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Analytics Magazine

May/June 2010 Table of Contents

health care analyticsFEATURES

Resources for Spreadsheet Analysts

by Thomas A. Grossman
More than 180 spreadsheet analytics products point way toward better, faster, smarter.

Text Analytics: Two World Collide

by Kathy Lange
Intersection of two distinct disciplines gleans insight from massive amounts of unstructured data.

Advanced Analytics for Sales & Operations Planning

by Jeremy E. Shapiro
Effective Sales & Operations Planning decision-making can’t be achieved without insights from analytics.

Health Care Reform Has Passed. Now What?

by Douglas A. Samuelson
Predicted outcomes: Guarded optimism for general public and patients; excellent prognosis for health care system analysts.

How Mathematical Models Can Help Improve Cancer Treatments Plans

by Gino J. Lim
Breakthrough project combines expertise in two different area — radiation physics and optimization.

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Study: Salaries for early career data scientists decrease for first time

Salaries for early career data scientists decreased year over year for the first time in four years as did the percentage of early career data scientists with a Ph.D. while demand for data scientists continued to increase, according to a recently released Burtch Works’ 2017 salary study of data scientists. Salaries for more experienced data scientists generally held steady or increased slightly depending on an individual’s focus area, responsibility and geographic base, according to the report. Read more →

Generous health insurance plans encourage overtreatment, but may not improve health

Offering comprehensive health insurance plans with low deductibles and co-pay in exchange for higher annual premiums seems like a good value for the risk averse, and a profitable product for insurance companies. But according to a forthcoming study in a leading scholarly marketing journal, the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, such plans can encourage individuals with chronic conditions to turn to needlessly expensive treatments that have little impact on their health outcomes. This in turn raises costs for the insurer and future prices for the insured. Read more →

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July 26-28, 2017, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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