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Health Catalyst Overview

Salt Lake City, UT
501 to 1000 employees
2008
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Health Catalyst is a next-generation data, analytics, and decision support company committed to being a catalyst for massive, sustained improvements in healthcare outcomes. We are the leaders in a new era of advanced predictive analytics for population health and value-based ... Read more

Mission: Unleash data as a catalyst for massive, sustained improvement in healthcare outcomes
* Provide insight-producing data, analytics and decision support technology
* Deliver proven analytics services and improvement expertise
* Be the best place to work


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#11), 2016 (#7)

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#9)

Health Catalyst – Why Work For Us?


We’ve figured out how to use analytics, best practices, and adoption services to improve outcomes

Health Catalyst was formed by a group of healthcare veterans with vast data warehousing, analytics and outcomes improvement experience. 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 improvement in outcomes that healthcare required. They soon realized they needed a multi-faceted approach combining technology, processes and people to achieve sustained outcomes improvement. After repeated experiences, they finally developed a three-pronged approach to improving outcomes: analytics, best practices, and a set of adoption processes. All three elements were necessary. If any were missing, sustainable outcomes became elusive. This approach was developed and fine-tuned within a large health system. After time, it became so successful that they decided to develop a solution that could be adapted to all types and sizes of healthcare organizations.

First, they commercialized their unique, healthcare-specific technology by introducing what is now called the Health Catalyst Late-Binding ™ Data Warehouse architecture. This platform is agile, flexible, and can be implemented in a matter of weeks compared to the months or years required by traditional data warehouses.

Second, they built a new series of analytics applications that included clinical and operational best practices gleaned from a combination of national and locally tuned sources. .They built these applications in a way that helped clinical teams significantly accelerate the outcomes improvement process by identifying the most common best practices and typical interventions for a specific clinical, financial, or operational process, while building flexibility into the applications to allow local health system data to tailor the solution to their needs.

Third, they developed a set of organizational adoption services and training, based on their years of experience, to help organizations accelerate their ability to prioritize, promote, educate, and scale outcomes improvement success across the system, as well as avoid many common, time-consuming pitfalls.

Finally, they started working with health systems of all sizes to improve outcomes. From large integrated delivery networks to academic medical centers to physician groups to community hospitals, the three elements of analytics, best practices, and organizational adoption proved successful. While each organization had specific needs that required adaption, the flexible Health Catalyst approach allowed it to grow and improve with each client.

And the results? We’ve now grown from a handful of employees to almost 400 team members. We’ve seen everyone from hospital administrators to doctors get excited about having near real-time access to a single source of truth. We’ve seen faces light up as they move beyond when the reports will come to what the reports reveal. And we’ve seen their passion when they learn how to use data to improve care. That drive to do right by the patients and the payers, to deliver the right treatment at the right time, is their passion. And their passion is our passion.

We are on a mission to fundamentally transform healthcare. We believe that the key to doing this is hiring the best and the brightest who share our vision, passion, enthusiasm, and values. The bottom line is that we are looking for candidates who can contribute and thrive in this environment. If that candidate is you, we welcome you to apply!
 
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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
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401 (k)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Legal Shield
  • Cell Phone Bill Reimbursement
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Home Internet Reimbursement
  • Device Purchase Reimbursement
  • Educational Reimbursement
  • Internal Peer Reward System
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Week of July 4th - Paid Holiday
  • Week of Thanksgiving - Paid Holiday
  • On-site office


 


Gallup Great Workplace Award: Two-time winner(2016 & 2017)
Sponsor: Gallup


Best Places to Work: Small & Medium Companies: Ranked #11 (2017), #7 (2016)
Sponsor: Glassdoor


Inc. Magazine Best Workplaces of 2017

Sponsor: Inc. Magazine


Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work in Healthcare: Five-time winner (2013-2017)
Sponsor: Modern Healthcare


Highest Rated CEOs at Small and Medium Businesses
: Ranked #9 (2017)
Sponsor: Glassdoor


Best Small & Medium Workplaces in Technology: Ranked #9 (2017)
Sponsor: Great Place to Work

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Fast 50: Ranked #8 (2017)
Sponsor: Utah Business Magazine


Top Workplaces
: Ranked #6 midsize business (2017)
Sponsor: Salt Lake Tribune

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Sponsor: Utah Business Magazine

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    I have been working at Health Catalyst full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company just does everything right.

