Community Health Network to Create Single Source of Truth with Health Catalyst’s Late-Binding™ Data Warehouse and Analytics Platform

Data platform to connect multiple EHRs and become the “central source for all analytic initiatives” at 10-hospital Central Indiana health system

INDIANAPOLIS and SALT LAKE CITY – September 3, 2014 – Community Health Network (Community), ranked among the nation’s most integrated health systems, has selected Health Catalyst to help develop a data-driven culture of quality and performance improvement.

Health Catalyst’s Late-Binding™ Data Warehouse and Analytics Platform will give leaders and clinicians at Community a unified view of the clinical, financial and patient satisfaction data collected across the organization’s ten hospitals and more than 90 primary care clinics.

“Our “Patients First” philosophy requires that we bring all our resources to bear on giving our patients the best care and the best experience possible,” said Ron Thieme, Ph.D., chief knowledge and information officer at Community Health Network. “That means accessing the considerable volume of data we have to create knowledge that will help us drive quality and performance—and Health Catalyst leads the pack in this area.”

“As we evaluated potential partners, Health Catalyst quickly rose to the top of the list,” Thieme added. “The combination of a successful track record, an ever-expanding menu of analytical tools, and sterling healthcare credentials give us great confidence that we will be able to assimilate and act upon the insights generated. We were especially attracted by their track record of working hands-on with their clients long-term to help them be successful – they truly are a partner, not just a vendor.”

Joining three EHRs and multiple network applications

Health Catalyst’s enterprise data warehouse (EDW) will normalize and make accessible the terabytes of clinical data currently isolated within Community’s Epic, Cerner and Meditech electronic health record (EHR) applications. Additional source data for the EDW will come from Community’s Oracle (PeopleSoft) enterprise resource planning (ERP), revenue cycle management, and business intelligence applications.

“Physicians, nurses and healthcare administrators are evidence-driven professionals who, understandably, won’t change their practices unless you can prove to them with the right data that there’s a better way,” said Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst. “Yet you can’t develop that proof unless you have all relevant data in one place, and the tools to effectively analyze and present it. We are thrilled that Community Health Network has chosen to partner with us in leveraging their data to uncover variances in care, promote new best practices, and advance the science and process of quality and performance improvement.”

Single Source of Truth

Health Catalyst works by creating a “single source of truth” for organizations using its unique “late-binding” approach to data capture. The technology not only is faster and more agile than traditional “early-binding” EDW processes – delivering value within weeks or months rather than years – but it also addresses the need for clinical analysis of near-real time information to track and improve care for whole populations of patients

The Health Catalyst EDW deploys with 10 standard content-driven analytics applications and a framework that enables rapid development of hundreds of new applications to solve both basic and complex reporting needs for a healthcare delivery system. As a result, clients can implement changes in process and behavior much faster and more broadly, scaling the systematic improvement of clinical quality and operational efficiency.

About Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes.  As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services.  To learn more, visit or call 800-777-7775.

About Health Catalyst

Health Catalyst is a mission-driven data warehousing and analytics 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 30 million patients for organizations ranging from the largest US health system to forward-thinking physician practices. Faster and more agile than data warehouses from other industries, the Health Catalyst Late-Binding™ EDW has been heralded by KLAS as a “newer and more effective way to approach EDW.” For more information, visit, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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