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Ready for Rotterdam: 2017 INFORMS Healthcare Conference

    Ready for Rotterdam: 2017 INFORMS Healthcare Conference

All over the world, healthcare organizations are being challenged by obstacles related to the aging of the population and other global trends. It is vital that the complex and growing demands in healthcare delivery are tackled swiftly and optimally. With the abundance of data available, operations researchers across the globe can pool resources and share solutions to come up with innovative ideas to remedy shortcomings within current healthcare systems. The 2017 INFORMS Healthcare Conference, being held July 26-28 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, is the ideal forum for O.R. professionals to come together to optimize health service operations and outcomes.

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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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Healthcare Analytics: Data governance and management

The healthcare analytics industry is making great strides. As part of my work I talk to many data analytics companies who report they are very busy with implementation projects. One large company told me that its implementation staffs are booked until end of the first quarter of 2017. This is evidence that the demand for healthcare analytics is strong.

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Healthcare Analytics: Analytics and machine learning

    Healthcare Analytics: Analytics and machine learning

The U.S. healthcare system is well on its way in the transition to value-based payment models that reward providers for delivering quality outcomes and keeping patients healthy. In fact, as of March 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services reported that an estimated 30 percent of Medicare payments were already tied to these new alternative payment systems.

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Healthcare Fraud: Analytics — The radiation badge for healthcare FWA

    Healthcare Fraud: Analytics — The radiation badge for healthcare FWA

While it has been a problem since the beginning of modern healthcare, in the past few years public focus on fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) in healthcare has grown substantially, as has the amount of money lost in the U.S. healthcare system as a result. Recent testimony to Congress by Ann Maxwell, assistant inspector general for evaluation and inspections at the Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), reported “the estimated improper payments for Medicare and Medicaid to be approximately $88.8 billion” in FY2015.

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Healthcare Analytics HIMSS 2016 report: A good year ahead for data aficionados

    Healthcare Analytics HIMSS 2016 report: A good year ahead for data aficionados

The Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) organizes the largest health information technology conference in North America every year. This year’s event, held in Las Vegas, attracted about 42,000 attendees from around the world. About 1,300 health IT exhibitors showcased their products and services, and more than 300 education programs were presented. I attended this event to get a glimpse of the industry with a focus on healthcare analytics. It was encouraging to hear success stories in health analytics around the country.

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Healthcare Analytics: Quiet period in healthcare analytics: lull before the storm?

A somewhat quiet period is continuing in the healthcare analytics market. At the end of February the annual conference of the Healthcare Information Management System Society (HIMSS) will take place in Las Vegas. Health IT companies and tens of thousands of attendees will congregate around the key theme of the event, “healthcare analytics and the rise in big data in healthcare.”

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Healthcare Analytics: Four mega trends to watch in 2016

January/February 2016 Changes in 2015 caused the otherwise conservative and closed healthcare industry to change direction. By Rajib Ghosh It’s

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Healthcare Analytics: Healthcare and big data: Hype or unevenly distributed future?

November/December 2015 By Rajib Ghosh We had a quiet few months in the healthcare analytics industry news wise. Healthcare organizations,

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Analytics & the future of healthcare

    Analytics & the future of healthcare

Healthcare will be a hot topic during the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Barack Obama nearly two years ago is attacked or defended by the respective candidates and their surrogates. However, no matter who wins the White House this year, the U.S. healthcare system will be reformed, and more likely transformed, in the near future, and analytics is certain to play a leading role in that transformation.

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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.

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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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