Questions and Answers

"You don't need my help. Fine job. Best conference of the year!" - HAS 16 attendee

Filling out the Pre-Summit survey in your HAS application will allow us to give you insight about attendees based on correlations between the survey and your poll answers. An example might be a discovery of different perceptions by those with similar titles but different geographies. Completing the survey is required before you can interact with the application.

Yes. Use of mobile devices during sessions isn't just encouraged, it will be an integral part of the summit analytics experience and we expect you will consistently use your device in every session. By the way, we will have multiple charging solutions available throughout the summit so you can stay charged.

You will be able to download the Healthcare Analytics Summit application upon arrival. We will have a team of Genius Bar staff who will help you download and install the application on your Apple iOS or Android OS device. Please note that you do need to be running Apple iOS 8.0 or Android 4.4.1 Kit Kat or above. If you have a different device see the analytics bar for information. Android users enable download from outside the marketplace. Go to settings > security > device administration > check the ‘unknown sources’ box.

This is a nerd’s take on a popularity contest. Using the power of the HAS 17 app, submit your questions to the presenter, then vote for your favorites. Only the most popular questions will be addressed. Even Steve Urkel could win this one.

The HAS 17 app is important for many reasons. First, you can collectively engage with each speaker by answering polling questions in each session and then see your results presented as part of the presentation. Second, you can give feedback by using the “applause” feature and submit questions ahead of time for the question and answer period. You can also vote on the top questions in order to help prioritize which questions get asked of the speakers. Third, you can access the entire summit agenda on your app, making it easy to choose your personalized agenda. Fourth, you can connect with other summit attendees and exchange contact information. Fifth, you can accumulate game points by participating in all of these activities, making yourself eligible for daily prizes and our overall grand prize.

The HAS 17 app is a social butterfly, even if you aren't. Let it help you connect with someone who loves Finding Nemo as much as you do. Or use it to discover new friends facing the same healthcare analytics challenges.

“Dine on Us” starts Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00 PM and allows attendees to dine at a Salt Lake City restaurant of their choice with a $75 Visa gift card. This gift card will be provided with your registration materials when you arrive at HAS.

It starts Wednesday, September 13th at 9:00 PM and includes the best of last year’s games (ping pong, pool, foosball) including the Dan Burton ping-pong challenge. Individual and team caricature drawings in superhero formats (twice as many stations as last year) - take them home to family to show your superhero status. Take instant pictures with superheroes.

The HAS 2017 runs and walks (lead by HAS pacers) will take place on Wednesday evening, September 13 (6PM) and Thursday morning, September 14 (6AM).

- Wednesday’s Run/Walk: this clock-timed run features a challenging but beautiful 5k (3.1 miles) and 10k (6.2 miles) up Memory Grove and City Creek Canyon (buses will transport runners and walkers from the Grand America bus lot to the base of Memory Grove). Walkers will do the 5k route.

- Thursday’s Run/Walk: this 5-mile run (or 3-mile walk) goes from the Grand America lobby to historic, tree-lined Liberty Park.

Within the HAS 17 app, you will have a few different ways to accumulate points including participating in the Analytics Walkabout, posting photos on the photo wall, answering polls, submitting your questions and exchanging contact information with others, to name a few. For those fierce competitors out there, a leaderboard will show attendee point totals. You will be able to win one of several Apple Watches.

We will have content specifically for Health Catalyst clients on September 11 and 12 during our pre-summit activities. We’ve expanded Health Catalyst University to include four different training sessions to choose from. Our Pre-Summit Health Catalyst User Group will include our product roadmap, and presentations on clinical and technical best practices from both Health Catalyst experts and client panels. We will also solicit feedback on what is working well and what we can improve. All Health Catalyst clients are invited.

We have two concurrent options for your pre-summit experience. Both are created specifically for Health Catalyst clients, but open to anyone who is interesting in joining us.

Health Catalyst University (Additional Fee Required)
This year, we have expanded to 4 pre-summit training sessions: 3 courses for analysts and data architects and 1 training course for team members wanting to improve their data-driven outcomes improvement skills. These courses are an additional charge but still affordable and packed with value. Click here for more information.

Session A – Provisioning Track (Tues., Sept. 12 from 9am – 5pm)
Session B – Visualization Track (Tues., Sept. 12 from 9am – 5pm)
Session C – Machine Learning Track (2 days: Mon., Sept. 11 from 12-5pm; Tues., Sept. 12 from 9-5pm)
Session D – Making Decisions with Data Track (Tues., Sept. 12 from 9am-5pm)

Pre-Summit Health Catalyst User Group (No Additional Fee Required)
On Tuesday, September 12th from 9am to 3pm, we will have content specifically for Health Catalyst clients. You can find all the details here, but to provide a brief summary, we will share product roadmap details here and solicit feedback on what is working and what we can improve. We will also have multiple best practice clinical and technical presentations from Health Catalyst experts as well as client panels. All Health Catalyst clients are cordially invited to attend.

