Women in Data Science Should Band Together to Learn How to Win [data] Friends and Influence [data] People

Monica Horvath Our Thots

By Monica Horvath, PhD Director of Health Intelligence, ThotWave How do you empower Data Divas to lead and influence data teams?  The first step is to get them together to learn how to support each other. Recently I participated in a new local meetup group– data + women + triangle.  Their objective is to bring together area women who work …

3 Key Strategies for Data Science Innovation

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Business of Healthcare

In our advisory service work we are often asked “how should we organize our analytics team?” While there is no one right answer, it should align to the organizational strategy.   Minimally, we suggest that you allow ample opportunity for “insight and innovation” and that is pretty hard to do when you are focused on delivering data via reports for …

Kicking and Screaming your way to #SAS® EG

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Healthcare Analytics

Join our Director of Technical Training Services, Michelle Buchecker, at the Webinar for the Windy City SAS Users Group. You don’t have to be in Chicago. If your city ever experienced wind, you’re invited! In this webinar, Michelle will make you a more efficient #SAS programmer by showing you the benefits of Enterprise Guide for programmers. None of this point-and-click …

First of it’s kind! UMMC plans to open a school of population health in 2017

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Healthcare Analytics

We all know it is so difficult to find health analytics professionals with the right blend of healthcare and data science competencies.  UMMC’s approach seems to be to create them. The University of Mississippi Medical Center is doing groundbreaking work in analytics, and shortly will be extending that vision to their educational mission.  In 2017 they will open a school of …

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but they are a different thousand words to different people

Greg Nelson Analytics Competencies, Healthcare Analytics

Graphs. We all like them. Some people like them more than others. Some people get confused by them if they don’t have accompanying explanations. And with the volume of data expanding exponentially it’s easy to create an overly complicated graph. So how do you accommodate your widely varying audience? Give your graph flexibility! As you can see in this Financing …

Bridging the Healthcare and Clinical Research Chasm: Understanding the FDA’s Next Evidence Generation initiative and why should healthcare care?

Greg Nelson Analytics Competencies, Our Thots

by Greg Nelson Recently, the FDA has written on the importance of focusing on a National system for Evidence Generation (EvGen). Evidence Generation is the culmination of assimilated information and assessments regarding the conditions under which therapies or medical interventions work and when they don’t.  In the United States, we have a long-established process of moving therapies from investigational compounds or …

Cloud-Sourcing for Better Health Care

Greg Nelson Healthcare Technology, KM_healthcareBI

Ah, the old days…. Where you as an individual were responsible for monitoring your own health. You monitored your blood pressure, or your glucose levels, or whatever your health issues were. You bought a FitBit to help keep track of some health parameters electronically. If some of the values were out of whack, it was up to you to determine …

Who is brave enough to host a ‘FailCon’ for healthcare Big Data efforts?

Monica Horvath Analytics Competencies, Healthcare Analytics

by Monica Horvath, PhD ‘Fail Fast’ is a familiar mantra of not just Silicon Valley start-ups, but also of analytics teams trying to distinguish themselves as a flexible ‘think tank’ arm of the business. Should healthcare analytics teams be any different?  One issue healthcare has with the ‘Fail Fast’ motto is that many have branded themselves as organizations striving towards ‘excellence’ …

5 Ways to Engage Classroom Learners

Greg Nelson Analytics training

We’ve all been there. That classroom or presentation where you jerk yourself away from a daydream or your phone to realize you’ve missed a portion of the presentation. A portion that may, or may not, have been important. But you don’t know which. Now, what if you are the presenter? How do you keep your learners engaged? Here are 5 …