May 19, 2020

Bacon, Anyone? The Stanley Cup You Want

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Bacon, Anyone? The Stanley Cup You Want

Are you a hockey fan? What about bacon? If you answered “yes” to both, then you may want to pay a visit to Bar Brutus, a local bar in Montreal’s east-end that has recently fashioned a Stanley Cup replica out of bacon!

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When you consider NHL hockey, you most likely think about the Montreal Canadiens, the Stanley Cup or a combination of both—the coveted trophy and which team will be lucky enough or skilled enough to secure it. However, when the subject comes up now, you may start thinking about bacon. Already known for a menu that graciously utilizes bacon, Bar Brutus now has their own version of the Stanley Cup on full display.

Co-owner of the bar, Anthoni Jodoin, recently stated that in order to successfully make the trophy, 22 pounds of bacon were acquired and used. And though the cup is not edible, it will be on display throughout the entire playoff season.

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If you can’t make it to Bar Brutus during this playoff season, then you can visit their Facebook page or Instagram account to view pictures of the masterpiece. Already proven to be quite popular on social media, the photo has well over 1,000 “likes.” If you had to choose, would you rather have the traditional trophy or the Stanley Cup that is made from bacon?
Last night, Montreal faced off against Ottawa for the first game and won—4 to 3. The second game will take place tomorrow night at Belle Centre.

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Jun 11, 2021

Health Catalyst: An agile approach to healthcare data

Northwell Health
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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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