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Analytics Magazine

January/February 2012 Table of Contents

healthcare analyticsFEATURES

Analytics & the future of healthcare

By Peter Horner and Atanu Basu
Market-driven reform already shifting emphasis from volume to value as industry leaders weigh in on what’s next.

Analytical integration in healthcare

By Thomas H. Davenport
Healthcare organizations need to finish implementing basic transaction data systems.

Predictive analytics: saving lives, lowering costs

By Todd Steffes
Non-adherence to medication prescriptions is a health epidemic in the United States.

Healthcare management engineering

By Alexander Kolker
Its scope, fundamental principles and potential and what it means for operations research professionals.

Intelligent decision support in healthcare

By Runki Basu, Norm Archer and Basudeb Mukherjee
Applying data mining and artificial neural networks to patient data to improve decision-making.

Telehealth’s promising global future

By Rajib Ghosh and Theo Ahadome
Despite potential, barriers remain for much-needed transformation of healthcare delivery models.

Managing, monitoring chronic diseases

By Basudeb Mukherjee, Karim Keshavjee and Runki Basu
The role of analytics in the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network.

DEPARTMENTS

Inside Story

By Peter Horner

Executive Edge

By Don N. Kleinmuntz

Profit Center

By E. Andrew Boyd

Analyze This!

By Vijay Mehrotra

Analytics Conference Preview

By Teresa V. Cryan

Five-Minute Analyst

By Harrison Schramm

Thinking Analytically

By John Toczek



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Fighting terrorists online: Identifying extremists before they post content

New research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts, and can identify them even before they post threatening content. The research, “Finding Extremists in Online Social Networks,” which was recently published in the INFORMS journal Operations Research, was conducted by Tauhid Zaman of the MIT, Lt. Col. Christopher E. Marks of the U.S. Army and Jytte Klausen of Brandeis University. Read more →

Syrian conflict yields model for attrition dynamics in multilateral war

Based on their study of the Syrian Civil War that’s been raging since 2011, three researchers created a predictive model for multilateral war called the Lanchester multiduel. Unless there is a player so strong it can guarantee a win regardless of what others do, the likely outcome of multilateral war is a gradual stalemate that culminates in the mutual annihilation of all players, according to the model. Read more →

SAS, Samford University team up to generate sports analytics talent

Sports teams try to squeeze out every last bit of talent to gain a competitive advantage on the field. That’s also true in college athletic departments and professional team offices, where entire departments devoted to analyzing data hunt for sports analytics experts that can give them an edge in a game, in the stands and beyond. To create this talent, analytics company SAS will collaborate with the Samford University Center for Sports Analytics to support teaching, learning and research in all areas where analytics affects sports, including fan engagement, sponsorship, player tracking, sports medicine, sports media and operations. Read more →

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