CHIME Names Allina Health and Health Catalyst Winners of 2018 Collaboration Award
SAN DIEGO, CA, Nov. 1, 2018 – For a decade, Allina Health and Health Catalyst have been learning and growing together in a partnership that involves sharing technology, personnel and financial risk. The strong ties they have developed over the years have led to fewer readmissions for congestive heart failure, fewer complications after spinal surgeries and other improvements at Allina that affect the bottom line – but most importantly, that improve patients’ care and experience.
“There are a lot of great backend activities that have helped us become fundamentally better,” said Jonathan Shoemaker, CIO at Minneapolis-based Allina Health. “With the ability to transform data, things that used to take us literally weeks we are doing in hours. This is due to the capabilities, technology and skills that we have been able to partner with Health Catalyst on.”
Today the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) named Shoemaker and Health Catalyst the 2018 CHIME Collaboration Award winner. The award recognizes a collaborative effort between a CIO who is a CHIME member and a CHIME Foundation firm that benefits the healthcare IT community. The winners are given an opportunity to share their innovative collaboration and its outcomes with CHIME members for possible application in other healthcare environments.
“Our industry needs collaborations like the one between Allina and Health Catalyst to push the boundaries in the delivery of patient care,” said Liz Johnson, chair of the CHIME Foundation Board and chief innovation officer at Tenet Healthcare Corporation. “Jonathan and Health Catalyst are using their resources and expertise to find new and better ways to serve patients and healthcare communities. This is well-deserved recognition for their achievements.”
Health Catalyst provides data warehousing, data analytics and decision support to help clients like Allina improve outcomes. Shoemaker said Allina benefits from not only their relationship but from the broad pool of knowledge Health Catalyst has gained working with multiple healthcare organizations.
“We are grateful that CHIME has recognized Allina Health for its pioneering work in clinical transformation,” said Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst. “Allina was our first customer and remains our most significant partner in the development and use of the Health Catalyst Data Operating System, our data and analytics platform. Allina has demonstrated what a truly determined and tech-savvy healthcare organization can do to move the needle on quality and cost.”
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs) and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,800 members in 51 countries and over 150 healthcare IT business partners and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME