Source Marts


The Late-Binding™ Architecture of the Health Catalyst data warehouse streamlines and automates the process of bringing data into the warehouse from source systems.

A Source Mart contains the data that have been extracted, minimally transformed, and loaded into the data warehousing system. Metadata, created by Source Mart Designer during the mapping phase of the Source Mart integration process, is used to drive the nightly update (ETL) process of Source Mart data. Periodically, typically each night, the Source Mart data are refreshed to include new data or updated data from the source system. The data are then available for downstream use in Catalyst Foundational, Discovery, and Advanced Applications as well as reports and local applications.

The Health Catalyst platform includes sophisticated tools like Source Mart Designer (SMD) and Atlas that enable Health Catalyst and our clients to rapidly develop, test, and deploy Source Marts as well as maintain deployed Source Marts. Health Catalyst has developed an extensive, ever-growing library of preconfigured Source Marts based on commonly available source systems, including clinical, financial, and ancillary sources from well-known healthcare software vendors. A few examples of preconfigured Source Marts for popular healthcare products include but are not limited to:

  • Electronic Medical Records:
    • Cerner Millennium EMR
    • Epic EMR
    • NextGen EMR
  • Financial:
    • Lawson General Ledger
    • Lawson Accounts Payable
    • Lawson Materials Management
    • PeopleSoft General Ledger
    • PeopleSoft Accounts Payable
    • PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resources:
    • UltiPro – Human Resources, Time & Attendance
    • Kronos – Human Resources, Time & Attendance
    • API Healthcare
  • Patient Satisfaction:
    • Press Ganey
    • NRC Picker
  • Standard Costing: EPSi
  • Cardiovascular: LUMEDX (Apollo)
  • Laboratory: Cerner Labs
  • Pharmacy: Cerner, McKesson, Epic

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