Technology Strategy and Optimization

IT Strategy for Value-Based Care

Catalyst’s IT consultants understand the complexities of healthcare technology. We have extensive experience leading cross-functional project teams, building consensus among stakeholders and designing customized strategic IT plans. We have helped healthcare providers of all sizes optimize their IT organization and develop enhanced governance processes to better align the IT function with business strategy, improve IT service levels and establish a performance management culture.


System Selection and Contract Negotiation

System selection and contract negotiation is one of the most intense components of the implementation process. Sorting through the number, variety and complexity of applications can be mind-boggling. Catalyst’s deep systems and healthcare operations experience enables us to help you determine and prioritize your system requirements and identify the best solution for your operational framework and budget. Catalyst’s experienced technical consultants assist you in negotiating successful contracts with vendors, including license fees, acceptance testing, implementation, maintenance, support and payment schedule.

Catalyst kick-started our EHR selection process by leading us through a proven process that resulted in stakeholder consensus. This enormously complex discussion was approached with methodical focus and organized in a manner which led us through the steps to reach a decision that was supported by stakeholders at every level.
Brent A. Richard
Administrative Director of Information Services
Southern Ohio Medical Center

System Implementation, Optimization and Integration

The Catalyst IT team has decades of experience implementing, optimizing and integrating a variety of IT systems, including financial, clinical, EHR, infrastructure and analytics. We partner with you in managing all phases of system implementation, including planning, configuration, testing, training, and go-live. Catalyst also provides cross-vendor support and project management for optimization, upgrades, conversions, interfaces and integration. We deliver high value, cost-effective solutions to create a tightly integrated technology infrastructure that enables you to reduce redundant activities, improve performance and create a seamless experience for your staff and patients. Our consultants have deep experience with a variety of systems, including:

  • Epic
  • Cerner
  • McKesson
  • Meditech
  • Athenahealth
  • Allscripts
  • GE
  • Siemens
  • NextGen
  • Sunquest
  • SCC
  • Lawson

83% of physicians are frustrated by EHR usability, interoperability and integration.
Source: HealthIT Analytics, “EHRs Don’t Do Enough for Care Coordination, Docs Say,” Jennifer Bresnick,
January 19, 2015


Catalyst helps providers leverage enterprise-level, vendor-neutral data sources to integrate and improve financial and clinical outcomes, eliminate data silos and share knowledge across the organization. We partner with you to define key priorities and strategic goals that are specific, measurable, achievable and realistic, then employ real-time healthcare analytics software and data visualization tools to help you achieve them. Because our data analysts have clinical and operational expertise, they know how to produce insights that drive desired clinical and financial outcomes.

Digital Patient Engagement

Catalyst’s digital health solutions increase impactful interaction and frequent touchpoints with patients, especially those at risk for or suffering from chronic conditions. Our experienced technical consultants partner with providers to make the shift from one-on-one interaction to a personalized, digital approach. We help hospitals and health systems select and implement digital health solutions, integrate them with current systems and train staff to engage with patients outside of the traditional clinical setting.

Client Results

“Catalyst exceeded our original targets in workforce productivity, supply chain/purchased services and clinical redesign.”

Richard D’Aquila
Executive Vice President
Yale New Haven Health System

“Catalyst kick-started our EHR selection by leading us through a proven process that resulted in stakeholder consensus.”

Brent A. Richard
Administrative Director of Information Services
Southern Ohio Medical Center

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