Join us at HAS 17 – September 12-14, 2017 in Salt Lake City

Pre-Summit Agenda



7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Registration Opens
9:00 am – 3:45 pm

You Have a Dashboard and Lots of Reports… So What?

Every day we swim in an ocean of data and try to make sense of it all with dashboards and reports. However, if we really get honest, how many of us can say that dashboards and reports have yielded sustained outcomes improvement? We can’t—because data alone is insufficient to drive the changes required in this new era of healthcare. During this hands-on, full-day session, national experts will help you move beyond the “so what?”. With a small instructor to student ratio, expect to be challenged and engaged. You’ll learn to take on a new mindset and behaviors that, when coupled with data-driven improvement methods, result in meaningful outcomes improvements.

Specifically, here’s what we’ll cover during this intense and concentrated period:

  • Why a single data point rarely tells the whole story
  • How to avoid making big decisions based on partial information
  • Why even the best data can’t give you sustained outcomes improvements if there isn’t a culture of improvement

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand variation and statistical process control charts
  • Evaluate processes through a family of measures
  • Learn what polarities are (think: quality and cost) and how they impact decision making
  • Recognize the need for both technical and adaptive leadership

The session is valued at $295 dollars but is currently being offered for $195. Reserve your spot today as you register for HAS by selecting the “Health Catalyst University Experience” option. With limited seating, this experience will fill quickly!
(Includes continental breakfast and lunch)



11:45 am – 3:45 pm
Health Catalyst Strategic Directions

  • What’s working/not working
  • How to drive analytics adoption (client-led best practices)
  • Special interest groups (report out)
  • Product roadmap update
  • Health Catalyst update, wrap up, next steps
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm



4:00 pm – 5:40 pm

The Transformational Mindset: Best Practices from 3 Leading Health Systems

  • Welcome (Dan Burton, CEO Health Catalyst)
  • Transformational Mindset principles (Tom Burton, Co-Founder, Health Catalyst)

New Transformational Mindset Documentary
Panel and Q&A

  • Craig Strauss, MD, MPH (Cardiologist, Medical Director, Minneapolis Heart Institute Center for Healthcare Delivery Innovation)
  • Trudy Leidich, MBA, RN (Assistant Vice President, Texas Childrens Hospital)
  • Chris Kodama, MD, FAAP, MBA (President, MultiCare Connected Care, LLC, MultiCare Health System)


  • “I’ve been to a lot of conferences and it’s really easy to go halfway on a conference. And the attention to detail that’s been spent here to make the sessions valuable and lively has been unparalleled. It’s very rich and spectacularly well done.”

  • “What I really like about this is how they have brought in folks from other industries. There is a tremendous amount that we can learn in healthcare from those industries because they have gone there before. And it’s important for us to expand in our minds as we look for new solutions for healthcare”

  • “One of the exciting things for me as a clinician about attending a conference like this is that it doesn’t put analytics at a distance. It doesn’t make it regulatory. It doesn’t make it purely academic in nature. It makes it practical. It really is about how to improve outcomes. And so that’s very powerful.”

  • “We’re now thinking that perhaps we need to transform healthcare to be much more inclusive of the individuals themselves. And we understand the need for data and our ability to interrogate data much more than we ever did. The future of healthcare all over the world is the same: we’re all in trouble because the models we have that fit the 20th century don’t quite fit the 21st. This is the future.”

  • “And for everyone, if you are even remotely interested in analytics, make it a point to get to this conference.”

    John Moore, Chilmark Research

  • "We had folks from our organization at last year’s conference, and they convinced me that I needed to come. Now my job is convince other people that they need to come next year."