May 19, 2020

Top 5 hotels in Vancouver

Shangri-La Hotel
Wedgewood Hotel and Spa
Amy Wendel
2 min
Top 5 hotels in Vancouver

A list of the top 5 Hotels in Vancouver based on trip advisor ratings.


5: Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver

The Shangri-La Hotel is a luxury hotel based in Vancouver. Its facilities include a business and conference centre, a library, complimentary shoeshine service, house doctor, child care and a taxi and limousine service. Out of 1,492 reviews on trip advisor, the hotel has been rated ‘excellent’, at 4 and a half stars.


4: Wedgewood Hotel and Spa

Wedgewood Hotel and Spa is one of Canada’s leading luxury hotels, located in downtown Vancouver. They are one of the only hotels in Vancouver to offer private balconies. The hotel is family run, and offers 83 rooms and suits, a spa, salons and a restaurant and lounge. Out of 1,320 trip advisor reviews, the hotel has been rated ‘excellent’, at 4 and a half stars.


3: Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Rosewood Hotel Georgia is a historic Vancouver hotel first opened 1927 as Hotel Georgia, and quickly became known as the city’s most fashionable retreat and one of the best hotels in Vancouver. In 2011, the hotel underwent extensive renovations and reopened in June 2011 as Rosewood Hotel Georgia. The hotel has a five-star rating on trip advisor, with some reviews describing it as an ‘outstanding hotel’, ‘perfect luxury’ and a ‘beautiful hotel’.


2: L’Hermitage Hotel

L’Hermitage Hotel is a luxury hotel based in the heart of Vancouver’s shopping and entertainment district. L’Hermitage Hotel has 60 rooms and was established in 2008. It is located on the 5th, 6th and 7th floors of a residential tower, and offers traditional rooms and suits as well as one and two bedroom homes with fully equipped kitchens. L’Hermitage Hotel has 3,283 reviews on trip advisor and a five-star rating.


1: Fairmont Pacific Rim

The Fairmont Pacific Rim is the most highly rated hotel on trip advisor, with 2,647 views and a five-star rating. The hotel includes three restaurants, an outdoor rooftop pool and spa, meeting facilities and a business centre. The rooms include 24/7 room service, flat-screen TV’s and Nespresso machines, as well as minibars and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms include whirlpool bath tubs, patios with fire pits and harbour views. The club level rooms come complete with a butler, free breakfast, afternoon tea and a private lounge serving drinks and appetizers.


Photo credit: Bruce Irschick

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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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