This year’s Analytics Walkabout will again feature 24 different face-to-face case study stations staffed by health system front-line leaders who can explain in person about these improvement projects. This gives you an opportunity to meet and have up close and personal discussions about what worked and how it was accomplished. Dinner and dessert will be provided.

MDs and DOs who attend HAS 17, starting with the Analytics Walkabout , are eligible to receive 17.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. For those MDs and DOS, who attend the pre-summit activities, total credits will amount to a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. All other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance and should consult with their licensing board for information on applicability and acceptance of these credits.

Each attendee will receive a hard copy Record of Attendance (ROA) at registration to track their hours and keep for their own records. Instructions will be included in the ROA on how to access the CME website for evaluations and certificates. Only MDs and DOs will self-claim their credits, meaning they will use their ROA to track their hours and have it available (with total number of credits) when they log in to the post-conference tab.

All other attendees will log in to the same location but they will not self-claim; the number of credits on their Certificate of Attendance will default to the maximum number of credits available for the conference.

Last year’s HAS 16 summit was awarded 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and we expect a similar number to be approved this year.

All attendee records are maintained by the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, Office of CME, for a maximum period of 6 years.

This year, you can submit your questions to the presenter and vote for your favorite questions. The questions then move up and down in ranked order based on audience votes. The end result is that the session hosts will ask presenters the questions that are most popular with attendees. We think this is a smart way to identify issues you care most about.

Transportation between Salt Lake City International Airport and The Grand America Hotel is available via a 15-minute taxi ride, shuttle or Trax public transit. You can also call The Grand America Hotel concierge for transportation assistance at 801-258-6703.

The Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is a 15-minute drive from The Grand America Hotel.

The dress will be business casual. So no dresses, business suits, jackets or ties are required. We want this to be comfortable, yet professional.

Typically the forecast for weather in Salt Lake during September is sunny each day with a high of 76-83° during the day and a low of 51 - 56°.

You can call The Grand America Hotel reservations line directly at 1-801-596-5700.

Yes. Go to and select the registration tab and click on the registration button at the bottom. You will see a link “View or Change Your Existing Registration” that will ask you for your email address and password. Hit the continue button to sign in.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Yes. Please call 877-749-8824 and ask to talk to a registration administrator to complete the transaction.

You can find the prices on the homepage or by clicking the orange registration link in the menu.

Your summit registration includes admission to all keynote and breakout sessions and hands-on training. It also includes all general receptions, evening entertainment, and conference meals.

Yes. After you register online, you will receive an email confirmation of your registration from If you don’t see your confirmation email in your inbox, please be sure to check your spam/junk folders.

We hope this isn’t the case, but if you need assistance with your registration, please call 877-749-8824 or email and a representative would be more than happy to help you.

Absolutely. Your guest will need to be registered for the summit. This can be done during the registration process for a cost of $100.

Yes. If you register and pay but are unable to attend, you can transfer your registration to a colleague from your company. Submit all transfer requests to or call 877-749-8824.

All costs for air transportation and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee.

We understand things happen. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to If you need to cancel more than 30 days prior to the event, please get in touch with us for a full refund at Less than 30 days prior to an event, we begin to incur variable costs in order to hold your seat. Still email us and we can discuss what costs we have incurred and we will work with you to give back any funds that have not already been spent. Less than 10 days in advance of the event, we cannot issue a refund. All cancellations made on or before 10 days in advance of the event are subject to a cancellation fee of US$50.

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Unfortunately not. This event will not be a sponsor event this year.

We are grateful to already have more breakout sessions than ever before. Therefore we are already full. However, we may have some space in our Analytics Walkabout session. Click here to learn more about the Analytics Walkabout. If you are a health system provider or payor (no vendors please) interested in speaking, please click the button on the blue box at the bottom of this page to submit your request by April 15.

Healthcare Analytics Summit. Health Catalyst is hosting the summit on September 12-14 in Salt Lake City, UT at The Grand America Hotel.

Unfortunately not. We feel we have offered a great value for a reasonable fee for this summit and are not offering discounts for shorter attendance.

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What Attendees From Last Year Had to Say

I can’t imagine a better summit. My brain is buzzing with all these new tools, resources, case studies, and innovative ideas and softwares. I’ll be back next year, and if next year is as good as this year, you’ll definitely have made a follower for life out of me.

… This was the best conference in over 20 years that I have attended.

This is by far the best conference I have attended. It was well planned and coordinated. Great job to the team for putting this amazing event together.

Same place, same time next year!!  The best conference I’ve attended, fabulous job!

The more energy you can provide on topics of Healthcare the better. 80s night, dine on us, and fun runs were so AWESOME! Hands down best conference I have ever been to! Thanks to all who put forth the effort to get it all done.

You don’t need my help. Fine job. Best conference of the year!

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