Introducing an incredibly clever way to test whether certain reported averages make sense

admin Analytics training, Healthcare Analytics

Not too long ago a few guys were noticing that the numbers in some published psychology papers didn’t make sense.  Not that they were confusing — but more that averages were being reported for data sets where it seemed like it was actually impossible to get those results based on the sample size.  Numbers ‘from the wild’ have a sort …

How do you define learning?

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Healthcare Technology

In this article, Faith Hill highlights the fact that we all define “Learning” a little differently, and it is based mostly on our own educational experiences. If you grew up in teacher-centered classrooms, you probably understand learning to be synonymous with lectures, instructors, powerpoint slides, you learned passively. But we strongly believe you have to actively participate in your learning, …

Why Googling Your Way to a New Career takes an Academy

admin Analytics training, Healthcare Analytics, Our Thots

There are a few moments in life where a simple sentence can make you stop and give pause to the depth of meaning that sentence has. A title on a thread on Reddit is a good example of that. “We live in a world where you can literally Google your way into a new career.” “Google your way into a new career.”  Think about …

Life long learners, learn on!

Greg Nelson Analytics training, Our Thots

In my ideal reality, I would be a student forever. And by student, I do mean continue to take classes, earn additional degrees, and expand my knowledge in various interests forever. However, this is not a reality I could afford, but this article definitely caught my eye with a few tips to keep learning outside of a classroom.  One tip …

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 …

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 …

Corporate education’s biggest challenge: company culture

Greg Nelson Analytics training

I could not agree more with this statement, “To remain competitive and successful, organizations must create a a culture of knowledge sharing and continuous learning.” At ThotWave, we strive to demonstrate this in every project we take on. Traditionally corporate education is shared with employees in the form of training, handbooks, and memos on an as needed basis. This article …