SALT LAKE CITY, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Catalyst, a leader in healthcare data warehousing, analytics and outcomes improvement, today announced it is eliminating the provision in its standard client service contracts that prohibits its clients from soliciting for hire or hiring Health Catalyst team members. Health Catalyst will continue to honor restrictions preventing solicitation of client employees by Health Catalyst.
"We are committed to working with our clients as long-term partners, and focusing on long-term customer success is our first operating principle," said Dan Burton, CEO of Health Catalyst. "Our contractual restriction to prevent clients from soliciting or hiring our team members puts up a wall between us and our clients that could inhibit our work together. We want to eliminate any barriers that might prevent our clients from achieving and sustaining clinical and financial outcomes improvements."
This is Health Catalyst's second move in recent months to cement a culture of open collaboration and partnership among its clients and its team members. In May, the company officially removed the non-compete provision from its standard employment agreements that prohibited its team members from being employed by organizations that compete with Health Catalyst following employment with Health Catalyst, and announced that it would not seek to enforce such non-compete provisions in existing employment agreements.
"Our company's purpose is to enable outcomes improvement at scale," Burton continued. "If in some instances that purpose can be furthered by our clients hiring one of our team members, and this is of interest to our team members then we don't want to prevent that. In fact, we view it as a sincere compliment when our clients value our team members' contributions so highly that they express interest in hiring our team members. Ultimately, we hope each of our team members remains committed to enabling outcomes improvements at scale, whether as a team member or as an alumni of Health Catalyst. We seek to enable our team members' long-term career success whether inside or outside the company."
The decision to eliminate client obligations in non-solicitation clauses supports a client-focused culture that has been acknowledged by Health Catalyst clients and by third-party industry analysts. In its latest report on healthcare business intelligence, "Enterprise Healthcare BI: The Search for Outcomes," KLAS Research revealed that Health Catalyst's "strategy of prioritizing client relationships and outcomes result[ed] in the highest client reviews of any vendor for insights and outcomes."
The decision also supports a work culture that has received recognition as one of the nation's best from organizations including Gallup, Glassdoor, Modern Healthcare, Becker's Healthcare and Rock Health.
About Health Catalyst
Health Catalyst is a mission-driven data warehousing, analytics and outcomes-improvement company that helps healthcare organizations of all sizes perform the clinical, financial, and operational reporting and analysis needed for population health and accountable care. Our proven enterprise data warehouse (EDW) and analytics platform helps improve quality, add efficiency and lower costs in support of more than 70 million patients for organizations ranging from the largest US health system to forward-thinking physician practices. For more information, visit https://www.healthcatalyst.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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