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Billings Clinic Selects Health Catalyst for Population Health initiatives - Margaret Kelly - 02-07-2019

Billings Clinic Selects Health Catalyst for Population Health, Outcomes-improvement Initiatives
Data Operating System delivers actionable insights to improve outcomes and enhance care coordination
SALT LAKE CITY and BILLINGS, MT., February 5, 2019Billings Clinic, Montana’s largest healthcare organization, has partnered with Health Catalyst, Inc. a leader in next-generation data, analytics, and decision support, to power its population health and outcomes-improvement programs. Billings Clinic is implementing the Health Catalyst Data Operating System (DOS™) to cenralize its data analytics operations, eliminate data siloes among existing systems, enhance quality measurement and improve patient outcomes.
 
Billings Clinic is a physician-led, integrated multispecialty group practice with a 304-bed hospital and a Level II trauma center. Billings Clinic was the first Montana Magnet® -designated healthcare organization for nursing excellence and is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Billings Clinic also manages 11 critical access hospitals and various partnerships across a vast region covering much of Montana, northern Wyoming and the western Dakotas.
 
“At Billings Clinic, we recognize that data, and advanced capabilities to analyze and visualize that data, is at the core of everything we want to accomplish in the future,” said Randy Thompson, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer for Billings Clinic. “We need reliable, accurate data to understand exactly where we are today and to realize what we need to achieve going forward. With Health Catalyst, I am confident that we have found a partner that has the knowledge and experience to help us optimize our use of data to improve outcomes for patients across our region.”
 
Billings Clinic will adopt DOS, a data-first, analytics and application platform that transforms raw data from virtually any data source into Deep Data—data that is meaningful, actionable, and provides actual business value at a lower cost. DOS accomplishes this by integrating and analyzing critical data from over 200 of the most widely-used data sources, and delivering real-time decision support within the existing workflows of clinicians, administrators and other healthcare professionals.

Overcoming the challenges of Frontier Healthcare
Due to the vast distances separating many patients from clinicians in rural Montanna, Wyoming and the Dakotas, Billings Clinic faces challenges unique to its environment. To better serve as a provider of “Frontier Healthcare,” Billings Clinic has established affiliations with a number of critical access hositals in the region. Using DOS, Billings Clinic will improve care coordination with these partners by sharing access to not only electronic health records (EHR) data, but quality and outcomes measures.
“For Frontier Healthcare organizations such as Billings Clinic that provide care across vast networks, it is critical to harness the best available data to improve care coordination,” said Dan Burton, CEO of  Health Catalyst. “Health Catalyst has a proven track record of helping our partners leverage accurate and reliable enterprise-level data to improve patient care and outcomes. We are honored with Billings Clinic’s trust in Health Catalyst and believe that, with their forward-thinking strategies for care and analytics, both organizations will benefit from our meaningful partnership.”
 
Under the agreement, Health Catalyst will provide professional services focused on optimizing population health and enterprise outcomes improvements. Billings Clinic also will have access to Health Catalyst’s full library of technology solutions and content culled from the company’s outcomes-improvement work with health systems across the country. Health Catalyst applications built on the DOS platform address the most pressing concerns of healthcare organizations, including managing population health; gaining a comprehensive view of the true cost of care; empowering executive decision support with a dashboard view of enterprise-wide performance; benchmarking and prioritizing improvement opportunities; and monitoring, detecting, predicting and preventing threats to patient safety, before harm can occur.     
 
About Health Catalyst
Health Catalyst is a next-generation data, analytics, and decision-support company, committed to being a catalyst for massive, sustained improvements in healthcare outcomes. We are the leaders in a new era of advanced predictive analytics for population health and value-based care with a suite of machine learning-driven solutions, decades of outcomes improvement expertise, and an unparalleled ability to unleash and integrate data from across the healthcare ecosystem. Our Health Catalyst Data Operating System (DOS™)—a next-generation data warehouse and application development platform powered by data from more than 100 million patients, and encompassing over 1 trillion facts—helps improve quality, add efficiency and lower costs for organizations ranging from the largest US health system to forward-thinking physician practices. Our technology and professional services can help you keep patients engaged and healthy in their homes, communities, and workplaces, and we can help you optimize care delivery to those patients when it becomes necessary. We are grateful to be recognized by Fortune, Gallup, Glassdoor, Modern Healthcare and a host of others as a Best Place to Work in technology and healthcare. Visit www.healthcatalyst.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
 
About Billings Clinic
Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health system, serving Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas. A not-for-profit organization led by a physician CEO, Billings Clinic is governed by a board of community members, nurses and physicians. At its core, Billings Clinic is a physician-led, integrated multispecialty group practice with a 304-bed hospital and Level II trauma center. Billings Clinic has more than 4,200 employees, including 450 physicians and advanced practitioners offering more than 50 specialties. Billings Clinic is the first Magnet-designated health care organization in Montana and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. More information can be found at www.billingsclinic.com.
 
For more information contact:
 
Todd Stein
Amendola Communications
510-417-0612
tstein@acmarketingpr.com