Thomas D. Burton

Co-Founder, Chief Improvement Officer, and Chief Fun Officer, Health Catalyst

Mr. Burton is a co-founder and Chief Improvement Officer of Health Catalyst. His leadership and decades of experience in business intelligence, analytics, and process improvement have helped many care delivery systems significantly improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes. Mr. Burton was a member of the team that led Intermountain Healthcare’s nationally recognized improvements in quality of care delivery and reductions in cost. He has taught courses on the Toyota Production System, Agile Software Development, Key Process Analysis, 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 also given presentations at the Healthcare Analytics Summit, the Lean Healthcare Leadership Retreat and HIMSS. Mr. Burton holds an MBA and a BS in Computer Science from BYU.

Speaker Sessions

17 – Hollywood Squares

28 – Unleashing Data: The Key to Driving Massive Improvements

Known for his game-based learning, Tom Burton, co-founder and Chief Fun Officer of Health Catalyst, will discuss the importance of unleashing data to drive massive clinical, financial, and operational improvements. His game-based learning approach creates an environment of synergy where one plus one equals three and, while a picture may be worth a thousand words, a game may be worth ten thousand. Tom has developed a game that will be the basis of experiential connection with unleashing data principles that have driven improvements at some of the most revered health care organizations across the country.

This 2-hour session will be full of wonder, introspection, and practical instruction that will leave you with a strategy, tactics, and supporting logic to make changes. Tom will talk through how to drive improvements across a spectrum: organic improvement à fast track improvement à comprehensive outcomes. And, consistent with those who experienced his Governance Quest from 2016, Tom will have teams of people leading small group interactions at individual tables creating a truly hands-on experience.

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