Health Catalyst CEO Dan Burton Featured in World Economic Forum Video Briefing on Strategic Shifts in Healthcare

Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson, Harvard personal genomics pioneer George Church among the leaders featured

SALT LAKE CITY – June 5, 2015 – The World Economic Forum Academy, a global online learning initiative, this week released its video series on “Strategic Shifts in Healthcare,” including commentaries by leaders in the public and private healthcare sector on Big Data, mobile health, personal genomics, consumer healthcare, and related topics.

Among the leaders featured in the video series is Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst, who was interviewed on the topic of “Big-data based analytics” and the technology’s impact on improving healthcare.

“I believe we’re on the cusp of an explosion of data-informed innovation that will occur within the industry but also with individuals and companies that come from outside of healthcare that are very adept at utilizing data, analyzing data, and pinpointing opportunities for improvement,” Burton says in the video. “Over the next five years I think we’ll see the harnessing of new sources of data in new and innovative ways that will be very impactful for the industry at large. … This is a transformative journey that health systems need to go on.”

The video series is part of the World Economic Forum Academy’s core program of curated expert videos designed to help improve professional leadership in the global public interest.

In addition to Burton, “Strategic Shifts in Healthcare” features:

  • Arnaud Bernaert, Senior Director, Head of Global Health and Healthcare Industries, World Economic Forum
  • Bernard Tyson, Chief Executive Officer, Kaiser Permanente
  • George Church, Director, Lipper Centre for Computational Genetics, Harvard Medical School
  • Ron Gutman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HealthTap
  • Rakesh Kapoor, Chief Executive Officer, Reckitt Benckiser
  • Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

The video can be viewed here:

The World Economic Forum previously selected Health Catalyst as one of 24 global 2015 Technology Pioneers. The award recognizes transformative companies at the forefront of their industries including previous Technology Pioneers: AirBnb, Cyberdyne, Azuri Technologies, Dropbox, Kickstarter, Solazyme, Twitter, Mozilla Corporation and Google.

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 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.

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Todd Stein
Amendola Communications for Health Catalyst