Michael Barton joined Health Catalyst as an Engagement Executive Vice President in January 2013. He completed his training at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Upon graduation in 1994, he was employed with the Pharmacoepidemiology Team, a multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists, infection control practitioners, quality control specialists, pharmacists, and healthcare IT specialists at the University of Utah. After four years, Michael moved his clinical practice to the Shock-Trauma ICU at LDS Hospital. Here, he had the opportunity to apply his infectious disease and critical care knowledge. After eight years of clinical practice in conjunction with five years of IT industry consulting experience, Michael joined HIT startup TheraDoc, Inc. as a consultant in 2000 and full-time in 2001. Michael spent 12 years with TheraDoc, where he served in various roles. The last 5 years Michael served on the senior leadership team as SVP, Knowledge and Product Development where Michael oversaw the Knowledge Management, Product Management, Engineering, and Quality teams. For Michael, joining Health Catalyst means continuing to pursue his passion of improving the quality and safety of patient care through applied healthcare IT solutions.