13 March, 2017
The study of the stars and the fight against cancer may seem to have little in common but the two have been brought together by…
2 February, 2017
Bots get a lot of buzz these days. In the enterprise, a lot of this buzz focuses on customer care use cases, trying to provide…
26 October, 2016
For more than nine years, the “laughing monk” has been a symbol of all that Zendesk represents, peacefully resolving problems to create happy customers. But the image emphasized a reactive nature, something that the company is looking to get past, especially as it’s now a public company. That’s…
19 October, 2016
TrendShift expands its SaaS-based capabilities in population health, risk modeling and predictive analytics designed to provide clients with real and tangible value.
TrendShift, LLC acquired the assets of Health Data Intelligence, LLC (“HDI”), a SaaS-based healthcare analytics and population health management company based in Columbus, Ohio, serving employers…
10 June, 2016
“Big data” is a very 21st-century kind of buzzword, which ambiguously invokes the idea of using large sets of data to draw computer-assisted conclusions about trends, patterns and correlations, often about people and their behavior.
But if you wanted to trace the origin of using big data for…
25 May, 2016
The most powerful case study for Big Data can be found in the medical field. Not only is real-time data vastly important, but hospitals collect an unending supply of patient and drug data, all of which falls under regulatory demands. There are few places that so perfectly bring together…
24 May, 2016
Big Data will leave no sector untouched as it continues to change the way we think about everything from sales to human resources, and medicine and healthcare are no different.
For years, the basis of most medical research and discovery has been the collection and analysis of data: who gets…
17 May, 2016
Technology presents huge opportunities and challenges for our health and care system. Here are five areas to watch…
Publication: The Guardian
17 May, 2016
Most people seem to agree that healthcare is ripe for innovation, and badly needs it. Lots of people are talking up two potential sources for that innovation: Big Data and Cognitive Computing.
I’m strongly in favor of data, the bigger the better. But is the Big Data movement going…
Publication: The Huffington Post
8 March, 2016
Unless you have just returned to Earth after a short break on Mars, you will have noted that some of the shine has come off the big data bandwagon lately.
Two academic papers that may have escaped your attention can help us to understand why – but also demonstrate that the…
23 February, 2016
In a world where healthcare information exists in many different sources and formats (images, video, text, numerical data, multimedia, paper, etc.), it’s no surprise that the massive amount of healthcare data is incredibly complex and difficult to sort, organize, and decipher…
16 February, 2016
When we visit our doctor or go into hospital, we have faith in the knowledge that the healthcare professionals involved are treating us according to proven scientific methods, otherwise known as evidence-based medicine (EBM). This means they’re prescribing drugs or selecting treatment methods that have proven successful in…