Thomas D. Burton, MBA

Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor, Health Catalyst

Tom Burton co-founded Health Catalyst in 2008 and has served in many roles at Health Catalyst, including SVP of product Development, Chief Improvement Officer, President of Professional Services, Chief Learning Officer, and his favorite role as the Chief Fun Officer. He currently serves as a Strategic Advisor to Health Catalyst.

His leadership and decades of experience in business intelligence, analytics, learning science, and quality improvement have helped many care delivery systems significantly improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes. Tom was part of the team that led Intermountain Healthcare’s nationally recognized improvements in quality and reductions in cost.

He founded Health Catalyst University and currently teaches courses in population health, data governance, leadership, and care delivery waste reduction. He has taught courses on the Toyota Production System, Agile Software Development, value-based care, and data system design at various institutes, including Intermountain Healthcare’s Institute for Health Care Delivery Research and Stanford’s Clinical Effectiveness Leadership Training.

He has presented numerous times at national conferences such as the Healthcare Analytics Summit and HIMSS. Tom holds an MBA and a BS in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.

Speaker Sessions

32. Jeopardy – Special Healthcare Improvement & Financial Success Edition

Level: Intermediate
Track: Financial Transformation (Increased Revenue, Reduced Costs)

Don’t miss this notable healthcare improvement and financial success edition of Jeopardy with host Tom Burton (a distant cousin of Alex Trebek). In this game show breakout session, Tom will test three lucky contestants’ knowledge of five key transformations vital to thriving with lower patient volumes in the post-COVID-19 era. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of attending one of Tom’s breakout sessions in the past, you know you’re in for an interactive, fun experience! Come to learn and be entertained.

Participants will learn:

  • What the five key transformations are to ensure post-COVID-19 success.
  • How analytics plays a crucial role in each of the five key transformations.
  • How health systems can succeed financially by fully adopting quality improvement in all parts of their organization as a business strategy.

Watch HAS 21 Virtual On-Demand.

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