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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



Headlines

Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

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