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Former Intermountain Healthcare Leader and Loma Linda University Researcher Brings Decades of Quality Improvement Expertise to Company
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Catalyst, the leader in healthcare data warehousing and analytics, today announced the appointment of Bryan Oshiro, MD as chief medical officer.
Dr. Oshiro, currently an Associate Professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, CA and was the clinical leader of the first quality improvement initiative at Utah's Intermountain Healthcare, in the 1990s. He will put his three decades of quality improvement expertise to work on behalf of Health Catalyst's health system clients.
"We are excited to add Dr. Oshiro to our leadership team at this time of dramatic growth in our client base and surging interest in the use of data warehousing and clinical analytics to improve the quality of care in the United States," said Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst. "As the first clinical leader of the first quality improvement initiative put in place at Intermountain Healthcare, Dr. Oshiro contributed to developing the clinical foundation of the work we do today. His experience at Intermountain gives Dr. Oshiro the kind of instant credibility with other physicians that is essential to ensuring our clients' success."
As chief medical officer, Dr. Oshiro will assist Health Catalyst clients in deploying the company's systematic approach to quality and performance improvement, as well as help to shape the development of Health Catalyst products.
"I am truly excited by this opportunity to help America's healthcare systems improve the way they direct care and ultimately enhance the lives of their patients," said Dr. Oshiro. "We accomplished some truly remarkable improvements during my tenure at Intermountain Healthcare using processes that were largely developed by Health Catalyst Chairman Dr. David Burton, who I consider my personal mentor. I look forward to helping medical professionals across the country deploy Health Catalyst's late-binding data warehousing technology, analytics applications, and quality improvement processes."
Prior to joining the faculty of Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2005, Dr. Oshiro was on the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, and served as the Medical Director for Women and Newborn Clinical Integration Services for Intermountain Healthcare.
Dr. Oshiro obtained his M.D. degree from Loma Linda University, where he also completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology. He subsequently completed a fellowship at the University of Texas in Houston. Dr. Oshiro is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He has participated in numerous multi-center trials and has published numerous articles and book chapters in the areas of quality improvement, perinatal infectious diseases and high-risk pregnancy conditions.
Dr. Oshiro plans to continue his clinical research at Loma Linda University but will give up his clinical practice and leadership role as director of the Perinatal Institute at the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital.
Multi-media photos of Dr. Oshiro may be downloaded here.
About Health Catalyst
Based in Salt Lake City, Health Catalyst delivers a proven, Late-Binding™ Data Warehouse platform and analytic applications that actually work in today's transforming healthcare environment. Health Catalyst data warehouse platforms aggregate data utilized in population health and ACO projects in support of over 30 million unique patients. Health Catalyst platform clients operate over 135 hospitals and 1,700 clinics that account for over $130 billion in care delivered annually. Health Catalyst maintains a current KLAS customer satisfaction score of 90/100, received the highest vendor rating in Chilmark's 2013 Clinical Analytics Market Trends Report, and was selected as a 2013 Gartner Cool Vendor. Health Catalyst was also recognized in 2013 as one of the best places to work by both Modern Healthcare magazine and Utah Business magazine. Health Catalyst's platform and applications are being utilized at leading health systems including Allina Health, Crystal Run Healthcare, Indiana University Health, MultiCare Health System, North Memorial Health Care, Partners HealthCare, Providence Health & Services, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Texas Children's Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Health Catalyst investors include CHV Capital (an Indiana University Health Company), HB Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Partners HealthCare, Sequoia Capital, and Sorenson Capital. Visit www.healthcatalyst.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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