Posts Tagged ‘healthcare






The Five Elements of a Data Scientist’s Job

by   |   December 18, 2012   |   1 Comment

Scott Nicholson’s vision for the data scientist role requires end-to-end engagement in a project, from framing the right questions to implementations of analytical models. Nicholson, the chief data scientist at Accretive Health and a former LinkedIn data leader, outlined the five elements of a successful data scientist at a recent presentation. Read More…


Childrens Hospital Boston by JosephBarillari via Wikipedia

Health Care Analytics That Get Results Involve Doctors in Developing Data Tools

by   |   December 13, 2012   |   Comments Off on Health Care Analytics That Get Results Involve Doctors in Developing Data Tools

The key challenge in adopting analytics in the health care industry is not all that different from what line of business managers in other industries face. Successful health care analytics programs require care providers to get involved with identifying the right questions and developing useful tools for exploring data. Read More…



Medical clinic photo by Army Medicine via Flickr

IBM Makes New Health Care Push with Predictive Analytics, Process Management

by   |   October 23, 2012   |   Leave a comment

There’s a lot of room for improving the health care system, from patient outcomes to inconsistent business processes and cost structures. IBM introduced an offering to address all of these issues using process management expertise, predictive analytics and natural language processing technology from the Watson system made famous on the Jeopardy TV game show. Read More…