conference

NOVEMBER 8-10, 2021 Visit Vitalware by Health Catalyst’s booth #510 at the HFMA Annual Conference to hear why Vitalware by Health Catalyst has been ranked #1 in KLAS for Chargemaster Management for 3 years in a row. The HFMA Annual Conference is offering over 90 live and virtual sessions and 14 CPE Credits. Join us […]

Silicon Slopes: Health Catalyst (Nasdaq)

Watch Bryan Hunt, Chief Financial Officer at Health Catalyst, interview with Nasdaq’s Josh Machiz, Chief Digital Officer at Nasdaq, during the 2021 Silicon Slopes.

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We Envision a Future Where All Healthcare Decisions are Data Informed – Across the Globe. Our solutions enable our health system partners to realize measurable value. Health Catalyst helps clinicians and technicians in over 250 hospitals and more than 3,000 clinics that collectively care for over 70 million patients each year. Some of Our Clients […]

Adaptive Problem-Solving and Analytics Improves Quality and Saves $4.7M

The U.S. continues to spend more on healthcare than any other country. As costs increase, healthcare organizations are exploring ways to improve care while containing costs. The University of Kansas Health System recognized it could improve performance efforts across its entire organization. By leveraging data and analytics and an adaptive problem-solving approach to drive improvement, the organization has achieved impressive results.

Find the Right Term for Your Goals: How to Choose Healthcare Terminology Standards

With an overwhelming number of healthcare terminology standards, how do industry professionals determine which ones they need to know? Terminology users can start by matching their purpose with the correct standard. Because different healthcare terminology standards fulfill distinct purposes, matching purpose to standard generally leads users to the right term for their goals. 

Terminology users can match their purpose with the correct standard by first identifying the standard’s purpose. Purposes encompass billing, clinical, laboratory, and pharmacy terminology standards:

1. Healthcare billing terminology.
2. Clinical terminology.
3. Clinical and laboratory terminology.
4. Pharmacy terminology.

HFMA Region 9 Annual Conference

OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 2, 2021 Visit Vitalware by Health Catalyst’s booth #39 at the HFMA Region 9 Annual Conference to hear why Vitalware by Health Catalyst has been ranked #1 in KLAS for Chargemaster Management for 3 years in a row. With up to 20 available CPE credits and a top-flight agenda of education topics […]

Reflecting on HAS 21: 6 Key Takeaways

Within the healthcare and technology industry, there are very few events dedicated solely to advancement of data and analytics in the healthcare industry. Health Catalyst has taken on the challenge of producing the Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS) because we firmly believe that the best way to move the healthcare industry forward is through data and […]

Three Reasons Augmented Intelligence Is the Future of AI in Healthcare

Health systems increasingly turn to AI to help all team members make more informed decisions in a shorter time frame. Instead of an artificial-intelligence approach that threatens the critical role healthcare experts play in decision making, organizations should define AI as augmented intelligence. In his first podcast, Dr. Jason Jones, our Chief Analytics and Data Science Officer, explains how augmented intelligence can help health systems accelerate progress toward achieving the Quadruple Aim. The three unique opportunities augmented intelligence offers health systems include the following:

1. Augmented—not artificial—intelligence.
2. Think “change management.”
3. Address and overcome healthcare disparities.

Celebrating Delinah Hailey, 2021 Women of Color STEM Award Winner

The 2021 Women of Color (WOC) STEM Digital Conference, now in its 26th year, welcomes women and men from diverse backgrounds to celebrate outstanding excellence and achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and recognizes current and future leaders for outstanding contributions to the workplace, community, and industry. In recognition of her efforts to […]

Today’s Population Health Management: Achieve More with Smarter Insights and Targeted Interventions

Break free from the population health status quo of black box algorithms and shallow insights. In today’s value-based market, population health challenges demand technology that generates insights by aggregating data from all source systems, normalizing that data, and integrating clinical, financial, and operational data sets. Health systems that go beyond black box measurements by leveraging a far-reaching population health management solution transform healthcare and save millions by improving care for high-risk populations, thriving under value-based care, and reimagining care coordination.

How the Most Successful Health Systems Use a Data and Analytics Platform to Drive Meaningful Improvement

Today’s healthcare data status quo of black boxes and shallow insights too often keeps organizations from realizing the digital era’s transformational potential. Without accessible, accurate, timely data, health systems struggle with challenges from patient outcomes and experience to profitability and, since 2020, COVID-19. Only with a commercial-grade data and analytics platform built exclusively for healthcare can organizations confidently scale analytics productivity to improve outcomes, respond to a crisis, and boost revenue.

