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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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The importance of planning before implementing an EHR

The importance of planning before implementing an EHR

Moving from an archaic paper-based system to Electronic Health Records seems like a good idea. But as indicated in http://www.politico.com/story/2016/04/ehr-debacle-leads-to-paper-based-care-for-coast-guard-servicemembers-222412, throwing money at a problem…

MACRA(&)Me: Our Thots from the North Carolina HMISS 2016 Annual Meeting

MACRA(&)Me: Our Thots from the North Carolina HMISS 2016 Annual Meeting

By Monica Horvath, Director of Health Intelligence The best conferences are those where there are a lot of stories.  At this year NC HIMSS…

SAS Global Forum Recap: Check Out Our Papers and Presentations

SAS Global Forum Recap: Check Out Our Papers and Presentations

Greg Nelson and Michelle Buchecker presented four great papers at SAS Global Forum this year. Links to each of our papers are included below….

See Our Presentation: How to Grow Health Analytics Without Hiring New Staff

See Our Presentation: How to Grow Health Analytics Without Hiring New Staff

by Monica Horvath, PhD Really?  Wow– that’s a hard title to live up to.  But we will be doing just that when I (Monica…

Drilling Down on Data Analytics for Value-Based Care Delivery

Drilling Down on Data Analytics for Value-Based Care Delivery

This article touches on a wealth of issues facing data analytics for healthcare. What type of skills are needed? How do you translate volumes…

Handy tool for mobile health app developers: Which privacy laws do you need to worry about?

Handy tool for mobile health app developers: Which privacy laws do you need to worry about?

The FTC has coordinated with a slew of other Federal agencies to produce a little interactive tool that you can walk through to see…

Strike up the band! Incorporating patient-reported outcomes into clinical care.

Strike up the band! Incorporating patient-reported outcomes into clinical care.

by Nancy Wicklin This article discusses how a smartphone app (called Orchestra) is providing better collaboration between providers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center…

Refunded care at Geisinger: $80K over 6mos

Refunded care at Geisinger: $80K over 6mos

Not too long ago Geisinger CEO announced that for certain services, they would be giving a refund option via their ‘ProvenExperience’ program if patients…

See us at SAS Global Forum!

See us at SAS Global Forum!

Greg Nelson and Michelle Buchecker from ThotWave are presenting four sessions at SAS Global Forum this year. Change Management: The Secret to a Successful…

Is healthcare ready to take on risk? When analytics matters

Is healthcare ready to take on risk? When analytics matters

by Greg Nelson The often quoted sentiment “Healing is an art, medicine is a profession, but healthcare is a business.” is part of the…

“And now you know the rest of the story” Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster

“And now you know the rest of the story” Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster

by Nancy Wicklin   This article discusses how important storytelling is in caring for patients, but how EHRs make it very hard to tell…

Beam me up, Scotty!

Beam me up, Scotty!

by Nancy Wicklin OK, so I admit it… I’m a huge fan of science fiction, particularly Star Trek. I used to think it was…

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…

Business Intelligence 2.0: Are We There Yet?

Business Intelligence 2.0: Are We There Yet?

Business intelligence (BI) has been with us for years now, and, we would argue, not much has changed. Advances in the consumer communications and…