May 19, 2020

Tim Hortons to enter China with 1,500 new restaurants

Tim Hortons
China
Marketing
expansion
zaymalz malz
2 min
Tim Hortons to enter China with 1,500 new restaurants

Leading Canadian quick-service restaurant chain Tim Hortons has revealed that it will be expanding its operations into the Chinese market, launching 1,500 new restaurants across the country over the course of the next 10 years.

The 1,500 new locations stand as a significant expansion plan for the company, set to raise its total current number of restaurants by almost a third upon completion of the initiative.

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“We have two main priorities at Tim Hortons: Building and strengthening our brand in Canada; and expanding our iconic Canadian brand to the rest of the world,” said Tim Hortons President Alex Macedo.

“We have already seen Canada’s Chinese community embrace Tim Hortons and we now have the opportunity to bring the best of our Canadian brand to China with established partners who have expertise in the industry and the country.”

The move will see Tim Hortons partnering up with private equity firm Cartesian Capital group in delivering the expansion plan, a firm that Tim Hortons’ parent company Restaurant Brands has worked with previously to bring more than 900 Burger King outlets to China.

“Tim Hortons has a long, rich history of providing guests with quality food and premium coffee,” said Peter Yu, Managing Partner of Cartesian. “We plan to expand that tradition to China, drawing on 20 years of experience building businesses in China and around the world.”

The Chinese expansion, combined with Tim Hortons’ recently announced $700mn restaurant renovation plan, will likely serve to bolster the company’s reputation that has continued to fall in recent times.

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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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