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Israeli Ministry of Health reverses blood donation policy

  Israeli Ministry of Health reverses blood donation policy

The Israeli Ministry of Health recently agreed to reverse a blood donation policy and will now allow some Ethiopian immigrants, homosexuals and elderly people to donate blood. According to the Jerusalem Post, the change is a result of “new local and foreign epidemiological data and the improvement in medical technologies and risk assessment.”

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Johns Hopkins Hospital opens capacity command center

  Johns Hopkins Hospital opens capacity command center

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has launched a state-of-the-art, advanced hospital control center. The Judy Reitz Capacity Command Center, designed and built with GE Healthcare Partners (GE), combines the latest in systems engineering, predictive analytics and innovative problem-solving to better manage patient safety, experience, volume and the movement of patients in and out of the hospital, enabling greater access to Johns Hopkins’ lifesaving services.

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Security spending potentially a misleading indicator of success

Organizations spend an average of 5.6 percent of the overall IT budget on IT security and risk management, according to the most recent IT Key Metrics Data from Gartner, Inc. However, IT security spending ranges from approximately 1 percent to 13 percent of the IT budget and is potentially a misleading indicator of program success, analysts said.

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Golden State Warriors, Accenture team to re-imagine fan experience

  Golden State Warriors, Accenture team to re-imagine fan experience

The Golden State Warriors, GSW Arena LLC and Accenture recently announced a multi-year partnership to reinvent the fan and community experience at Chase Center and the surrounding district. Accenture will begin its relationship with the Warriors this season at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Accenture will also be a founding partner of Chase Center, the state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex to be built in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, which is planned to open for the start of the 2019-20 NBA season.

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Gartner: Four forces driving a data-centric future for marketers

The convergence of marketing technology (Martech) and advertising technology (Adtech), event-triggered and real-time marketing techniques, personalization and the use of contextual clues are the four key forces that point to a data-centric future for marketers, according to a recent report from Gartner.

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Business execs lack confidence in insights from data and analytics

  Business execs lack confidence in insights from data and analytics

Most business leaders today believe in the value of using data and analytics (D&A) throughout their organizations, but say they lack confidence in their ability to measure the effectiveness and impact of D&A, and mistrust the analytics used to help drive decision-making, according to a new survey from KPMG International.

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MORS to hold Emerging Techniques Special Meeting

  MORS to hold Emerging Techniques Special Meeting

The inaugural Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Emerging Techniques Special Meeting (METSM) will be held Dec. 6-7 at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, Va. The meeting will feature high-quality technical presentations from leading experts from both inside and outside the MORS family and provide an opportunity for consumers of analysis and non-traditional providers of analysis to meet and share their needs and capabilities.

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Carefully chosen words in a fundraising appeal boosts donations

A forthcoming study in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, based on the psychology of sympathy, shows that small changes in the wording of a fundraising letter can increase donations by more than 300 percent.

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Salary survey: predictive analytics professionals

  Salary survey: predictive analytics professionals

The gender pay gap among predictive analytics professionals is practically nonexistent, and the percentage of U.S. citizens in the profession at the junior level is increasing while the percentage of foreign-born professionals at the same level is decreasing as more U.S. students are entering the market. Those are two of the more notable trends in a new Burtch Works salary survey of predictive analytics professionals (PAPs).

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‘Sport Business Analytics’ aims to help organizations optimize revenue

  ‘Sport Business Analytics’ aims to help organizations optimize revenue

More than 10 industry thought leaders contributed a chapter to the new book, “Sport Business Analytics: Using Data to Increase Revenue and Improve Operational Efficiency,” co-edited by C. Keith Harrison and Scott Bukstein. “Sport Business Analytics” aims to provide students and industry leaders with innovative strategies to collect data and convert it into meaningful, value-added information and actionable insights.

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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

Israeli Ministry of Health reverses blood donation policy

The Israeli Ministry of Health recently agreed to reverse a blood donation policy and will now allow some Ethiopian immigrants, homosexuals and elderly people to donate blood. According to the Jerusalem Post, the change is a result of “new local and foreign epidemiological data and the improvement in medical technologies and risk assessment.” Read more →

Johns Hopkins Hospital opens capacity command center

The Johns Hopkins Hospital has launched a state-of-the-art, advanced hospital control center. The Judy Reitz Capacity Command Center, designed and built with GE Healthcare Partners (GE), combines the latest in systems engineering, predictive analytics and innovative problem-solving to better manage patient safety, experience, volume and the movement of patients in and out of the hospital, enabling greater access to Johns Hopkins’ lifesaving services. Read more →

Security spending potentially a misleading indicator of success

Organizations spend an average of 5.6 percent of the overall IT budget on IT security and risk management, according to the most recent IT Key Metrics Data from Gartner, Inc. However, IT security spending ranges from approximately 1 percent to 13 percent of the IT budget and is potentially a misleading indicator of program success, analysts said. Read more →

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