Health Quest to Advance Value-Based Care with Health Catalyst Data Warehouse and Analytics Platform

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New York Health System Believes Data-Driven Approach Holds Key to Improving Health of Patients

SALT LAKE CITY, UT and LAGRANGEVILLE, NY – May 19, 2015Health Quest, the largest family of nonprofit hospitals and healthcare providers in New York’s Hudson Valley, and Health Catalyst have partnered on a strategic initiative to improve the health of patients using a new data-driven approach to quality and performance improvement.

Health Quest will implement Health Catalyst’s Late-Binding™ Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) and Analytics platform to take advantage of proven advances in data collection and analytics. The technology will help Health Quest discern clinical and operational insights from the terabytes of raw data collected by multiple software systems across its three hospitals, and eventually across its multispecialty medical and urgent care offices located in 17 Hudson Valley communities. Health Catalyst also will help to organize multidisciplinary teams of Health Quest physicians, nurses, IT specialists, administrators and finance experts to use these insights to enhance the quality and efficiency of care delivery provided across the health system.

“Most health systems today are starving for timely, accurate information as well as the means to use it to significantly improve the quality and efficiency of patient care,” said Claudine Fasse, Health Quest Vice President of Operations, Project Management and Business Intelligence. “When you’re dealing with people’s lives you need to be able to make decisions based on information you can trust. We’re excited to partner with Health Catalyst to create a single source of data truth that we can use to improve our delivery of high quality value-based care.”

Fasse said Health Quest will initiate the new data-driven improvement program by focusing on reducing readmissions, improving sepsis management, safely lowering length of stay and providing executive dashboards with near real-time data from operational areas to “help our leaders make good decisions and drive day-to-day activity.”

“We are grateful to have been selected by Health Quest to help advance the science and process of quality and performance improvement,” said Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst. “Health Quest’s commitment to this extensive multiyear effort to enhance its quality and drive efficiencies is a clear testament to their devotion to delivering the best outcomes for the patients of their communities.”

Ray Pankuch, Health Quest Director of Business Intelligence and Data Services, said previous attempts to integrate data to drive performance improvements at Health Quest produced information that was as much as two months old. “We need to be very agile to react to the fast-changing regulatory environment in healthcare,” Pankuch said. “Health Catalyst gives us an enterprise data warehouse that can quickly adapt to changes in the regulatory environment without having to rebuild the whole warehouse.”

Health Catalyst’s healthcare-specific EDW and analytics applications will provide a unified view of clinical and performance data from Health Quest electronic health records (EHR) and other enterprise applications. Built using a late-binding architecture proven to deliver quick time-to-value and flexibility for the changing nature of healthcare data, Health Catalyst’s data warehouse and content-driven analytics applications can be quickly adjusted to answer pressing questions in minutes instead of the days or weeks required for most decision support tools and processes. Once implemented, opportunities for care improvements will be at the fingertips of Health Quest clinicians and administrators, leading to better quality at lower cost.

About Health Quest

Health Quest is the largest family of integrated nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley. Health Quest combines talented physicians, state-of-the-art technology and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of service lines, including Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Orthopedics, Neurosciences, Women’s and Children’s Services and Surgical Services.

Health Quest has a network of convenient locations throughout Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam and northern Westchester counties, including three award-winning hospitals — Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie — plus multiple Health Quest Medical Practice primary care and specialty locations, two Urgent Care locations and affiliates including the Thompson House, a 100-bed skilled nursing facility on the Northern Dutchess Hospital campus, Hudson Valley Home Care and The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology services in the region.

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.

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