Larry Grandia Joins Board

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Health Catalyst, the leader in healthcare data warehousing, today announced the election of Larry Grandia to its board of directors. Mr. Grandia brings more than 40 years of business and technology leadership experience to the Health Catalyst board.

“Mr. Grandia is an accomplished CIO veteran of the healthcare IT industry,” said Dr. David Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst. “Having worked with him for more than two decades, I can attest to the respect people have for him. We are fortunate to have him advising us as we work to inform healthcare executives about the substantial value they can realize through our healthcare data warehouse and clinical process improvement methodologies.”

Until his retirement in 2007, Mr. Grandia was executive vice president and chief technology officer of Premier, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, a nationwide alliance of 200 not-for-profit healthcare systems operating or affiliated with approximately 1,500 hospitals.

Before joining Premier in 2000, Mr. Grandia was president and chief executive officer of DAOU Systems, Inc., a publicly traded healthcare information technology professional services company. Prior to DAOU, Mr. Grandia led IT functions for Intermountain Healthcare, Inc., a leading not-for-profit healthcare system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, for more than two decades. He earlier held positions at IBM and at a regional healthcare management engineering and consulting firm.

“I’ve had the good fortune of being actively involved in the healthcare IT field since 1968—more than half that time as CIO at Intermountain. During my career, significant progress has been made in the application of IT to improve critical work functions, though much less progress has been made in the analysis of residual data to drive evidence-based quality improvement and cost reduction efforts,” observed Mr. Grandia. “I’m confident that Health Catalyst —with its roots in the fundamental methodologies that led to several decades of success at Intermountain, coupled with Health Catalyst’s subsequent technology and methodology advances—can dramatically assist health care organizations in harvesting quality and cost benefits from their existing IT investments.”

In addition to his executive positions, Mr. Grandia has served on the boards of PatientSafe Solutions, DAOU Systems, Inc., IDX Corporation and on advisory boards for 3M Healthcare Information Systems and the Center for Clinical Integration. He was a member of the National Task Force on Information Management for the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations and the Institute of Medicine’s Patient Safety Data Standards committee.

He is a frequent healthcare industry speaker on information technology and has been active in industry-wide professional groups. He served as a founding board member of the following organizations: Microsoft Healthcare User Group (MSHUG), the National Alliance for Healthcare Information Technology (NAHIT), and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), of which he is a fellow. Grandia is also a fellow, life member, and past board member of the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS), past president of Electronic Computing Health Oriented (ECHO), which served as IBM’s healthcare users group, and a past member of the Healthcare Information Systems Executive Association (HISEA).

Spanning his career, Mr. Grandia has received numerous professional recognitions. Most recently, he was presented with the 50 in 50 award – a HIMSS 2011 recognition of 50 individuals over its 50 years who have exemplified memorable achievements in healthcare information technology. In October 1999, he was named among the “Most Influential in Healthcare IT” by the ADVANCE for Health Information Executives magazine. In 1995, he received the Gold Award for achievement in managing information technology from Carnegie Mellon University and American Management Systems. In 1992, he was awarded HIMSS’ “CIO of the Year” (John E. Gall, Jr.) award for outstanding contributions to the field of healthcare information management. In 1991, he was recognized as a top 100 CIO by the CIO magazine.