Media and Analyst Coverage

mHealth Partnership Adds Music Therapy to Stroke Rehabilitation Toolkit (Xtelligent Media)

Click to view full article By Eric Wicklund | June 11, 2019 A new partnership aims to add music therapy to a health plan’s or provider’s mHealth toolkit for helping patients recovering from a stroke. MedRhythms, a Boston-based digital therapeutics company that combines sensors, AI technology and music in physical rehabilitation programs focused on walking, has forged a partnership with Health Catalyst’s new life sciences business to make its platform available to payers and providers looking for new ways to enhance stroke rehabilitation programs. Through the deal, Health Catalyst – which uses data analytics to identify care gaps and works with payers and providers to identify digital therapeutic solutions – will include the MedRhythms…

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Integris Health to deploy Health Catalyst Data Operating System (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Click to view full article By Anuja Vaidya | June 10, 2019 Integris Health, a 16-hospital system in Oklahoma City, Okla., is implementing the Health Catalyst Data Operating System across its network. The new platform will enable the system to centralize data from its Epic EHR and from financial, operational and patient satisfaction systems. The platform is cloud-based, open and flexible, and it includes analytics capabilities that can be used to enhance performance, population health and cost-cutting initiatives. Integris Health also will have access to Health Catalyst's library of technology solutions...Click to view full article Click to view full article

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Six Keys for Optimizing Physician Workflow (Health Data Management)

Click to view full article By Joseph Goedert | April 23, 2019 Precision medicine could hold the promise of enabling physicians to compare the data and treatment approaches for patients with similar conditions and similar genetic profiles. Technology also could identify effective treatments and even projected costs. But to achieve these future promises of precision medicine, much basic blocking and tackling must first occur, says Ed Corbett, MD, medical officer at Health Catalyst, which ...Click to view full article Click to view full article

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For Better And Worse, Could Banking Become Like Healthcare? (Forbes)

Click to view full article By Ron Shevlin | April 22, 2019 OBSERVATIONS FROM THE FINTECH SNARK TANK The thought of the banking industry becoming like the healthcare industry should scare the bejesus out of anybody. But don't jump to conclusions. There could be some positives in that scenario. Here are three ways banking could become like healthcare--and two out of three would be for the better. Outcomes-Based Banking Over the past 15 years, the healthcare industry has ...Click to view full article Click to view full article

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Digital Health Funding Dips in Q1 2019, Rock Health Report Finds (HFMA)

Click to view full article By Erin Dietsche | April 2, 2019 Rock Health’s latest report found $986 million was invested across 61 digital health deals in the first quarter of 2019. By comparison, that’s a little more than half of the $1.6 billion raised in Q1 2018. It’s also at about the same level as Q1 2017 funding and 31 percent below the funding secured in Q1 2016, according to Rock Health. A few top amounts secured in the first three months of 2019 include an $88 million round for Calm, which makes a meditation app, and a $100 million round for Health Catalyst, a data analytics company. Both Calm and Health Catalyst…

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The Q Awards: One Healthy Unicorn

Click to view full article By Bri Stewart | March 28, 2019 We at Healthcare Innovation were once again thrilled with the extraordinary quality of submissions we received from innovating patient care organizations across the U.S. In addition to the four winning teams this year, our editorial staff also selected six organizations as semifinalists. Below are descriptions of these teams’ initiatives. Allina Health dashboards help coach physicians on EHR optimization Most large healthcare provider organizations have teams working to optimize their electronic health record (EHR) use, but Allina Health in Minnesota is particularly aggressive in its efforts to help clinicians...Click to view full article Click to…

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The 2019 Innovator Awards Program: Semifinalists (Healthcare Innovation)

Click to view full article By David Raths | March 26, 2019 We at Healthcare Innovation were once again thrilled with the extraordinary quality of submissions we received from innovating patient care organizations across the U.S. In addition to the four winning teams this year, our editorial staff also selected six organizations as semifinalists. Below are descriptions of these teams’ initiatives. Allina Health dashboards help coach physicians on EHR optimization Most large healthcare provider organizations have teams working to optimize their electronic health record (EHR) use, but Allina Health in Minnesota is particularly aggressive in its efforts to help clinicians...Click to view full article Click to…

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Analytics Vendor Capabilities Are Expanding as Hospital Use Cases are Too (Healthcare IT News)

Click to view full article By Mike Miliard | March 22, 2019 As healthcare providers find new and innovative uses for their data, the capabilities of analytics vendors to help them manage it for a variety of use cases are also on the rise, according to a new study from Chilmark Research. WHY IT MATTERS The report finds that these vendors' analytics tools are fast-evolving to help hospitals and health systems make the most of their enterprise performance management efforts. Most of these organizations are still focused primarily...Click to view full article Click to view full article

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Healthcare Waste Is a Problem that Helped Health Catalyst Earn a $1B Valuation (Digital Health)