Advancing Health Equity: A Data-Driven Approach Closes the Gap Between Intent and Action

Improving health equity is gaining traction as a healthcare delivery imperative. Yet, while equity is indivisible from healthcare quality, many initiatives targeting disparities fall short. Organizations too often rely solely on leader and stakeholder passion and perseverance without sufficiently leveraging data and analytics to understand, measure, and support equity improvement efforts. It’s time for the industry to pursue equitable care with the same resources it uses in other key dimensions, such as safety and efficacy—by leveraging data. A data-driven approach to equity opens health system’s most advanced predictive resources to equity efforts, thereby driving massive, measurable, data-informed improvement that benefits all.

Integrated Data Platform and Improvement Efforts Recovers $3M in Revenue

Albany Med, Northeastern New York’s only academic medical center, aimed to lower its revenue losses by reducing its number of denied claims. Because of restricted access to its total data, the organization had inconsistent reports and delayed interdepartmental workflows. Albany Med sought to improve its revenue cycle process by centralizing its payer denials data, allowing it to efficiently investigate and analyze denials. Albany Med leveraged its data platform and analytics applications to consolidate payer denial data from disparate systems, enabling the organization to perform a variety of deep analyses.

Women Tech Awards Honors Utah Women ‘at Every Level’

Jenny Rollins | Oct. 1, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — As the bios of 21 female finalists were read during Utah’s Women Tech Awards ceremony Thursday, two major themes stood out: family and inclusion. The eight awardees were a diverse group of women…

Three Ways AI Can Earn Clinicians’ Trust

Over the last decade, many health systems have found that augmented intelligence (AI) technologies have overpromised and underdelivered. The promises of AI in clinical care were grand—to ease physicians’ burdens and deliver the most relevant information at the point of decision making. However, more technology has increased the demand on providers along with clinicians’ doubt of AI’s capabilities.

Organizations can still deliver valuable AI-derived patient insight to providers at the front lines of care by taking a collaborative approach to AI that enlists clinicians in three key areas:

1. Development.
2. Implementation.
3. Results.

HLTH 2021

OCTOBER 17-20 2021 Are you attending HLTH 2021? Visit us at booth #951 for a quick chat or demo and learn why healthcare providers must embrace data and analytics to prepare for the future. Our very own Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Jason Jones, and General Manager & Senior Vice President, Life Sciences Business, Sadiqa […]

HIMSS APAC 2021

OCTOBER 18-19, 2021 Planning to attend HIMSS APAC 2021? Be sure to stop by Health Catalyst’s virtual booth and tune in to hear our Strategic Advisor, Rob DeMichiei, present a session titled, “Strategic Cost Transformation in Healthcare.” His session will be broadcast from 12:30-13:00 PM on Tuesday, October 19. Learn more about the session here. […]

HFMA Region 2 Annual Institute 2021

OCTOBER 13-15 2021 Visit Vitalware by Health Catalyst’s virtual booth from October 13-15 at the HFMA Region 2 Fall Institute to hear why Vitalware by Health Catalyst has been ranked #1 in KLAS for Chargemaster Management for 3 years in a row. The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) helps its members—both individuals and organizations—achieve optimal performance […]

AI-Enabled Care Management Reduces Healthcare Spending by $32.2M

Almost four trillion dollars is spent on healthcare each year in the U.S., with most expenditures going to patients with chronic health conditions. Patients with chronic health conditions have a high rate of unnecessary visits to the emergency department (ED) and unplanned hospital admissions. UnityPoint Health sought to reduce costs by identifying patients with chronic health conditions at a higher risk for overutilizing healthcare services. By leveraging its analytics platform and augmented intelligence (AI), UnityPoint Health has been able to efficiently identify patients that could benefit from enrollment in its care management program.

