Dale is internationally recognized as one of the most influential leaders in healthcare analytics and data warehousing since his earliest days in the industry, starting at Intermountain Healthcare from 1997-2005, where he was the chief architect for the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) and regional director of medical informatics at LDS Hospital. In 2001, he founded the Healthcare Data Warehousing Association. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President for Strategy at Health Catalyst, a 350-employee company that specializes in healthcare data warehousing, analytics, and outcomes improvement.
From 2005-2009, he was the CIO for Northwestern University’s faculty practice plan and the chief architect of the Northwestern Memorial Healthcare EDW. His team also led the implementation and optimization of EpicCare in 39 clinics including integration with Cerner Millennium in the campus hospitals.
From 2009-2012, he served as the CIO for the national health system of the Cayman Islands where he led the optimization of Cerner Millennium and implementation of new care delivery concepts that are now associated with accountable care in the US. He was also involved in the early development of Health City Cayman Islands, a tertiary care medical tourism hospital.
From 1983 through 1997, Dale had a diverse career that included duties as a CIO on Looking Glass airborne command posts in the US Air Force; IT support for the Reagan/Gorbachev summits; nuclear threat assessment for the National Security Agency and START Treaty; chief architect for the Intel Corp’s Integrated Logistics Data Warehouse; and co-founder of Information Technology International. In 1988, he hacked into the US nuclear conferencing system (JCSAN) from a public pay phone to prove that it could be done. As a systems engineer at TRW, Dale and his team developed the largest Oracle data warehouse in the world at that time (1995), using an innovative design principle now known as a late binding architecture.
He holds a BS degree in chemistry and minor in biology from Ft. Lewis College, Durango Colorado, and is a graduate of the US Air Force Information Systems Engineering program.