The Health Catalyst Approach

Health Catalyst was founded by a team of healthcare veterans with hundreds of years of combined experience leading care transformation at health systems such as Intermountain Healthcare and Northwestern University. That team now believes the lessons learned in their previous experiences should be available to every healthcare system in the country.

These healthcare veterans pioneered a new data warehousing architecture that uses a just-in-time approach to data binding to resolve many of the problems they encountered using traditional data warehousing methodologies. The Health Catalyst Late-Binding™ Data Warehouse combines that architecture with a set of sophisticated analytic applications and services to enable our health system partners to realize measurable value within months of deploying our solutions. Today, Health Catalyst helps clinicians and technicians in about over 250 hospitals and more than 3,000 clinics that collectively care for over 70 million Americans each year. These clients range from large academic medical centers to smaller community hospitals and physician clinics.

How Health Catalyst Approaches Outcomes Improvement

We believe that with the right evidence, analytics, and methods, providers can transform healthcare, improving the quality of care delivered to the patients that they serve.

  1. What should we be doing (best practice)? We use best practices and evidence in the literature that tells us the best way to deliver care for a particular condition.
  2. How are we doing (analytics)? We measure the current care provided.
  3. How do we transform (adoption)? We implement change throughout the organization to become better at delivering care.

Together, these three components will result in better outcomes and value for patients. It’s important to note that all three elements must be strong. For example, if we are very good at keeping current on best practices and have a strong analytics system, but are not good at deploying that information broadly throughout the organization, then we’ll have pockets of excellence, but not systematic improvement across the entire organization.

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What Health Catalyst Offers

Health Catalyst offers a way to use all three elements (Best Practice, Adoption, Analytics) to drive outcomes improvement in your organization. Through these products and services we help our health system partners reach their improvement goals.

Data Operating System (DOS™)

Next-generation data warehouse

DOS is a next generation data warehouse and application development platform—powered by data from more than 100 million patients, encompassing over 1 trillion facts.

Analytics Applications

Accelerate Insight

Health Catalyst provides software and over 100 analytics applications for: accountable care and financial; benchmarking and comparative analytics; care management and patient relationships; clinical analytics; operations and performance management; patient safety.

Professional Services

Ignite Outcomes Improvement

Finally, through our services, we work with our clients to deploy a systematic approach to creating improvements throughout the organization.

A Deeper Dive into the Health Catalyst Approach: Sepsis

A Health Catalyst improvement application set is experience-based, founded on continual learnings from our health systems and their successes in improving outcomes. Below is a sample improvement application.

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