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Analytics Platform Training Series

Initial basic analytics platform training is included with any Health Catalyst Analytics Platform installation. Depending on organizational needs, however, more extensive or customized training may be desired. The analytics platform training series teaches data architects and business intelligence (BI) developers how to use Health Catalyst’s tools and processes, so they can customize and maintain their own analytics applications. Participants will learn about basic use cases for each of the platform’s tools; they’ll leave knowing how to interact with their data warehouse to drive outcomes improvement.

What topics are covered?  

Sample topics include

  • Source Mart Designer (SMD)
  • EDW Console
  • Atlas
  • Subject Area Mart Designer (SAMD)
  • Instant Data Entry Application (IDEA)

Who should attend?  

Data architects, data engineers, data analysts, and other individuals who will be using Health Catalyst platform tools to interact with their enterprise data warehouse (EDW) are encouraged to attend. It’s important that all participants are familiar with SQL and data warehousing concepts.

Who are the faculty?  

Faculty are members of Health Catalyst University and have years of technical and virtual instruction experience.

Preview Some of the Lessons and Principles

Do you want a better idea of what we’ll cover?

Below we’ve included a sample of articles and lessons to give you a better idea of what we’ll teach and what you’ll learn. Feel free to review and share with others.

4 Ways Healthcare Data Analysts Can Provide Their Full Value

Analysts are most effective when they have the right tools. In healthcare, that means providing data analysts with a means of accessing and testing ALL of the available data and using it to discover more insights. To do this, analysts need guidance more than they need a detailed set of instructions. And, equally as important, they need a data warehouse and access to a testing environment and data discovery tools, so they can truly do the work they were hired to do: analyze.

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Develop Your Analysts and They’ll Pay for Themselves (Webinar)

Healthcare organizations dream of analysts who can quickly build powerful reports and dashboards that turn simple data into insights. However, those technical and communication skills take years to develop and longer to refine. How do you make sure your organization is able to develop analysts into critical team members who can deliver outcomes improvement? In this webinar, you will learn what it takes to grow the analytical skills—including technical prowess and adaptive leadership—that are critical for transforming healthcare.

Russ and Peter will discuss:

  • The culture that leaders need to cultivate to foster improvement.
  • The skill sets that leaders need to encourage in their analysts.
  • The barriers that leaders should focus on eliminating to make it easier for analysts to succeed.

We look forward to you joining us.


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9) Getting The Most Out Of Your Data Analyst

John Wadsworth (Vice President, Technical Operations Health Catalyst)

Many analysts spend 90% of their time managing rather than analyzing data. How do we enable analysts to do what they were hired to do? In this session, you will learn best practices on helping your analyst focus more on analytics and less on data capture and provisioning, as well as how to create sustainable and meaningful analytics.  We will show best practices and common pitfalls to avoid.  This will be a fun and interactive session with many hands-on examples and exercises.

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The Changing Role of Healthcare Data Analysts—How Our Most Successful Clients Are Embracing Healthcare Transformation (Executive Report)

The healthcare industry is undergoing a sea change, and healthcare data analysts will play a central role in this transformation. This report explores how the evolution to value-based care is changing the role of healthcare data analysts, how data analysts’ skills can best be applied to achieve value-based objectives and, finally, how Health Catalyst’s most successful health system clients are making this cultural transformation happen in the real world.

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Why the Data Steward’s Role Is Critical to Sustained Outcomes Improvement in Healthcare

The data steward is critical to sustained outcomes improvement, yet they tend to be underappreciated members of the healthcare analytics family. Combining the invaluable technical expertise of a data analyst with the vital clinical knowledge of an experienced caregiver, the data steward’s skills and proficiency at both positions brings value beyond measure to any outcomes improvement project. Unfortunately, all too often, their role is non-existent even though potential candidates for the job are located in multiple data sources throughout the organization. Among other responsibilities, the data steward:

  1. Reinforces the global data governance principles.
  2. Helps develop and refine details of local data governance practices.
  3. Is the eyes and ears of the organization with respect to data governance and the governance committee.
  4. Provides direction to peers regarding appropriate data definitions, usage, and access.
  5. Anticipates local consequences of global changes

For innovative health system leaders who have specifically recognized this emerging role, the ROI of data stewards who help achieve improved outcomes is very worthwhile.

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