HAS 21 Virtual Reaches Its Final Destination: Day Three of a Whirlwind Multi-Domain Analytics Journey

On the third and final day of HAS 21 Virtual, Paul Horstmeier welcomed attendees to the Hotel Catalyst Dubai. This incredible virtual environment was modeled after the Burj Al Arab and included a massive Dale Chihuly glass sculpture and an aquarium. Attendees also got to peek behind the scenes and meet some of the crew […]

HAS 21 Virtual Wraps Up Three Days of Impactful Programming on Data and Analytics in Healthcare

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 23, 2021 – The Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS), an annual interactive and educational event for the healthcare industry, today wrapped up three days of meetings, discussions, and presentations meant to challenge and inspire thinking on today’s most essential healthcare and health IT issues. Thousands of executives, clinicians, researchers, analysts, and healthcare […]

HAS 21 Virtual Reaches Its Final Destination: Day Three of a Whirlwind Multi-Domain Analytics Journey

After virtual stops in Singapore and London, HAS 21 Virtual attendees might have thought day three couldn’t top the previous two. However, global analytics travelers were wowed when Paul Horstmeier welcomed them to the Grand Dubai Hotel. Not to be outdone by its extravagant surroundings, the final day’s agenda again exceeded expectations with the likes of Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, who oversaw the care of the first known COVID-19 patient in the U.S., a robust set of breakout topics, and a special healthcare analytics edition of Jeopardy. Day three also included the much-anticipated announcement of #SockofHAS winners, results of the HAS points competition, the esteemed Flywheel Award recipient, and more. Event organizers and fans are already excited to gather again September 13-15, 2022—in person!

HAS 21 Virtual Day 2 Tackles Health Equity, Redefines Value, and Presents 30+ Data-Fueled Projects

Day two of the 2021 Healthcare Analytics Summit™ (HAS) Virtual transported participants from Singapore to the Hotel Catalyst London. Once again, Health Catalyst COO and this year’s Healthcare Analytics Summit “Captain,” Paul Horstmeier provided an overview of the day’s exceptional itinerary, including keynote speakers, 33 live Analytics and AI showcases, new topics for Braindates, and […]

HAS 21 Virtual Day 2 Tackles Health Equity, Redefines Value, and Presents 30+ Data-Fueled Projects

Day two of the Healthcare Analytics Summit™ Virtual again opened with a warm welcome from “Captain” Paul Horstmeier and his flight crew. Keynote speaker Patrice Harris, MD, MA, FAPA, former President of the American Medical Association, then took the stage to discuss common health equity challenges and solutions. Chris Chen, MD, CEO of ChenMed, followed to share how his organization has redefined value by using a fully capitated economic model. After a quick break, attendees chose between industry outlook sessions focused on health equity and population health. By lunchtime, participants were ready to explore over 30 data-centric projects at the Analytics and AI Showcases and learn about new Health Catalyst products. Attendees wrapped up an action-packed day two with Braindates, one-on-one or group networking sessions to learn more about trending topics of their choice.

Patient Safety Advocates Want New Government Agency to Curb Patient Harms (Modern Healthcare)

Lisa Gillespie | Sept. 22, 2021 Efforts to form a national patient safety board would shape how medical errors and other patient harms are handled within the nation’s hospitals. Revived efforts for a national patient safety board would build a stronger framework for reducing harm within hospitals, stakeholders hope.

Data-Informed Care Transformation: Five Success Stories

From negotiating at-risk contracts to improving quality measures, population health initiatives require a flexible, adaptable data analytics platform. Learn how the most successful organizations are tackling these quality-related problems.

Wheels Up on Healthcare Analytics Summit 2021 Virtual! Day One Recap

Paul, or “Captain,” Horstmeier kicked off the 2021 Healthcare Analytics Summit™ (HAS) Virtual with aviator glasses and an airplane captain’s cap. Trusty “flight attendant” Andrew Frueh then prepared the audience for an unforgettable analytics journey starting in Singapore, London, and Dubai. As Captain Horstmeier and the flight crew—including data traffic controllers—prepped the cabin for takeoff, […]

Enhancing the Digital Patient Experience at Texas Children’s Hospital (Healthcare IT Today)

By John Lynn | Sep 21, 2021 There’s nothing better than learning about enhancing the digital patient experience than to hear from people who have been on the front lines doing it. As part of the Healthcare Analytics Summit 21 Virtual Event put on by Health Catalyst, attendees got to hear from Carrie Rys, MBA, Assistant Vice […]

Wheels Up on Healthcare Analytics Summit 2021 Virtual! Day One Recap

A fireside chat with NBA great Steve Kerr, a virtual journey to a premier international destination, a glimpse at robots changing the world, and an investigation into the parallels between motocross and healthcare analytics are just some of the experiences offered during day one of the Healthcare Analytics Summit™ (HAS) 21 Virtual. From a digital platform for the second consecutive year, HAS 21 Virtual kicked off three days of extraordinary education, inspiration, and entertainment on September 21. With experts from healthcare and beyond, attendees explored the digital trends and best practice experiences driving healthcare success in the new digital era. Additionally, two waves of breakouts offered insights into increasing revenue, decreasing cost, improving quality, and more.

