Media and Analyst Coverage

Business Elevated Podcast Interview with Dan Orentstein (Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development)

Listen to Interview January 25, 2021 This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah. This episode includes a conversation between April Young Bennett, industry director of life sciences and healthcare innovation GOED, and Dan Orenstein, general counsel at Health Catalyst. The Business Elevated podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. Listen to Interview

How Activity-Based Costing Can Boost Hospital Finances (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Read Full Article In collaboration with Health Catalyst | January 21st, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has strained hospital revenue because of reduced patient volumes and expenses related to the virus. To improve their financial picture, organizations must make cost-reduction decisions based on credible patient-level cost and quality data using the most accurate cost management method. Some cost management methods are obsolete, but activity-based costing can accurately measure and assess clinical costs by providing insights into how resources are used, and by whom, Rob DeMichiei, retired executive vice president and CFO of Pittsburgh-based UPMC, said during a Jan. 20 session at the Becker's Healthcare CEO + CFO virtual forum, sponsored by Health Catalyst. Five takeaways from…

Business Radio X: Trudy Sullivan Interview

Listen to Interview Listen as Trudy Sullivan, Chief Communications and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Health Catalyst, speaks with Lee Kantor of Business Radio X, about how we are advancing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Health Catalyst and in healthcare. Listen to Interview

Utah Companies Recognized for Leadership, Training and Creativity (The Salt Lake Tribune)

Read Full Article By Kathy Stephenson | Dec. 10, 2020 The Salt Lake Tribune’s Top Workplaces report annually selects three top executives — one each from a large, midsize and small company — for leadership awards. It also recognizes companies for their work in specific areas such as employee training, encouraging new ideas and promoting a work-life balance. The annual survey, conducted by Energage, a Philadelphia-based research and consulting firm, resulted in these leadership and special awards...Read Full Article Read Full Article

Farhana Nakhooda COVID-19 Role of Data Interview (Channel News Asia)

View Interview Here Channel News Asia | Dec. 11, 2020 Farhana Nakhooda, Senior Vice President, Healthcare & Life Sciences (Asia Pacific), Health Catalyst, interview on Channel News Asia on the role of data in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations. The interview runs from time stamp 1:06:58 to 1:13:00...View Interview Here View Interview Here

As Pfizer Vaccine Gets Emergency Approval, Experts Say It’s Time to Face Challenges (International Business Times IBT)

Read Full Article Farhana Nakhooda and Gary Chua spoke to IBTImes Singapore about the challenges ahead and how world governments can solve vaccine-related issues. By Bhaswati Guha Majumder | Dec. 12, 2020 Days after the UK became the first country to begin mass vaccination using Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US has authorized the vaccine for emergency use and called the announcement a "significant milestone". The vaccine has also received regulatory approval in Canada, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. But according to experts, challenges are not over until people all around receive a vaccine within time and the clock is ticking. Farhana Nakhooda, Senior Vice President, Healthcare & Life…

How Data and Analytics Can Help Rapidly Identify High-Risk Patients and Prioritise Covid-19 Immunisation Efforts 9 (MoneyFM 89.3 Radio)

Listen to Interview MoneyFM 89.3 Radio | Dec. 7, 2020 With more than 200 potential Covid-19 vaccines being developed globally, the world is filled each day with news on the latest developments. While the world is busy looking out for the ‘right’ vaccine for themselves, how can nations prioritise immunisation efforts? Farhana Nakhooda, Senior Vice President, Healthcare & Life Sciences (Asia Pacific), Health Catalyst shares some of the challenges with Covid-19 data collection, and how data and analytics can help identify high-risk patients and prioritise immunisation efforts. Listen to Interview Listen to Interview

The 30 highest-rated US and UK CEOs during the coronavirus pandemic, according to employees (FNTalk)

Read Full Article Nov. 21, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has been, and continues to be, a major test for corporate leaders. The public is watching whether CEOs lay off or furlough workers, as well as how they treat their employees during this time. As billionaire Mark Cuban said in April, customers who see companies laying off employees will send those brands "to the toilet." Employees themselves are taking note, too. Bank of America's Sheri Bronstein, the company's chief human resources officer, recently told Business Insider that employees are paying close attention to the benefits their employers choose to give them or not, such as added mental health benefits or childcare benefits. So which CEOs…

Tech Talk Interview: Farhana Nakhooda, SVP of Healthcare & Life Sciences

LISTEN: Farhana Nakhooda, Senior Vice President of Healthcare & Life Sciences (Asia Pacific) at Health Catalyst How can a data-driven integrated healthcare platform help healthcare providers achieve measurable and data-informed healthcare improvement, ultimately reducing healthcare costs and waste in the long run? LISTEN TO INTERVIEW

