Puppies, Politics and Healthcare

Greg Nelson Business of Healthcare

The dog days of summer are upon us.  In the south, it’s hot. We typically describe our days as warm, hot, muggy, sticky or stifling.  The inherent hierarchy says it all. The higher on the scale we climb, the more we grumble.  In my case, I just get more surly (but that could be having to wake up before 5:00am …

To New Careers and Beyond!

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Business of Healthcare

Recently we had an internal discussion regarding Millennials, aka the ‘younger generation’, and how they demonstrate far less loyalty to their employers than do other age groups.  This is not necessarily a bad thing; it’s just different from generations past. There are a variety of reasons for it, but the result is still the same. Worker loyalty has shifted from …

Data don't make any sense. We will have to resort to statistics

Where have all the statisticians gone? Big Data lessons for us all

Greg Nelson Analytics Competencies, Healthcare Analytics, Our Thots

This last week, I learned that famed biostatistician Howard Barkan had passed away. The tribute to Howard Barkan in StatNews was particularly touching as it reminded me of those that I rely on to make sure that we “get it right. “ Surprising, even though Dr. Barkan is considered a foremost biostatistician, his degrees were in Anthropology and Public Health.  …