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At ThotWave, we are passionate about the connectedness of our industry and trends which shape the future of healthcare. Each week, we curate content as part of our research discovery process and bring you the most relevant content from the world of healthcare analytics.

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Google DeepMind in Deep Doo

Google DeepMind in Deep Doo

DeepMind is a pretty heady name for a company.  Nonetheless, it is one of Google’s recent acquisitions designed to position Google as king-of-the-hill in…

Training Often Fails Our Learners. Here Is Why.

Training Often Fails Our Learners. Here Is Why.

I am a life-long learner.  So committed to the idea, I traded my 20’s and nearly a decade of earning potential to follow through…

The security crisis no one is mentioning–altering of healthcare data

The security crisis no one is mentioning–altering of healthcare data

The news is plentiful with descriptions of healthcare data breaches and ransomware.  Among all of this gloom, there is another BoogeyMan being overlooked– the…

Keep calm and find a mentor

Keep calm and find a mentor

“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.” – Stephen McCranie Think about that… a master didn’t become a master overnight. While…

The Importance of Interoperability in Healthcare Data

The Importance of Interoperability in Healthcare Data

Working with data is hard. Working with Big Data is harder. Working with Big Data that has to connect to other Big Data is…

Hospital-what-ists?

Hospital-what-ists?

Although the term hospitalist has been around since 1996, according to this article in Becker’s Hospital Review, the field wasn’t tracked by the American…

Pitfalls of Excel

Pitfalls of Excel

We all rely on Excel from time to time. Depending on your job role, you may use it for simple calculations, or more advanced…

Teaching to Busy Professionals

Out with old, in with the new I read an article recently on Facilitating Adult Learning. There was no date on the article, but…

Is too much data a bad thing?

Is too much data a bad thing?

In this interesting article by Charles Ornstein, he explores the concept of why having too many tests done to your body when you are…

Bad Data Equals Bad Analysis

Bad Data Equals Bad Analysis

  As early as 1957 (according to Wikipedia) there has been the phrase “Garbage in, garbage out” when referring to computer data. Bad data…

Don’t get caught lying with data – check out Tufte’s Lie Factor

Don’t get caught lying with data – check out Tufte’s Lie Factor

The whole point of depicting data and information in a graph is that someone can visually see what’s going on, what the relationship is…

Journey to Value Based Care Without a Roadmap? What were you thinking?

Journey to Value Based Care Without a Roadmap? What were you thinking?

As organizations move from fee-for-service to value based healthcare (where value is a function of quality and cost) analytics can play a tremendously important…

Give Change a Chance: Top 3 Change Challenges

Nurturing talent requires more than simply sending people to courses

Give Change a Chance: Top 3 Change Challenges

Over the past few weeks, I have gotten a lot of feedback on my previous article on Change Management.  For most, it struck a resounding chord…

Beyond Best Practice: Grid Computing in the Modern World

Beyond Best Practice: Grid Computing in the Modern World

Beyond Best Practice: Grid Computing in the Modern World Jan Bigalke, Allianz Managed Operation & Services SE & Gregory S. Nelson, ThotWave Technologies This paper…

Change Management for Analytics Presentation

Change Management for Analytics Presentation

<h1>Change Management: The Secret to a Successful SAS® Implementation</h1> Gregory S. Nelson ThotWave Technologies, Chapel Hill, NC Abstract Whether you are deploying a new capability…

Change Management for Analytics

Change Management for Analytics

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Data4Decisions Presentation on Analytic Staffing Models

Data4Decisions Presentation on Analytic Staffing Models

Analytics Staffing Models of Health Systems That Compete Well Using Data Analytic leaders are facing unprecedented pressure as expectations from the digitization of health…

Managing Data to Achieve Analytic Goals

Managing Data to Achieve Analytic Goals

This video is about Managing Data To Achieve Analytic Goals – Lessons from Health Analytics Trailblazers

Getting Started with Data Governance

Getting Started with Data Governance

While there has been tremendous progress in technologies related to data storage, high performance computing and advanced analytic techniques, organizations have only recently begun…

Practical Implications of Sharing Data: A Primer on Data Privacy, Anonymization, and De-Identification

Practical Implications of Sharing Data: A Primer on Data Privacy, Anonymization, and De-Identification

Researchers, patients, clinicians, and other healthcare industry participants are forging new models for data sharing in hopes that the quantity, diversity, and analytic potential…

The Journey to Becoming an Analytics Center of Excellence

The Journey to Becoming an Analytics Center of Excellence

NCHICA 20th Annual Conference Featured ThotWave and Duke Health’s Monica Horvath, PhD ThotWave was one of two organizations selected to conduct a 4-hour workshop…

Data and Analytics: The Foundation for an Evolving Healthcare System

Data and Analytics: The Foundation for an Evolving Healthcare System

ThotWave was invited to present an analytics workshop at Southern Atlantic Healthcare Alliance (SAHA) education college on July 22. SAHA was founded a decade ago to…

Data Convergence in Life Sciences and Healthcare

Data Convergence in Life Sciences and Healthcare

The increased pace of advances in science, technology, and healthcare and the need for medical breakthroughs have blurred the lines between traditional Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical…

Best Practices for Managing and Monitoring SAS® Data Management Solutions

Best Practices for Managing and Monitoring SAS® Data Management Solutions

SAS® and DataFlux® technologies combine to create a powerful platform for data warehousing and master data management. Whether you are a professional SAS administrator…