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Tarah Neujahr Bryan

Chief Marketing Officer

Tarah Neujahr Bryan, MAJMC, joined Health Catalyst in 2013 and has served as Editorial Director and Vice President of Marketing; she is currently the Senior Vice President of Marketing and a member of the Health Catalyst leadership team. She brings a breadth of marketing and communications experience to her current role. Prior to joining Health Catalyst, Tarah served as the Marketing Communications Director and Foundation Executive Director at a community hospital, managed at an advertising agency, was the Editor and Operations Manager at an archaeology firm, and provided triage assistance and patient admissions at a Level-II Trauma Center. She has a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Nebraska and a Bachelor of Arts from Montana State University-Billings. Tarah volunteers with Intermountain Therapy Animals and has done pro-bono communications work for American Cancer Society, Wings Cancer Foundation, and many other non-profit organizations.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Expanding AI in Healthcare: Introducing the New Healthcare.AI™ by Health Catalyst

As healthcare leaders continue to face unprecedented decisions around revenue, cost, and quality, they turn to augmented intelligence (AI) to maximize their analytics. However, leaders struggle to implement AI into existing business intelligence workflows, demonstrate ROI, and move AI efforts beyond predictive models.

Health systems can overcome AI’s implementation challenges with the New Healthcare.AI™ offering by Health Catalyst. As a suite of AI products and expert services, Heatlhcare.AI integrates transparent, cutting-edge technology into existing workflows, allowing analysts to produce high-quality insights in minutes. The AI offering dramatically broadens the use and use cases of AI for any healthcare organization with a mix of self-service products and expert services:
1. Analytics integration.
2. Choosing/building predictive models.
3. Optimizing predictive models.
4. Retrospective comparisons.
5. Prescriptive optimization.

Three Analytics Strategies to Drive Patient-Centered Care

The cost of uncoordinated care that fails to prioritize patient needs is estimated to be over $27.2 billion. One of the primary reasons behind these wasted healthcare dollars is a failure to effectively leverage data to understand patient needs—a must-have to deliver patient-centered, value-based care (VBC).

Three analytics strategies enable health systems to focus on patients while also meeting the financial standards for VBC delivery:
1. Prioritize patient outreach by risk level.
2. Deploy data tools to combat COVID-19.
3. Promote data literacy.

Detailed information from comprehensive data sets allows health systems to understand patient needs at a granular level and then use that insight to drive care decisions. More informed care ensures health systems are also meeting the core elements of VBC—managing costs, delivering quality, and ensuring an excellent patient experience.

To Safely Restart Elective Procedures, Look to the Data

Many health systems have realized they lack the data and analytics infrastructure to guide a sustainable reactivation plan and recover lost revenue from months of halted procedures due to COVID-19. However, with operational, clinical, and financial data, augmented by analytics tools, leaders have the visibility into hospital and resource capacity to guide a safe, sustainable elective surgery restart plan.

The first step on the road to recovery for health systems is access to robust analytics to understand the full impact of COVID-19 on clinical, financial, and operational outcomes. Second, organizations need data-sharing tools, like data displays and dashboards, allowing leaders to make decisions based on consistent data that support the organization’s reactivation goals. Leaders can even take the data one step further with predictive models and forecast procedure count, staff, and resources.

A Comprehensive Prescription Renewal Solution: Meet Charlie for Refill Management

With prescription drugs becoming a more common part of healthcare among Americans, health systems need a seamless, efficient prescription renewal process. However, many organizations continue to rely on outdated, laborious workflows that lead to slow turnaround time and delayed prescription renewals.

Healthfinch® by Health Catalyst: Charlie™ for Refill Management is a complete prescription renewal engine that optimizes a health system’s medication renewal process. By embedding medication renewal insights directly in the EHR, providers can streamline prescription renewal workflows, delegate tasks to staff, and focus on top-of-license work. Charlie for Refill Management combines technology, protocol content, and workflow optimization so that health systems can deliver fast prescription renewal turnaround times without compromising patient safety.

Build Versus Buy a Healthcare Enterprise Data Warehouse: How IT Leaders Choose the Best Option for Their Organizations

The public cloud has made IT infrastructure increasingly accessible, influencing some healthcare CIOs and CTOs to try to build an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) in-house versus purchasing a commercial solution. However, a spring 2020 survey indicates that the vast majority of healthcare data platform users purchase their EDWs, citing superior quality, functionality, and security. Meanwhile, homegrown EDW users report high satisfaction with their systems despite common roadblocks including insufficient IT personnel. A deeper dive into survey findings shows which type of organization may be best suited to building or buying an EDW.

Build Versus Buy a Healthcare Enterprise Data Warehouse: How IT Leaders Choose the Best Option for Their Organizations

The public cloud has made IT infrastructure increasingly accessible, influencing some healthcare CIOs and CTOs to try to build an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) in-house versus purchasing a commercial solution. However, a spring 2020 survey indicates that the vast majority of healthcare data platform users purchase their EDWs, citing superior quality, functionality, and security. Meanwhile, homegrown EDW users report high satisfaction with their systems despite common roadblocks including insufficient IT personnel. A deeper dive into survey findings shows which type of organization may be best suited to building or buying an EDW.

