John Muir Health Selects Health Catalyst to Drive Care Improvement and Cost Savings

San Francisco Bay Area Health System Implements Health Catalyst’s Enterprise Data Warehouse and Analytics Platform

SALT LAKE CITY, UT and WALNUT CREEK, CA– SEPTEMBER 22, 2015Health Catalyst, a leader in healthcare data warehousing, analytics and outcomes improvement, and John Muir Health, a nationally recognized health system, today announced a strategic partnership to improve the health of the Bay Area’s population using a new data-driven approach to performance improvement.

The multi-year program will accelerate John Muir Health’s quest to move to a population health management model where large pools of aggregated patient information and financial data are analyzed to provide the highest quality and most cost-effective care to each patient. Health Catalyst’s unique approach to collecting and analyzing data also will empower John Muir Health’s partnerships with other Bay Area health systems to develop a comprehensive network of Bay Area providers who have the tools and information they need to deliver safe, high quality, patient centered care at an affordable price.

“A fundamental priority for John Muir Health is using sophisticated data analysis to pinpoint opportunities to improve both the quality of the care we deliver and the economy of our operations,” said Chris Pass, Senior Vice President and interim Chief Financial Officer of John Muir Health. “We believe Health Catalyst has the right mix of cutting-edge technology, services and, most importantly, the industry track record to help us get there.”

John Muir Health selected Health Catalyst after a multi-year review process facilitated by Accenture that included matching the company’s capabilities against an independent assessment of John Muir Health’s top analytics needs.

“Health Catalyst not only matched up perfectly with our analytics priorities, but their time-to-value outperformed any other vendor we looked at,” said Jim Wesley, John Muir Health’s Senior Vice President of Data and Analytics. “Most analytic platforms take years to stand up, but Health Catalyst has demonstrated they can do it in a matter of weeks, and make it highly flexible and agile so we can respond quickly to changing conditions.”

Health Catalyst’s Late-Binding™ Data Warehouse (EDW) and Analytics platform will help John Muir Health to identify clinical and operational insights from the terabytes of raw data collected across its two acute care hospitals, behavioral health center, outpatient centers and more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians. New multi-disciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, IT experts, administrators and finance experts will use the insights to enhance the quality and efficiency of care delivery provided across the John Muir Health system.

“We are honored to have been selected by John Muir Health, one of the top health systems in one of the nation’s most advanced healthcare environments, to help them advance the science and process of performance improvement,” said Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst. “John Muir Health’s decision to pursue this multi-year effort is a testament to their commitment to deliver the best outcomes for the patients of the Bay Area.”

About John Muir Health

John Muir Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care organization east of San Francisco serving patients in Contra Costa, eastern Alameda and southern Solano Counties. It includes a network of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians, more than 5,500 employees, medical centers in Concord and Walnut Creek, including Contra Costa County’s only trauma center, and a Behavioral Health Center. John Muir Health also has partnerships with San Ramon Regional Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center and Stanford Children’s Health to expand its capabilities, increase access to services and better serve patients. The health system offers a full-range of medical services, including primary care, outpatient and imaging services, and is widely recognized as a leader in many specialties – neurosciences, orthopedic, cancer, cardiovascular, trauma, emergency, pediatrics and high-risk obstetrics care. For more information, visit

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