Healthcare Analytics Summit 2015 Draws Over 1,000 Attendees

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Keynotes at forum on best practices in analytics include Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios President Ed Catmull, Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, bestselling author Jim Collins, and Stanford Health Care President/CEO Amir Dan Rubin

 SALT LAKE CITY – SEPT. 9, 2015 – The Healthcare Analytics Summit 2015 today kicked off at The Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake City with over 35 educational sessions for more than 1,000 attendees representing leaders from some of the nation’s largest health systems.

Attendance at the forum is up nearly 70 percent over last year’s inaugural conference after reaching the maximum count for the hotel’s conference space six weeks ago.

“This year at The Healthcare Analytics Summit, many of the nation’s most innovative health systems will showcase their successes using analytics to improve their performance,” said Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst, which hosts the conference. “The Summit gives healthcare leaders the opportunity to network, learn from education sessions, and hear first-hand from some of the most innovative organizations inside healthcare and across the economy how to use analytics to improve outcomes.”

Burton will provide the opening keynote to The Healthcare Analytics Summit 2015 this morning, followed by keynotes from bestselling author Jim Collins, and Daryl Morey, General Manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets. Collins, the author of Built to Last, Good to Great, and Great By Choice, is the leading authority on transformational leadership. Morey, who is also the founder and co-chair of the annual MIT Sloan Sports Conference, has received broad acclaim for spearheading the integration of statistical analytics with NBA talent scouting.

Ed Catmull, Pixar co-founder and president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, will deliver Thursday’s closing keynote address, sharing his experience in “Building Creative and Innovative Organizations.” Under Dr. Catmull’s leadership, Pixar has dominated the world of animation for more than 25 years, producing 14 consecutive No. 1 box office hits that have earned more than $8.7 billion globally and won 30 Academy Awards®.

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Unlike other conferences where analytics is one of many tracks, The Healthcare Analytics Summit 2015 is dedicated entirely to the groundbreaking application of analytics within healthcare settings. The general presentations and focused breakout sessions will provide valuable peer-driven learning and dialogue for a range of healthcare professionals whether they are just starting down the analytics path, are in the middle of adopting analytics, or are advanced health systems looking to accelerate their adoption of analytics.

Analytics is at the core of everything at The Healthcare Analytics Summit 2015, with an immersive experience unlike any other conference. Each attendee will have access to a mobile app to provide poll answers, questions and comments that speakers will incorporate into their presentations in real time. A team of staff analysts will share meaningful insights from summit data throughout the conference in group settings and on attendees’ mobile devices, creating a more substantive, engaging experience.

About Health Catalyst

Health Catalyst is a mission-driven data warehousing, analytics and outcomes-improvement company that helps healthcare organizations of all sizes perform the clinical, financial, and operational reporting and analysis needed for population health and accountable care. Our proven enterprise data warehouse (EDW) and analytics platform helps improve quality, add efficiency and lower costs in support of more than 50 million patients for organizations ranging from the largest US health system to forward-thinking physician practices. For more information, visit, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

For more information contact:
Todd Stein
Amendola Communications for Health Catalyst