    They hire very carefully for a great fit. The three attributes they look for are Smart, Hard-working, and Humble (with Humble being the most important). As a result of this philosophy, Health Catalyst is brimming with extremely talented employees who are also a joy to work with.

    Health Catalyst is amazingly transparent with its employees. We have regular company-wide meetings where details of the company's strengths, weaknesses, successes, and concerns are all shared openly. Anyone in the company can ask any question directly to our CEO about literally anything without any concern of reprisal, which speaks to the company culture as well as the openness and integrity of our C-level leadership.

    This company TRULY has a mission that goes beyond profits and the bottom line. The most important thing to all of us is to transform healthcare in a positive way. We have to stay in business to do that, and we plan to build a great firm in the process, but we truly measure our success by the outcomes improvement we bring to our clients and their patients.

    We are not micromanaged. Health Catalyst's philosophy is to hire excellent people and then stand back and let them innovate and do great work. It's very empowering.

    The company cares about work/life balance. While we all work hard, the company is very concerned with team members maintaining a positive work/life balance.

    The salaries and benefits offered by Health Catalyst are generous and inline with the company culture as a whole. They appreciate their carefully-selected workforce and want very much to take care of us in a responsible, but overall generous way.

    Cons

    None...as I said it's the best job I've ever had.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you're doing.

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Health Catalyst Interviews

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Health Catalyst.

    Interview

    1. Phone call and asked in general about experience.
    2. Email instructions to create a simple c# MVC program that uses Entity Framework (required) with ajax.
    3. Upload MVC project to github.

    2 weeks later... get call from them saying they have not heard from me. Even though I emailed them several times. Person searches email. Oh okay, got it.

    4. Wait 2 weeks for in person interview.
    2 weeks later....

    5. Ask to describe previous projects you've done.
    6. Ask some light technical questions like have you done SQL. have you done angular? have you done entity framework?
    At this point, if you want the job, simply say YES to all of them.
    7. They hand you a paper with code sample and it is broken code. You are expected to be Visual Studio and show errors. Any programmer would use an IDE and it would show the errors. They ask you how you would code it differently. there's many ways to do it and the way it is given works fine, minus the added errors so you can catch it.
    8. Finally they ask you to write some simple code on the white board.
    After 90 minutes... done.

    If you want to work at this company, you must:
    - Love angular.
    - Love entity framework.
    - Use SQL.
    - Love the work culture. They are big on that.
    - Be hip, cool, be friendly. I think I was too honest. Agree with everything they say.

    I gave up trying to get the job after a red flag came up during the interview. The "our company is very cultured and our atmosphere is great. Many company with flaws will often state this to cover up something... I don't feel like this company want new skills coming into the company. They already got a group of Sr devs and they only need to add more as code monkeys to fix/maintain.

    The interviewers will agree with your answers to get you to think you are doing well. But after they will email you feedback saying otherwise.

    Advice to interviewers: if you don't like the candidate, just end it right there and save us the time. Also on the phone: we require angular/entity framework+SQL would have saved me the gas and time.

    Would I work here? SURE! I need to pay bills and I don't mind doing what they are doing.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you do entity framework? Do you like it?   1 Answer
    • Do you do angular? Do you like it?   1 Answer
    • Do you know SQL server?   1 Answer
    • No Vocab test like "What is a public class"? What is an interface? None of that.   1 Answer
    • No requirement to write SQL queries.   Answer Question
    • How did you find our company and why do you want to work at this company?   1 Answer
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Health Catalyst Awards & Accolades

  • Fast 50, Utah Business Magazine, 2017
  • Shatter List, Women Tech Council, 2018
  • Best Places to Work 2017 Employees' Choice, Glassdoor, 2017
  • Gallup Great Workplace Award, Gallup, 2017
  • Best Small and Medium Workplaces in Technology, Great Place to Work, 2017
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