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Keys to unlocking innovation in organizations

Benjamin Franklin offered this sage advice in the 18th century, but he left one key question unanswered: How? How do you successfully drive a business? More specifically, how do you develop the business strategy drivers that incite a business to grow and thrive? The 21st-century solution has proven to be data and analytics – from which emerge ideas large and small that can be the springboard to success.

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Benefits consulting firms form analytics company to improve health outcomes, lower costs

Three firms will continue servicing clients and operating as independent benefit agencies but will collectively use innovative analytics model to transform medical and prescription claims and health risk data into actionable information to identify health risks, lower insurance costs and improve health care outcomes.

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Data analytics application available for academic research

Datameer, Inc., a data analytics application that enables end users to discover insights and trends in any data, is enabling researchers to quickly analyze complex data sets to find and visually communicate their discoveries. Datameer now offers a free license of its data analytics application for qualifying academic research.

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Health plans invest in trigger-based communications with focus on health and wellness

More than 50 percent of health plans will invest in trigger-based communications to prompt consumers to take action, according to a new IDC Health Insights research study commissioned by Pitney Bowes Software, a global leader in customer data, analytics and communications management. Trigger-based communications use data analytics to detect a consumer’s current status and automatically initiate relevant communications to inspire consumer action.

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Accel Partners launches $100 million ‘Big Data Fund’

Accel Partners, a global venture capital firm, recently launched its Big Data Fund, a new $100 million investment initiative created to identify innovative entrepreneurs seeking to build category-defining companies at every layer of the Big Data stack.

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CUNY SPS offers new master of science in data analytics

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is offering a new online master of science degree in data analytics. The program prepares its graduates for high-demand and fast-growing careers as data analysts, data specialists, business intelligence analysts, information analysts and data engineers in such fields as business, operations, marketing, social media, healthcare, transportation, energy, and finance.

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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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