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Indiana University Health Selects Healthcare Quality Catalyst's Adaptive Data Warehouse Based on Its Rapid Time to Value

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2012) - Healthcare Quality Catalyst (Catalyst) announced today that Indiana University Health (IU Health), Indiana's most comprehensive healthcare system and a national leader in informatics, selected Catalyst's proven, agile data warehouse platform to provide a broad variety of reporting and advanced analytics, based upon data collected and stored in IU's Cerner electronic medical record system as well as other applications.

IU Health, named among the "Best Hospitals in America" for 15 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, is composed of 18 hospitals with more than 3,300 staffed beds and over 3,700 physicians and allied professionals dedicated to providing preeminent care throughout Indiana and beyond.

"IU Health is committed to being a leader in the transformation of US healthcare," said William McConnell Jr., Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of IU Health. "The key to choosing Catalyst was speed -- their time to value. We have data that we need to rapidly transform into actionable information. We need to distribute that information to decision-makers across our health system. Being able to transform data faster will enhance our ability to continue delivering preeminent care while driving costs down."

Using a late-binding bus architecture, Catalyst's adaptive data model is agile, flexible, and can be implemented in a matter of weeks compared to the months or years traditional approaches require. Developed by healthcare and data warehousing veterans, Catalyst's platform is designed for integrating and analyzing complex operational, financial, clinical, and research data.

"Health systems are facing a looming problem," said Steve Barlow, Co-Founder of Catalyst. "Healthcare transformation is moving faster than business intelligence capabilities have been able to support. Hospitals have immense amounts of complex data in separate systems, and their obligation is equally complex: to make sense of that data in a timely manner and then deliver relevant clinical and non-clinical analytics to the appropriate stakeholders across a system. Fortunately, Catalyst has figured out how to provide an analytics platform that delivers rapid value and high agility."

Built for today's needs while adaptable for tomorrow's, Catalyst's data warehouse platform normalizes disparate data sources and enables rich meta data management that facilitates data access, discovery, analysis and reporting.

"Nothing changes healthcare faster than the spotlight of relevant data," said Dan Burton, Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst. "As systems more effectively measure care outcomes, they can standardize around the best care and eliminate harmful, ineffective and costly waste from the system. Considering the impending pressure of new shared-risk payment models, effective data warehousing has become an imperative for systems to thrive in the transforming healthcare environment. We are committed to helping IU Health remain an innovative market leader that provides the most advanced and cost-effective care. Our passionate goal is to provide the analytics that are necessary to transform healthcare, one health system at a time."

About Indiana University Health

Named among the "Best Hospitals in America" by U.S. News Media & World Report for 15 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine -- one of the nation's leading medical schools -- gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Discover the strength at iuhealth.org.

About Healthcare Quality Catalyst

Based in Salt Lake City, Healthcare Quality Catalyst (Catalyst) delivers a proven, agile data warehouse platform that actually works in today's transforming healthcare environment. Currently, 79 hospitals caring for 20 million patients utilize Catalyst's Adaptive Data Warehousing platform and solutions. Catalyst provides over 340 years of successful healthcare data warehousing experience, including clinical, technical, and financial expertise. Catalyst's platform combines technology solutions and operational expertise borne out of repeated successful implementations that eliminated reporting queues, significantly improved quality of care, and reduced healthcare costs. Catalyst's proven solutions are deployed at leading health systems including Allina Health, MultiCare Health System, North Memorial Health Care, Providence Health & Services, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and Texas Children's Hospital. Visit www.hqcatalyst.com, and follow us on Twitter.