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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

Analytics Blog

Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.

Headlines

Stereotypes hold back girls’ interest in STEM subjects

New research from Accenture reveals that young people in the United Kingdom and Ireland are most likely to associate a career in science and technology with “doing research” (52 percent), “working in a laboratory” (47 percent) and “wearing a white coat” (33 percent). The study found that girls are more likely to make these stereotypical associations than boys. Read more →

Gartner: Connected ‘things’ will jump 31 percent in 2017

Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017. Regionally, China, North America and Western Europe are driving the use of connected things, and the three regions together will represent 67 percent of the overall Internet of Things (IoT) installed base in 2017. Read more →

U.S. News: Analytics jobs rank among the best

When it comes to the best business jobs, analytics- and operations research-oriented disciplines dominate the list, according to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the “2017 Best Jobs.” In order, the top five “best business jobs” listings include: 1. statistician
, 2. mathematician
, 3. financial advisor, 
4. actuary, and 
5. operations research analyst. Read more →

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