HAS 21 Virtual Kicks Off Today

Three-day virtual summit will inspire and educate attendees on new data and analytics approaches to driving healthcare transformation SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 21, 2021 – Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS), an interactive, educational event for the healthcare industry, today kicked off three days of meetings, presentations, and discussions designed to advance digital disruption and transformation in […]

Silicon Slopes Summit

OCTOBER 13-14 2021 Health Catalyst is excited to participate at the Silicon Slopes Summit 2021. The Summit is one of the largest and most prominent annual tech events in the world, and it brings together the best and brightest companies in Utah and the Intermountain West. This year’s event will feature prominent keynote speakers including […]

Strong Company Culture Earns Health Catalyst the #39 Spot Modern Healthcare’s Best Place to Work List

The late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs was quoted as saying, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” […]

World Patient Safety Day 2021 Focuses on Safer Childbirth

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 810 women die worldwide every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, approximately 6,700 newborns die each day, comprising 47 percent of all deaths under the age of five, and two million babies are stillborn each year, with 40 percent occurring during labor. In the United […]

Health Catalyst Named One of the 2021 Best Workplaces for Women

Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have honored Health Catalyst with the 57th spot on the 2021 Best Workplaces for Women™ list.  The annual award is based on analysis of survey responses from more than 5.6 million current employees at companies across the U.S. In that survey, 94 percent of team members said that Health Catalyst […]

Deliver a First-Class Patient Experience with Five Financial Tactics

Healthcare organizations continually strive to improve each patient’s experience to ensure quality care delivery and qualify for financial reimbursements. Health systems try to optimize the patient experience through traditional methods, including better access and appointment reminders. However, organizations can improve the patient journey and deliver a first-class experience by taking a different approach—by targeting the following five aspects of the billings and collections process, providers can proactively inform patients about their financial expectations and avoid surprise bills:

1. Pricing strategy.
2. Charge description master management.
3. Real-time eligibility verification.
4. Patient cost estimation.
5. Propensity to pay.

Enhancing Patient Experience with Digital Innovation

OCTOBER 13-14 2021 Twistle by Health Catalyst is proud to sponsor the upcoming Enhancing Patient Experience with Digital Innovation virtual event. Our own Chief Clinical Officer, Holly Rimmasch, will be sharing her thoughts on a panel titled, The Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on the Delivery of Care. We hope you’ll consider joining us at this […]

AllianceChicago and Health Choice Network Virtual Education Conference 2021

OCTOBER 12-15 2021 Health Catalyst will be exhibiting virtually at the AllianceChicago and Health Choice Network Virtual Educational Conference from October 12-15. AllianceChicago and Health Choice Network have once again teamed up to provide the latest (and greatest) HIT, Research, and Clinical information in community health. Attendees will connect, communicate and combine efforts with one […]

HealthTech X

OCTOBER 12-13 2021 Health Catalyst is excited to have two presenters at HealthTech X. Our Chief Clinical Officer, Holly Rimmasch, will be speaking on “Population Health Value-based Care from Vision to Reality,” while Strategic Advisor, Rob DeMichiei, will be speaking on “A CFO’s Perspective of Population Health Costing.” HealthTech X will unite leaders in public […]

HFMA New Jersey 2021 Annual Institute

OCTOBER 6-8 2021 Vitalware by Health Catalyst is exhibiting at the HFMA New Jersey 2021 Annual Institute from October 6-8. Stop by Booth #312, and visit with Joyce Correia and Julie Pittman to learn more about our mid-revenue cycle management solutions, data and consulting services, and more. The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) helps its members—both […]

NAACOS Fall Conference 2021

SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 1, 2021 Are you headed to the NAACOS Fall Conference in Washington D.C.? Be sure to stop by the Health Catalyst exhibit table – #4. We’re thrilled to be attending the event in-person September 29-October 1, 2021, and would love to talk with you about how your ACO can use data and analytics […]

World Patient Safety Day 2021 Focuses on Safer Childbirth

Around the world and within the United States, pregnancy and childbirth still carry grave, often avoidable risks for mothers and newborns. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 810 women die worldwide daily from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. In the U.S., approximately 6,700 newborns die each day, comprising 47 percent of all deaths under the age of five, and two million babies are stillborn each year, with 40 percent occurring during labor.