View Full Article By Janae Sharp | March 05, 2019 For Health Catalyst, innovation is about bringing together agile partners who can make change with industry giants. I spoke with Tom Burton, co-founder of the health data, analytics and decision support company, shortly after receiving a billion-dollar valuation. This “unicorn” status is a huge accomplishment in health IT, and I wanted to hear what problems the leader of the company was most excited about solving. I was thrilled to hear that Health Catalyst had a data product that helped improve the efficiency of activity-based costing in healthcare. Last year, I wrote about how transitioning to value-based care is limited by our data infrastructure. But…

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Fast-Growing Analytics Firm Health Catalyst Expands Into Life Sciences (genomeweb)

Feb 19, 2018 | Neil Versel

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CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – After more than a decade of making a name for itself in the world of health analytics and raising gobs of money, Health Catalyst is making its first push into life sciences... Click to view full article

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Health Catalyst Becomes Utah’s New Tech Unicorn (KUTV Video)

View Full Article Here Utah has a new tech unicorn, which is the name given to a private startup company valued at a billion dollars. Health Catalyst is the latest private technology company to hit this level. The CEO of Health Catalyst Dan Burton spoke exclusively on camera with 2News' Holly Menino about what this means for his company and for the state of Utah. "We're in our eleventh year as a company. As is often the case with companies as they grow and mature, it seems like an overnight success story, that's often not the case, and for us we've been at this a long…

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Cloud Unicorn: Health Catalyst Reaches $1 Billion Valuation Sifting Through Hospitals’ Data (Forbes)

VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE [By Michela Tindera] Feb. 7, 2019 

Health Catalyst, a data analytics provider to hospitals, has raised $100 million in debt and equity financing, tipping the Salt Lake City startup’s valuation to more than $1 billion, the company announced Thursday.

Hospitals use Health Catalyst’s software to link the data that they already have housed in a number of siloed databases, like the ones used to track insurance claims, patient satisfaction and, of course, the electronic health record. Once that data is linked, it’s analyzed to help... View Full Article Here VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Health Catalyst Hits $1 Billion Valuation With Latest Financing (WSJ)

VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE [By Heather Mack] Updated Feb. 7, 2019 6:02 a.m. ET Few digital-health companies have joined the billion-dollar startup club. For those that have, it has been a long road. From primary-care startup One Medical to consumer genomics giant 23andMe Inc., most take about a decade to become members. Health Catalyst Inc. became the latest. More than 10 years after it was founded, it now commands a $1 billion valuation following a $100 million funding led by OrbiMed Advisors... View Full Article Here VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Transition to value-based care needs data integration (TechTarget)

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By using AI-powered data analytics from DOS, providers could have a holistic view of a patient's treatment plan, while patient data is secured with Microsoft Azure cloud service.

Patient data is more complex than it was even a few years ago. For a better transition to value-based care, providers now need to access data of different kinds from various sources, which would be difficult without having a standard data dictionary across systems. he data sources may include care quality databases, hospitals' financial databases and cost reporting. Meanwhile, patient data can be transmitted from wearables, home health devices and other mobile or web-based apps. "In…

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5 CIOs share how they gain buy-in on new technology (Becker’s Hospital Review)

VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE [By Jackie Drees] CIOs from five health systems discuss how their organizations develop physician buy-in on new technologies, from fostering cultures of groupness to employing physician leaders for extra support. Question: How does your organization gain physician buy-in when it is implementing a new technology or solution? TJ Malseed. Chief Health Information Officer for Keck Medicine of University of Southern California (Los Angeles): Our solutions are born of walking in the shoes of our physicians. That means understanding the day-to-day challenges to streamline their clinical experience, from ambulatory clinic visits to complex procedures... View Full Article Here VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE

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It’s time to use machine learning to combat the opioid epidemic (Becker’s Hospital Review)

VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE [By Heather Schoonover] Deaths from opioid drug overdoses continued to spike in 2017, reaching a new high of 70,000 deaths and contributing to a drop in life expectancy for the third year in a row, according to new datareleased this week by the Centers for Disease Control. Some preliminary evidence points to the trend flattening in the first few months of this year, thanks to clinician awareness of the crisis, and their use of a limited number of opioid risk assessment tools. But these tools aren’t sufficiently accurate, reliable, or available. Fortunately, risk prediction tools that leverage machine learning...View Full Article Here

Machine learning system saves case managers 1,327 hours per year (HealthcareIT News)

VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE [By Bill Siwicki] Since the new discharge platform was introduced at Bon Secours Charity Hospital, it has cut the amount of time case managers need to prepare from a daily average of 35 minutes to eight. Bon Secours Charity Hospital, a three-hospital health system that is part of Westchester Center Health Network, also known as WMCHealth, was using a risk scoring algorithm in its electronic health record that was not very accurate. THE PROBLEM As a result, WMCHealth missed some high-risk patients and classified other patients as high-risk who were not. In addition, the automated daily report sent to case managers included only patients who had primary care doctors. The case…

