Healthcare IT Veteran Jack Kane Joins Health Catalyst Board
athenahealth director, former IDX CFO will chair Board’s Audit Committee
SALT LAKE CITY, UT- November 11, 2015 — Health Catalyst, a leader in healthcare data warehousing, analytics and outcomes improvement, announced that John A. (“Jack”) Kane is joining the company’s Board of Directors as Audit Committee Chairman, effective November 15, 2015.
Kane brings over 30 years’ experience as a healthcare technology company CFO and board director. He has been a director and audit committee chair of athenahealth since 2007, after previously serving as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of IDX Systems Corporation until its acquisition by GE in 2006.
“I am honored to join the Health Catalyst board of directors,” said Kane. “As the industry continues to move towards a value-based system of payment based on improved health outcomes, I am looking forward to working with Health Catalyst’s management team as they continue to deliver results-oriented solutions to the US healthcare provider market.”
Health Catalyst CEO Dan Burton commented, “Health Catalyst is thrilled to bring such a well-respected and veteran healthcare technology executive to our board of directors. Jack will prove to be a strategic asset given his vast experience as a CFO and board director, and his unique knowledge of the healthcare technology industry.”
Fraser Bullock, a Founder and Managing Director of Sorenson Capital and Chairman of Health Catalyst, added, “Jack’s significant financial accounting and board experience will provide valuable expertise to Health Catalyst’s Board and its Audit Committee as the company executes on its strategic imperatives in 2016 and beyond. We look forward to benefiting from his vision and experience as a member of Health Catalyst’s board.”
Kane joined the Board of athenahealth in July 2007, shortly before the company’s well-received Initial Public Offering. As a Board member, he has helped to oversee athenahealth’s numerous acquisitions and a steady growth rate that has made it one of healthcare’s most successful technology companies.
During his 22 years at IDX, Kane guided the company through its IPO and more than a dozen acquisitions, and at various times managed the finance, facilities, legal, human resources and information systems functions for the company. Previous to his employment with IDX, Kane worked as an audit manager at Ernst & Young, LLP, in Boston. In addition to his membership on the board of athenahealth, Kane served as a director of Merchants Bank (MBVT), and several private organizations. He holds a BS and Master of Accountancy from Brigham Young University.
The Health Catalyst Board of Directors includes the following members in addition to Kane, Bullock and Burton: Penny Wheeler, MD, President and CEO of Allina Health; Michael Dixon, Partner at Sequoia Capital; Promod Haque, Senior Managing Partner of Norwest Venture Partners; Todd Cozzens, Managing Director of Leerink Capital; and Steve Barlow, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Health Catalyst.
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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. Their proven enterprise data warehouse (EDW) and analytics platform helps improve quality, add efficiency and lower costs in support of more than 50 million patients for organizations ranging from the largest US health system to forward-thinking physician practices. For more information, visit www.healthcatalyst.com, and follow them on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.