For World Health Day 2021 (September 17), the WHO is calling for action around “safe and respectful childbirth.” Individual health systems can contribute to childbirth safety improvement by leveraging their data and analytics to better understand risks to mothers and newborns within their populations and identify ways to avoid preventable harm.

HAS 21 Virtual Day 2 Tackles Health Equity, Redefines Value, and Presents 30+ Data-Fueled Projects Copy

Day two of the Healthcare Analytics Summit™ Virtual again opened with a warm welcome from “Captain” Paul Horstmeier and his flight crew. Keynote speaker Patrice Harris, MD, MA, FAPA, former President of the American Medical Association, then took the stage to discuss common health equity challenges and solutions. Chris Chen, MD, CEO of ChenMed, followed to share how his organization has redefined value by using a fully capitated economic model. After a quick break, attendees chose between industry outlook sessions focused on health equity and population health. By lunchtime, participants were ready to explore over 30 data-centric projects at the Analytics and AI Showcases and learn about new Health Catalyst products. Attendees wrapped up an action-packed day two with Braindates, one-on-one or group networking sessions to learn more about trending topics of their choice.

Health Catalyst Releases New Research Tool to Connect Researchers, Match Patients to Trials (Fierce Biotech)

By Kyle LaHucik | Sep 10, 2021 Health Catalyst thinks clinical trial recruitment could receive an upgrade, so it launched a new tool to connect researchers and patients.  The data and analytics technology company unveiled a new research tool Friday that connects hospitals, medical centers, biopharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations. The tool also helps these groups search […]

Health Catalyst Unveils New Solution to Bring Clinical Research to Routine Healthcare

Collaborative Network Designed to Benefit Patients, Health Systems, Trial Sponsors, and More Salt Lake City, Utah – September 10, 2021 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced the launch of the Health Catalyst Research Offering for healthcare providers, biopharmaceutical companies, […]

Data Platform Supports Acquisition of Practices and Network Growth, Increasing Revenue

Carle Health planned to acquire numerous practices, expanding the organization, and creating a more robust clinically integrated network (CIN). However, the organization needed to meet critical regulatory requirements. It lacked technologies and processes for reporting pre-adjudicated claims for the practices in aggregate. Carle leveraged the Health Catalyst® Data Operating System (DOS™) platform and Leading Wisely, a healthcare decision support solution, to share pre-adjudicated claims and visualize the performance of critical measures across the entire CIN. Carle now has a single source of truth for its claims data and robust reporting of pre-adjudicated claims.

Healthcare Financial Recovery: A Guide to the COVID-19 Add-On Payment

Healthcare organizations continue to suffer from COVID-19-driven economic setbacks. As a result, getting paid appropriately for services is more important than ever. The federal government provides programs to support healthcare financial recovery, but relief payment isn’t automatic or guaranteed. To qualify for the COVID-19 add-on payment, organizations must stay up to date with the rules and regulations around coding and billing for COVID-19, as compliance with these changes may affect reimbursement.

The following three requirements will help health systems ensure add-on payments for patients diagnosed with COVID-19:

1. Include a copy of the positive COVID-19 laboratory result in the medical record.
2. Create internal polices for COVID-19 results from more than 14 days before admission.
3. Document and appropriately code the COVID-19 diagnosis.

Six Tactics to Restore the Healthcare Revenue Cycle

Healthcare organizations suffered financial setbacks during the pandemic and are now looking for opportunities to recover lost revenue. Rather than focusing only on increasing profitability after months of halted elective procedures, health systems should closely examine other aspects of healthcare that impact the revenue cycle. To take a proactive approach to restore revenue cycle integrity, healthcare leaders should consider six hands-on strategies that promote near- and long-term revenue recovery:

1. Prepare for changing legislation.
2. Create positive remote work environments.
3. Manage payer policies.
4. Expand telehealth.
5. Set up prior authorization for surgical procedures.
6. Achieve price transparency.