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Why Telemedicine Success Measurements Fall Short (Healthcare Analytics News)

VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE [By Janae Sharp] Telemedicine is one key way to bring care closer to patient needs. Healthy life changes in the home have massive effects on patient outcomes, alleviating some of the circumstances that physicians and payers cannot control but for which they are still held financially liable. Social circumstances and access to care have a huge impact on someone’s potential to heal. A lack of specialists and limited access to care in rural areas mean some patients drive hours to treatment. But developing a telemedicine program... View Full Article Here VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Providers turn to analytics to keep patients healthier (Health Data Managment)

VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE [By Gienna Shawe] Anyone who’s shopped on the e-commerce juggernaut Amazon.com knows that the company analyzes customers’ shopping habits and serves up suggestions for what they might like to buy next. If you’re looking at one product, it can tell you how many customers bought a different item or what they bought in addition to that item. “Why can’t we do that in healthcare?” wonders Charles “Chuck” Christian, vice president of technology and engagement at the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE). Organizations are “learning now how to standardize [data] and normalize... ... View Full Article Here VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Hidden Treasure: The Value of Unstructured Documentation (ForTheRecord)

VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE [By Selena Chavis] Natural language processing helps health care organizations locate unseen discrete data. The wealth of information that resides in unstructured EHR documentation and its potential to positively impact care delivery is not lost on the health care industry. For years, the opportunities available through natural language processing (NLP) to uncover the treasure within free text—currently comprising 80% of clinical documentation—have been the discussion of much industry fodder. NLP turns unstructured documentation into shareable data that can be analyzed and acted upon. A recent Chilmark Research report, "Natural Language Processing: Unlocking the Potential of a Digital Healthcare Era," examined the current state of the industry as it pertains... 

CFO’s guide to creating a successful innovation dashboard for healthcare (Healthcare Finance News)

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The core of a dashboard is information, as systems track the development and efficacy of innovation projects.

At first blush, the concept of a hospital or health system having an innovation dashboard seems simple enough. And it is, in some respects. It's a dashboard. It tracks innovative projects. There's nothing opaque about the terminology. Setting up a successful dashboard can be a multi-layered process, however, so it helps to have experience and expertise on your side. A good dashboard needs enthusiastic leadership, a technically sound framework, well-trained staff and good communication. Put those things together and you're talking about a tool with the potential... View…

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Netflix co-founder urges Utah health executives to develop tolerance for risk (Deseret News)

VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE [By Ben Lockhard] SALT LAKE CITY — Netflix co-founder and California resident Marc Randolph says Dallas is his favorite place in the world. Randolph's emotional connection to the city stems from a meeting he had with Blockbuster executives in its downtown Renaissance Tower when they were Goliaths of the video industry, and Netflix a lowly David. With Netflix struggling to stay financially viable, Randolph and co-founder Reed Hastings tried to set up a meeting with Blockbuster executives to see whether there was any interest in buying their company. But Netflix, at a little more than 2 years old, had less than 100 employees while Blockbuster ... View Full Article…

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Top 10 Tech Trends of 2018 (Healthcare Informatics)

VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE [By David Raths] Analytics teams are working with increasingly sophisticated data warehouses, data lakes Editor’s Note: Throughout the next week, in our annual Top Ten Tech Trends package, we will share with you, our readers, stories on how we gauge the U.S. healthcare system’s forward evolution into the future. Once health systems got most of their data into electronic and structured format, the next logical step was the development of data warehouses and analytics platforms, and capabilities to learn from all that data. Today those efforts are still in their adolescence in many organizations, but investments in warehousing and analytics continues, with a goal of identifying and solving institutional inefficiencies and…

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Health Catalyst Powering Data-Driven Care Delivery

A huge data deluge surrounds the healthcare sector–from patient records, conditions, co-morbidities to changes in scientific flow. Amidst the transition to value-based care, it is of utmost importance for physicians to unlock the value from the data to provide the best and financially sustainable care. However, they do not have the necessary tools or resources to reach their goals. While deploying an EHR system is one of the necessary steps towards data-driven care delivery, it is not the answer to all the physician problems. Alongside an EHR system, care providers require a platform that provides an enterprise-wide and consistent view of data from multiple sources. Health Catalyst ticks the right boxes when it comes to bridging the path to value-based…

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8 Ways Doctors Can Address the Opioid Epidemic (Managed Healthcare Executive)

VIEW FULL ARTICLE HERE [By Karen Appold]

With addiction to opioids and other pain-relieving medications reaching record levels in the United States, at 2 million in 2015—according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, it’s important for providers to employ strategies to avert dependence. From 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people died in the United States from overdoses related to prescription opioids, the CDC reported. Here’s a look at what healthcare providers are doing to decrease dependence.

1. Pick a pain management quarterback

With the burden of coordination for pain care management following inpatient procedures such as orthopedic surgery typically falling on the…

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