HAS 20 Virtual: Featuring a World-Class Lineup of Keynote Speakers

The Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS®) is going virtual this year but will still feature the same world-class experience you expect from HAS–including world-class keynote speakers. HAS 20 Virtual will showcase well-known visionaries and C-level executives from leading healthcare organizations. The summit will feature speakers who’ve battled COVID-19 in the trenches as well as other speakers adjusting to planning for the “new normal” that we all anticipate.

We’re reimagining HAS 20 in a virtual format that will be unlike any other healthcare conference you may have attended, virtual or otherwise. HAS 20 Virtual takes place September 1-3, 2020 and will feature nationally recognized keynote speakers, educational breakout sessions, and much more.

HAS 20 Virtual: Reimagining the Healthcare Conference

The future of healthcare is here, with its focus on data sharing, technological pushes forward, and virtual work wherever possible. We are excited to embrace the adventure and challenge of these changes by reimagining the Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS) 2020 as a virtual format that will be unlike any other healthcare conference you may have attended, virtual or otherwise.
HAS 20 Virtual takes place September 1-3, 2020 and will feature nationally recognized keynote speakers, educational breakout sessions, and many of the unique touches you’ve come to expect from HAS.

Introducing the Care Management Suite: A Data-Driven, Transparent Solution

COVID-19 has highlighted the healthcare imperative of effective care management—in particular, the ability for health systems to rapidly adapt their care management approach based on ever-changing healthcare terrain. Typical care management programs lack transparency, comprehensive data, and flexibility. This makes it difficult for care teams to easily change their care management programs based on patient population needs and opportunities.
To meet these challenges, the Health Catalyst Care Management Suite leverages a transparent, data-driven strategy with expertise to help health systems maximize care management ROI.

The Able Health Quality Measures Solution: Why a Comprehensive Approach Matters

Able Health combines all claims and clinical data from a health system’s data sources (inside and outside of the hospital) into one location, allowing healthcare leaders to focus more on improving care and less on data management. The combination of a measures engine that calculates performance, a performance dashboard that displays measure performance, and a submission engine that submits data to payers, all powered by the Health Catalyst® Data Operating System (DOS™), enables health systems to identify areas for improvement based on one complete picture of quality performance.

Survey Points to Major Burnout Concerns Among Clinicians

According to a November 2019 survey, 62 percent of clinicians and other healthcare professionals view burnout as a major problem industrywide. When asked for the best way to address clinician burnout problems, the most popular solution was less-complex workflows, which is the aim of emerging point-of-care analytics solutions.

Responses to additional questions reveal more about clinician burnout experience and views on the technology designed to help:
1. At your organization, how big of a problem is clinician burnout?
2. What is the best way to solve clinician burnout problems?
3. What are the biggest barriers to adopting closed-loop, point-of-care analytics capabilities at your organization
4. What are the biggest problems arising from a lack of adopting closed-loop, point-of-care analytics capabilities?

Survey Points to Major Burnout Concerns Among Clinicians

According to a November 2019 survey, 62 percent of clinicians and other healthcare professionals view burnout as a major problem industrywide. When asked for the best way to address clinician burnout problems, the most popular solution was less-complex workflows, which is the aim of emerging point-of-care analytics solutions.

Responses to additional questions reveal more about clinician burnout experience and views on the technology designed to help:

1. At your organization, how big of a problem is clinician burnout?
2. What is the best way to solve clinician burnout problems?
3. What are the biggest barriers to adopting closed-loop, point-of-care analytics capabilities at your organization
4. What are the biggest problems arising from a lack of adopting closed-loop, point-of-care analytics capabilities?

Health Catalyst® Introduces Closed-Loop Analytics™ Services

Healthcare organizations face provider dissatisfaction, lack of data integration, and excessive clicks to perform basic functions within the EHR.
Closed-Loop Analytics™ aggregates data, circulates that data into new or existing workflows, and then surfaces best practice alerts at the decision point for physicians, clinical providers, and financial and operational teams.
With clear calls to action throughout the workflow, organizations improve the utilization and effectiveness of analytics tools, yielding simplified workflows, decreased clicks, and improved outcomes.

The Health Catalyst IPO: Continuing Our Mission

On July 25, 2019, our Health Catalyst CEO, Dan Burton, the rest of the executive leadership team, and dozens of fellow team members celebrated the Health Catalyst IPO in New York City.
More than 700 team members and their families all over the world joined the celebration during events held locally—from Salt Lake City to Boston to Columbus to Singapore.
This was a day long-in-the-making, starting with our prescient co-founders Tom Burton and Steve Barlow in 2008. From those early days onward, Health Catalyst has been a mission-driven company committed to being the catalyst for massive, measurable, data-informed healthcare improvement.