Matt Revis Joins Health Catalyst Leadership Team

Salt Lake City, Utah – August 31, 2021 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced Matt Revis will join the Health Catalyst leadership team. Revis will report directly to Health Catalyst Chief Operating Officer Paul Horstmeier. Revis will continue to […]

Accelerate Charge Capture Improvement with Health Catalyst VitalIntegrity™

Health systems leave millions of unrealized dollars on the table due to suboptimal charge capture processes that lead to compliance issues and charge capture leakage. To survive on diminishing operating margins and maximize revenue for services rendered, organizations can turn to the Health Catalyst VitalIntegrity™ application. VitalIntegrity is a comprehensive charge capture solution that empowers health systems to take control of their financial future with insight into compliance issues, under- or over-charging, late or missing coding, and any other charge master-related issues. With detailed data into charge capture performance, health systems can increase earned revenue by remediating problems at their root cause and proactively eliminating threats to the revenue cycle.

Analytics Facilitate $1M Grant Award to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization

Nearly 25 percent of adults in the state of Washington have behavioral health conditions. Many of these adults are unable to receive adequate treatment. MultiCare Health System (MultiCare), a non-profit healthcare organization in Washington, was experiencing a high number of patients coming to its emergency departments (EDs) for behavioral health needs, depleting its limited ED resources and impeding the quality of patient care. MultiCare sought a grant to help expand its behavioral healthcare and ease the strain on its ED services. The organization leveraged its analytics platform to obtain the necessary data to support the grant application.

Why It Matters: Data Driven Approaches to Create a More Sustainable Healthcare Ecosystem (MONEY FM 89.3)

As the average human lifespan increases across the globe, the healthcare industry faces a rising demand to use data driven approaches for greater transparency. Dr Lee Hong Huei, Chief Operating Officer, Smarter Health, shares about Smarter Health’s technology and the role it plays in Singapore’s healthcare ecosystem

Reduce Sepsis Mortality Rates with Five Data-Informed Strategies

The CDC reports that one in three inpatient deaths is related to sepsis, with related health system costs totaling over $1.5 billion. Fortunately, nearly all sepsis deaths are preventable. However, most health systems lack the tools and information they need to steer sepsis improvement efforts that significantly reduce mortality rates.

 

Robust data infrastructure supports sepsis improvement teams by surfacing detailed data that reveals care gaps and missed opportunities. With access to sepsis data, improvement teams can implement five data-informed strategies that reduce sepsis deaths:

1. Create alerts for early detection.
2. Improve three-hour bundle compliance.
3. Optimize emergency department processes.
4. Leverage the CDC Sepsis Surveillance Toolkit.
5. Implement care transition processes to prevent sepsis readmission.

Holly Rimmasch Named to Modern Healthcare’s 2021 Class of Top 25 Innovators

The COVID-19 pandemic required leaders across the healthcare ecosystem to take innovative thinking, creative problem solving, and steadfast leadership to new heights, in support of healthcare organizations gripped with crisis.  In the early days of the pandemic, Health Catalyst’s own leadership team huddled to consider the best ways to support clients desperate for data and […]

Health Catalyst, Oklahoma Heart Hospital Team Up to Accelerate Cost-Management Transformation and Improved Patient Outcomes

Salt Lake City, Utah – August 12, 2021 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced an expansive, multi-year partnership with Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH), one of the largest cardiovascular networks in the United States.  Initially, Health Catalyst and OHH will […]

Analytics Enables Rapid Identification of Patients with COVID-19 Qualifying for Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization permitting the use of bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody therapy, for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization.1 ChristianaCare received a limited amount of bamlanivimab from the FDA. To receive more doses, it needed to adhere to the strict FDA eligibility criteria and effectively distribute the therapy. ChristianaCare needed the ability to rapidly identify high-risk patients with COVID-19 who qualified for therapy. It leveraged its analytics platform, including data science tools and predictive analytics, to identify patients who qualify for the use of bamlanivimab.

COVID-19 Data and Analytics: Survey Reveals Long- and Short-Term Healthcare Industry Impact

Was COVID-19 a wake-up call to prioritize healthcare analytics and merge them with other healthcare goals? Healthcare data and analytics have become inextricable from the pandemic response, proving to the industry it can’t save lives at scale without this information and insight. In a 2021 survey of healthcare leaders and professionals, nearly 80 percent of respondents report they plan to maintain pandemic-driven data and analytics shifts for the long term. And with most respondents recognizing gaps in their data and analytics and noting COVID-19-driven changes in the data and analytics landscape, the pandemic may likely catalyze a new, more robust era in healthcare technology and decision support.

