Health Catalyst – Why Work For Us?

Transforming healthcare is our passion

Health Catalyst was formed by a group of healthcare veterans with vast data warehousing and quality improvement experience. Our founders and executives collaborated for nearly a decade with Dr. David A. Burton, known for revolutionizing clinical process models using analytics. During development, they faced numerous hurdles in the quest to develop a data warehouse that could handle the complexities unique to healthcare data.

We’ve figured out how to use technology to unify data.
And we’ve seen the results.

After determining that the predominant approaches to data modeling weren’t effective for healthcare data, they discovered the solution, which is now known as the Adaptive Data Architecture. Using a late-binding bus architecture, Catalyst’s adaptive data model is agile, flexible, and can be implemented in a matter of weeks compared to the months or years traditional approaches require. Today at Health Catalyst, you’ll work with a team of experts who know that healthcare needs to change—and have made the change it needs a reality.

Our founders came from one of the top healthcare systems in the United States. Early on, they saw where the healthcare industry needed to go. They built their own data warehouse, but realized it wasn’t sufficient to create the kind of fundamental changes healthcare required. They needed to be able to help their clients spot the trends, map out a plan and implement process and organizational changes to make sustainable improvements. After years of false starts, they achieved a breakthrough that is the proven healthcare data warehouse available to you today.

The Culture
Our culture is pre-eminently important in accomplishing this mission. Our founders are still our number one champion of creating a unique trusting, inspirational, fun, and hard working culture. In fact, they created a one-page document outlining our culture which we continue to adhere to today.


The Company
We think we have created a very unique and special company.  We are motivated by a completely aspirational vision. Health Catalyst is dedicated to enabling health care organization to fundamentally improve care by building the most comprehensive and fully integrated suite of healthcare data warehousing, analytics, and process improvement solutions available.

Health Catalyst’s Cultural Attributes: Smart, Hardworking and Humble

When we were first forming Health Catalyst, we got some good advice: make a list of beliefs and values we didn’t want to change. That list translates today into the Health Catalyst culture:

Our people are smart

We hire people who are smart, who love to learn and pick up new skills quickly, independently and with little direction. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel with each solution we develop, but we also know that an off-the-shelf wheel won’t be the perfect fit every time. So we encourage our people to actively find and pursue innovative solutions that truly solve the problem … and more.

  • I love to learn and am a lifelong student
  • I learn new skills quickly and independently
  • I comprehend new tasks and situations with limited direction
  • I actively find and pursue innovative solutions

Our people are hardworking

Each time we work with a new client, we start by setting a deadline for implementing our platform, and we stick to it until the job is done. Sometimes this means doing more than we were contracted for – and that’s fine. Our team members are willing to do what it takes to get the job done right so that every customer succeeds.

  • I stick to the task until the job is completed
  • I complete tasks and quickly move on to new assignments
  • I make personal sacrifices, as needed, to get the job done
  • I am willing to contribute more than my fair share to a project
  • I recognize that not everything in my job will be fun

Our people are humble

We give credit where it’s due. And often the credit for a really amazing idea goes to our clients and team members. Our company was built on humility. We appreciate praise and accolades but we never want these wins to blind us to the fact that our own success comes from everyone around us. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

  • I am secure in my own abilities
  • I am excited and offer sincere praise when others succeed
  • I put the success of the company above my own self-promotion
  • I am open to and respond favorably to feedback and coaching
  • I am grateful for what I have

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Architect in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Data Architect in Vancouver, WA
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    I have been working at Health Catalyst full-time (More than 3 years)


    Purpose: We are genuinely trying to transform healthcare. Generous: Here is little glimpse of how HealthCatalyst is being generous to its team members. One of our holidays is July 4th like most places. For my second 4th we all got an e-mail to not only enjoy the 4th, but the whole week. This year just prior to the 4th we all got an e-mail regarding this week off. I was thinking "Oh boy, here we go, they are going to take this week away." (Yes I was negatively condition by previous employers) They weren’t taking away the week, but just officially making sure our week off was fully in July so we could finish our June quarter strong to meet our goals. Transparent: Leadership's actions are consistent with their talk. They haven’t given me any reason to role my eyes when they are talking. (Yes we have all been there saying “Yeah right” under our breath after a statement has been made.)


    Headquarter bias: I am a remote employee and am missing out some of the great local perks they have for headquarters employees. But I am grateful to continue to live where I want. Burn out: Transforming healthcare is exhausting work so it is up to the each team member to protect the things that are important to them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on fighting to keep the foundational culture.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Holladay, UT
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Health Catalyst (Holladay, UT) in July 2015.


    I thought I had a pretty good shot at the job because I had experience in what they were looking for(C#, WPF). The interview portions went well. First, I did a take home assessment using the Entity framework. For the in house interviews I had three sets of 1 hour interviews In the first set they asked me a lot about WPF to see if I really knew it. Secondly, was just programming questions Third was database design and queries. The frustrating thing about it was it was a time sink. I know I did very well on the take home assessment(I made it very professional looking and tested it throughly), and several times during the interviews I was told I had done well with the questions. I was almost certain that I was going to get an offer(and I would have taken it). They claimed I was not a "Full stack" developer after the interview and gave me no offer. I would just encourage applicants to be sure they are okay putting a lot of time into this were no result. I would say even very good developers may not get an offer.

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Additional Info

Headquarters Salt Lake City, UT
Size 201 to 500 Employees
Founded 2008
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Health Catalyst was founded by a team of healthcare veterans with deep domain expertise who led the transformation of care at health systems like Intermountain Healthcare and Northwestern University. That same team now believes the lessons learned in their previous experiences should be available to every healthcare system in the country. These healthcare veterans pioneered ... More

Mission: Health Catalyst Mission: * Transform healthcare * Be the recognized leader in data warehousing, analytics and outcomes improvement * Build a great firm

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