Family-Friendliest Award: Organizations Seek to Be the Calm in the Storm for Employees During Pandemic

Read Full Article By Steven Ross Johnson | October 8, 2020 For places like Marimn Health, addressing the needs and well-being of their more than 200 employees was a key component to handling the fiscal pressures caused by COVID-19. Located on an Indian reservation and owned and operated by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, the Idaho-based health system had established an employee benefits program that provided workers and their families a number of supports to address stress, anxiety issues or financial concerns well before the pandemic. But as the threat of COVID-19 led to schools closing throughout the area, Marimn considered hiring its own teachers who could provide a makeshift school for employees’ children. “If…

Covid As an Accelerant: On Value-based Care (Yes), On Telemedicine (Partly), on AI (Not So Much) (Managed Healthcare Executive)

Read Full Article By Peter Wehrwein and Briana Contreras | Sept 5, 2020 Improved medical management of acute respiratory disease and a shift toward value-based care will be two of the last effects of COVID-19 pandemic, according to Brent James, M.D., M.Stat. “We are seeing the financial model shift,” James said in a video interview this past week with Managed Healthcare Executive®. “And if anything, Covid has accelerated the shift to provider-at-risk, pay for value, population health — all names for the same thing.” James has been a leader in taking a systems approach to healthcare quality and patient safety t and became well known for his work in that area at Intermountain Healthcare…

Balance Lacking in the COVID-19 Response (Managed Healthcare)

Read Full Article By Peter Wehrwein and Briana Contreras | Sept 3, 2020 Brent James, M.D., M.Stat., doesn’t want to be misunderstood. COVID-19 is a big deal. But… “How do I nuance this? Covid is a very important disease, it has had a major impact,” James said in video interview with Managed Healthcare Executive® this week. “But not to the extent that some of the news media and some of our political leaders have pumped it. This is well within our scale as it turns out.” James, an international leader in quality improvement and patient safety who became well known for his work at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, said the initial reaction…

Plasma should not be considered standard care for coronavirus, NIH panel says (CNN)

Read Full Article By Maggie Fox | Sept 2, 2020

(CNN)A National Institutes of Health panel said there's no evidence backing the use of convalescent plasma to treat coronavirus patients and that doctors should not treat it as a standard of care until more study has been done.

"There are insufficient data to recommend either for or against the use of convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19," the panel of more than three dozen experts said in a statement posted on the NIH website Tuesday. The statement, which was posted quietly, contradicts the Trump Administration's characterization of the treatment as "historic" and a "major advance" and directly refers to…

Real-World Data: US FDA Gets 2 Out Of 10 In Abernethy’s Self-Assessment Of COVID Usage (Pink Sheet)

Read Full Article By Sue Sutter | Sept 2, 2020 Executive Summary But principal deputy commissioner gives FDA an ‘8 or 9 on vision’ of how to use RWD to address the pandemic and other challenges. The low ‘execution’ score is due to the large amount of effort needed to understand what datasets are available, how they can be used with confidence and what questions they can answer, Abernethy says... View Full Article Read Full Article

3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change Healthcare (Forbes)

READ FULL ARTICLE By Konstantine Buhler | Aug 4, 2020 It’s no secret that healthcare costs have risen faster than inflation for decades. Some experts estimate that healthcare will account for over 20% of the US GDP by 2025. Meanwhile, doctors are working harder than ever before to treat patients as the U.S. physician shortage continues to grow. Many medical professionals have their schedules packed so tightly that much of the human element which motivated their pursuit of medicine in the first place is reduced. In healthcare, artificial intelligence (AI) can seem intimidating. At the birthday party of a radiologist friend, she gently expressed how she… View Full Article

Allina Health Works to Fix Implicit Biases After Health Care Disparity Found Among Black Patients (KSTP News)

Read Full Article By Ben Henry | Jul 26, 2020 Minneapolis-based Allina Health has been working toward health care equality after finding a disparity with its Black patients. In 2018, Allina Health’s Health Equity Program received a disparity review from Health Catalyst, a healthcare data and analytics company. The data revealed that the number of Black patients enrolling for hospice care was lower than other populations. Allina then looked further at the issue and considered what was happening implicit bias — its staff were simply... View Full Article Read Full Article

Three Ways To Have Kinder Workplaces, And Why It Matters (Forbes)

Read Full Article Forbes | May 19, 2020 If you haven't had a bad boss, you've probably seen one on TV. The fearsome boss is a staple of American pop culture, from tyrannical media moguls and greedy masters of the finance universe. Does the on-screen prevalence of bad bosses appeal to viewers by mirroring their own experiences? Sadly, the answer seems to be yes. In a Psychologist-Manager Journal survey, 75% of employees said that their boss was the most stressful aspect of their jobs. The old nice-guys-finish-last ethos will take a while…

Health Catalyst CEO Says Health Systems Need Robust Data and Analytics to Combat the 2nd COVID-19 Wave (FierceHealthcare)

Read Full Article By Heather Landi | May 14, 2020 Health Catalyst's revenue grew 28% in the first quarter to reach $45 million, but the company reported a quarterly loss of $17.5 million.