Mount Nittany Health Selects Health Catalyst to Drive Population Health Improvements

Salt Lake City, Utah – August 6, 2021 – To support its mission of strengthening the health of the people and the communities it serves, Pennsylvania-based Mount Nittany Health has selected Health Catalyst, Inc.’s (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT) leading data and analytics technology and services. The health system will leverage key elements of Health Catalyst’s Population […]

The Prior Authorization Process: Need-to-Know Changes for 2021

In 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is updating the Prior Authorization for Certain Hospital Outpatient Department Services, which took effect in July 2020. Key elements of CMS’s changes include new service groups and submission guidelines. Health systems can prepare for these updates and avoid processing delays by organizing around the changes, including identifying a point person to track involved patients and follow up on decision letters.

Notably, the prior authorization changes include the addition of two service groups:

1. Implanted spinal neurostimulators.
2. Cervical fusion with disc removal.

Real-Time Data Enables Improvement, Reducing Bariatric Surgery Costs by $840K

Opioid misuse and dependence are a growing concern for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. As a provider of bariatric surgery to hundreds of patients annually, Community Health Network (CHNw) determined that it needed to focus on improving bariatric surgery care and patient outcomes, helping lower the risk of its patients undergoing bariatric surgery becoming dependent on opioids. By leveraging its analytics platform and a smartsourced clinical chart abstraction team, CHNw was able to gather data about patients undergoing bariatric surgery, resulting in improved care and patient outcomes, leading to reductions in opioid use, complications, and costs.

The Healthcare Analytics Summit™ 2021 Virtual

The Healthcare Analytics Summit™ (HAS) 21 Virtual features internationally recognized speakers, national and global networking opportunities, and traditional HAS fun—including #Socks of HAS, quiz questions, daily scavenger hunts, prizes, and more. In addition, the 2021 global theme will take attendees on a virtual journey to three international destinations—Singapore, Dubai, and London—while exploring the digital trends and best practice experiences driving healthcare success in the new digital era.

The HAS 21 Virtual world-class speaker line-up includes the following:

1. Head Coach of the Golden State Warriors and two-time NBA Coach of the Year, Steve Kerr.
2. AI Rana el Kaliouby, PhD, co-founder and CEO of Affectiva and pioneer and inventor of Emotion and Human Perception.
3. Chris Chen, MD, CEO of ChenMed, and Brent James, MD, MStat, Clinical Professor, Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC), Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

PowerLabor Tackles an Expense Healthcare Leaders Cannot Afford to Ignore

The rising cost of healthcare has been a constant theme in the industry for many years. The topic has also taken center stage at presidential debates and our dinner tables, with everyone asking the same general question, “How do we better manage healthcare costs, while simultaneously improving patient care?” To start, we must consider every […]

Analytics Enables Identification of Opportunities to Improve Value and Accountable Care Organization Performance

Carle Health and Health Alliance attempted to use its data to identify sources of cost and utilization variation, but burdensome manual data collection and reporting processes made it incredibly difficult to identify opportunities for improvement. Obtaining the necessary data was an iterative process that required business intelligence teams and operational leaders to meet multiple times over many weeks. It was not uncommon for it to take two to four months to obtain the data necessary to establish direction for improvement work. Using the Health Catalyst® Data Operating System (DOS™) platform and the Health Catalyst® Value Optimizer™ analytics application, Carle now has the integrated data and analytics required to understand and improve its risk-based contract performance and identify actionable opportunities for improvement.

Own Your Value-Based Care Future with the Health Catalyst Value Optimizer™ Solution

As value-based care (VBC) becomes more common in healthcare, population health leaders need a better approach to managing risk-based contracts and optimizing VBC strategies. Unfortunately, many health systems rely on outdated population health offerings that lack data integration capabilities and only provide a fragmented view of their populations. To pinpoint high-priority groups and succeed in VBC, organizations can rely on the Health Catalyst Value Optimizer™ solution. Value Optimizer aggregates and analyzes comprehensive patient data, then instantly identifies the most valuable opportunities for improvement throughout the care continuum. With a full-service solution and increased visibility into performance, leaders can master their VBC and ensure patients receive the best care at the lowest cost.

Health Catalyst Launches Value Optimizer – A New Approach to Managing Risk and Achieving Profitability in Population Health

Salt Lake City, Utah – July 21, 2021 – Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst,” Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced the launch of Value Optimizer™, a new population health solution that quickly identifies highly valuable opportunities for value-based care (VBC) performance improvement. VBC payment […]

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