May 19, 2020

Aldi to offer online grocery delivery with Instacart partnership

Amazon
e-commerce
whole foods
Food
shivraj seo
2 min
Aldi to offer online grocery delivery with Instacart partnership

German grocery chain Aldi has partnered with Instacart to offer online delivery in three American cities.

Through the deal, customers in Los Angeles, Dallas and Atlanta can order their groceries - including fresh fruit and vegetables - online for delivery in as little as an hour.

The pilot, starting on 31 August, has the potential of expanding to more cities in the future, according to the German discount store.

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Aldi is ramping up its ambitions in the US after Amazon announced its US$14bn takeover of upmarket food chain Whole Foods. The move has pressurised grocers across the US to step up their efforts to compete with the e-commerce giant.

Instacart presents itself as a way to help traditional grocers compete as online shopping becomes more popular. The US start-up is also threatened by the Amazon deal because it has been partners with Whole Foods since 2014.

Aldi entered the US 40 years ago and has built a chain of about 1,500 stores across the country. The German discounter has announced that it would be investing a further US$3bn to increase its US store count to 2,500 by 2022.

The e-commerce shakeup has dramatically changed the retail industry however, it has been slow to hit food sales. According to a recent poll from Gallup, only 9% of US adults order their household groceries online at least once a month.

Many grocers, including Aldi, hope that online grocery delivery will be a big area for growth in the future. 
 

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Jun 11, 2021

Health Catalyst: An agile approach to healthcare data

Northwell Health
Health Catalyst
3 min
How to get the most out of your investment in data with Health Catalyst

 

Healthcare Catalyst is quite literally a healthcare providers’ catalyst for change when it comes to their measurable, data-informed improvement in analytics, software and services.

Founded in 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Health Catalyst is dedicated to enabling health care organisations to build a healthcare-specific, open, flexible, and scalable data platform and fully integrated suite of analytics applications.

This enables health system partners, including Northwell Health in New York which serves a population of 11 million, to realise measurable value within months. “Our customers have recognised the potential to use data, to meaningfully improve their clinical, financial and operational business performance outcomes,” said Mike Doyle, Chief Customer Officer.

Formed by a group of healthcare veterans – with a quest to develop a data warehouse that could handle the complexities unique to healthcare data – they revolutionised the clinical process models and use of analytics and discovered the solution now known as Adaptive Data Architecture, which is agile, flexible and can be implemented in a matter of weeks compared to a matter of years.

Today, Health Catalyst helps clinicians in more than 250 hospitals that care for more than 100 million patients each year.

Health Catalyst offers a solution in three parts:

Data Operating System

Cloud-based DOS is a healthcare-specific, open, flexible, and scalable that provides customers a single environment to integrate and organise data.

Analytics Applications

Analytics applications build on top of the data platform and allow customers to make measurable clinical, financial and operational improvements.

Services Expertise

World-class team of analytics and domain experts leverage technology to help customers shorten time-to-value and achieve sustainable, measurable improvements.

The fully integrated data platform and suite of analytics applications helped clients during the pandemic, in ways even Health Catalyst could never have imagined. Health Catalyst offered products and services to support customers’ agile response to the pandemic in four phases:

  • Prepare.
  • Prevent.
  • Recover.
  • Plan.

“By having the data operating system, our clients were able to take advantage of the integrated source of data to meet challenges that they were facing in their local geographies due to the pandemic in ways that we could never even have predicted,” said Doyle.

Doyle highlighted Health Catalyst’s Value Architecture group, which helps the company ensure that its technology and expertise are delivering measurable and meaningful value to our clients.  “I think another key differentiator is our open platform that our clients are able to use to accelerate their own integration of data, but it is customisable, configurable in ways that makes it unique for them in ways other cookie cutter analytics just can’t match. 

“We like to start every discussion by listening and understanding how we can help our customers avoid making mistakes and getting the most out of their investment in data.”

Speaking about their partnership with Northwell, Doyle said: “We're very grateful for this partnership and want to thank these visionary leaders who are able to envision a future using data that is light years beyond what we can think of today.”

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