A year ago, the Salt Lake City-based company reported revenue of $35 million and a net loss of $13.7 million.

On a per-share basis, Health Catalyst said it had a loss of 47 cents in the first quarter of 2020. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 16 cents per share based on the weighted average number of shares of 37.1 million shares.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research…

What Economic Recovery Looks like from the View of a Business Owner (Deseret News)

Read Full Article By Matthew Brown and Art Raymond | May 6, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY — Since Utah’s economy began creeping back to life this month, the reasons to reopen or remain closed are as numerous as the business owners, and customers, making those decisions. Officials who mapped out the state’s response to the pandemic anticipated the recovery phases would be uneven, as consumers and business owners make the ultimate call — not government. “The government can say whatever it wants to say, but the government can’t come in and say, ‘You will open your restaurant on this day,’” Derek Miller, Salt Lake Chamber president and head of a task force steering Utah’s…

Is Covid-19 the Argument Health Data Interoperability Needed? (WTF Health)

Health Catalyst CEO, Dan Burton, talked with Jessica DaMassa from WTF Health about the COVID-19 pandemic and how the Touchstone™ platform addresses interoperability gaps hindering COVID treatments and recovery efforts. Watch the video to learn more.

Modeling Tool Helps Hospitals Predict Capacity Timeline for COVID-19 Patients (HealthcareITNews)

View Full HealthcareITNews Article By: Kat Jercich | May 5, 2020 The COVID-19 crisis has exemplified the importance of anticipating hospital resource needs around the country. The team at analytics vendor Health Catalyst created its Capacity Planning Tool as a way for hospitals to determine when and where they will reach capacity as large numbers of patients continue to enter their system. The tool, which is based on Penn Medicine's CHIME epidemic model and free to use for any health system, predicts future availability of supplies such as beds, ventilators, staffing and personal protective equipment...View Full HealthcareITNews Article View Full HealthcareITNews Article

Health Catalyst unveils two systems and a service for COVID-19 response (HealthcareITNews)

View HealthcareITNews Full Article By Bill Siwicki | March 18, 2020 Health Catalyst, a vendor of healthcare analytics technology and services, after numerous conversations with health system clients, will offer two COVID-19 systems and a new service to its domestic clients, with the first system available to pilot clients by the end of the month. The technology associated with these systems will be offered to all clients at no incremental cost through the end of 2020. In the weeks ahead, Health Catalyst will continue to explore with clients additional potential analytics systems helpful in... View HealthcareITNews Full Article View HealthcareITNews…

Health Catalyst unveils two systems and a service for COVID-19 response (Healthcare IT News)

CLICK TO VIEW FULL ARTICLE By Bill Siwicki | March 18, 2020 Health Catalyst, a vendor of healthcare analytics technology and services, after numerous conversations with health system clients, will offer two COVID-19 systems and a new service to its domestic clients, with the first system available to pilot clients by the end of the month. The technology associated with these systems will be offered to all clients at no incremental cost through the end of 2020. In the weeks ahead, Health Catalyst will continue to explore with clients additional potential analytics systems helpful in addressing the COVID-19 situation … Click to view full article

Christiana Care offers tips to ‘personalize the black box’ of machine learning (Healthcare IT News)

Click to view full article By Mike Miliard | January 13, 2020 For all the potential benefits of artificial intelligence and machine learning, one of the biggest – and, increasingly most publicized – challenges with the technology is the potential for algorithmic bias. But an even more basic challenge for hospitals and health systems looking to deploy AI and ML can be the skepticism from frontline staff ... Click to view full article Click to view full article

AI in the Pharmacy (Drug Topics)

CLICK TO VIEW FULL ARTICLE By Keith Loria | August 27, 2019 Complex problems that affect the world of pharmacy, such as the opioid crisis and avoidable hospital readmissions, require multidimensional answers. Artificial intelligence (AI) might be one solution. There are currently firms working to use AI, some through the use of machine learning, in the hope that it will contribute to solving these problems or at least minimize their impact. Taken together, AI and machine learning may have a massive multifaceted impact on pharmacy operational efficiencies, patient-centered care, and outcomes. In today’s world, AI complements human interaction with patients. Adam Beacham, director of business intelligence at PDX-NHIN, a pharmacy software company, believes that…