SALT LAKE CITY, UT–(Marketwired – Oct 16, 2013) – Health Catalyst, the leader in healthcare data warehousing and analytics, today congratulated Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) on winning the 2013 Transformational Leadership Award from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the American Hospital Association (AHA).
In announcing the award, CHIME recognized TCH for its “data-driven approach to care improvement (that) is helping to improve patient care, increase productivity and lower costs, saving TCH millions of dollars in direct benefits while unlocking crucial data trapped in its electronic health records system.” TCH uses the Health Catalyst Late-Binding enterprise data warehouse (EDW) to drive its outcome-improvement efforts with immediate access to near real-time data from the hospital’s electronic health record (EHR) and other internal and external systems.
The annual CHIME-AHA award honors an organization that has excelled in developing and deploying transformational information technology that improves the delivery of care and streamlines administrative services. The award is given to the organization’s CIO and CEO, who recognize the need for a strong partnership between its technology team and executive leadership.
TCH, consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation, realized $4.5 million of direct benefits this year as a result of just four of their initiatives involving its EDW and related streamlined reporting, according to CHIME. The program is led by the hospital’s Chief Information Officer Myra Davis, and TCH President and CEO Mark A. Wallace.
“Texas Children’s Hospital’s success in nurturing a data-driven culture of continuous quality improvement is a bellwether for hospitals across the nation working to adjust to value-based healthcare,” said Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst. “Thanks to the visionary leadership of Mark Wallace and the brilliant execution of Myra Davis and her team, TCH today has one of the nation’s most advanced systems for improving quality and streamlining administrative and operations services. We’re honored to have assisted TCH in this effort.”
For more information about TCH’s award, visit http://www.cio-chime.org/chime/pressreleases/pr10_11_2013_10_39_38.asp.
Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, has recognized Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. The hospital is nationally ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals by U.S. News World Report and Parents magazine.
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Based in Salt Lake City, Health Catalyst delivers a proven, Late-binding™ Data Warehousing platform that actually works in today’s transforming healthcare environment. Currently, nearly 100 hospitals caring for over 20 million patients utilize Health Catalyst’s platform and solutions. Founded by healthcare veterans who developed their solution after struggling for years to try to make non-healthcare data warehousing solutions work, the Health Catalyst data warehouse utilizes an adaptive approach designed specifically to address the complex nature of healthcare data. Health Catalyst’s proven solutions are deployed at leading health systems including Allina Health, Indiana University Health, MultiCare Health System, North Memorial Health Care, Providence Health Services, Stanford Hospital Clinics, and Texas Children’s Hospital. Visit www.healthcatalyst.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.