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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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First of it’s kind! UMMC plans to open a school of population health in 2017

First of it’s kind! UMMC plans to open a school of population health in 2017

We all know it is so difficult to find health analytics professionals with the right blend of healthcare and data science competencies.  UMMC’s approach seems…

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but they are a different thousand words to different people

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but they are a different thousand words to different people

Graphs. We all like them. Some people like them more than others. Some people get confused by them if they don’t have accompanying explanations….

Data Scientists: 10 Qualities this Unicorn MUST possess!

Data Scientists: 10 Qualities this Unicorn MUST possess!

This article outlines 10 must have qualities of a data scientist. While I agree with most of them, I think there needs to be…

Bridging the Healthcare and Clinical Research Chasm: Understanding the FDA’s Next Evidence Generation initiative and why should healthcare care?

Bridging the Healthcare and Clinical Research Chasm: Understanding the FDA’s Next Evidence Generation initiative and why should healthcare care?

Recently, the FDA has written on the importance of focusing on a National system for Evidence Generation(EvGen). Evidence Generation is the culmination of assimilated information…

Bridging the Healthcare and Clinical Research Chasm: Understanding the FDA’s Next Evidence Generation initiative and why should healthcare care?

Current standards are insufficient to support the use of EHR data for clinical reearch

Bridging the Healthcare and Clinical Research Chasm: Understanding the FDA’s Next Evidence Generation initiative and why should healthcare care?

  Image adapted from: http://jasonh1234.deviantart.com/   Recently, the FDA has written on the importance of focusing on a National system for Evidence Generation (EvGen)….

Cloud-Sourcing for Better Health Care

Cloud-Sourcing for Better Health Care

Ah, the old days…. Where you as an individual were responsible for monitoring your own health. You monitored your blood pressure, or your glucose…

Who is brave enough to host a ‘FailCon’ for healthcare Big Data efforts?

Who is brave enough to host a ‘FailCon’ for healthcare Big Data efforts?

by Monica Horvath, PhD ‘Fail Fast’ is a familiar mantra of not just Silicon Valley start-ups, but also of analytics teams trying to distinguish…

5 Ways to Engage Classroom Learners

5 Ways to Engage Classroom Learners

We’ve all been there. That classroom or presentation where you jerk yourself away from a daydream or your phone to realize you’ve missed a…

Corporate education’s biggest challenge: company culture

Corporate education’s biggest challenge: company culture

I could not agree more with this statement, “To remain competitive and successful, organizations must create a a culture of knowledge sharing and continuous…

Communicating Data: Why Less Is More When It Comes to Cost and Quality Data

Communicating Data: Why Less Is More When It Comes to Cost and Quality Data

This past week, we had an opportunity to present a workshop on data visualization.  There was a tremendous amount of interest in “novel” data…

Basic Data Literacy: Bar Graphs versus Histograms

Basic Data Literacy: Bar Graphs versus Histograms

Recently our CEO, Greg Nelson, held a workshop on Data Visualization at PharmaSUG. If you were not fortunate enough to be able to participate in it…

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…