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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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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…

Learning is better with the “Why”

Learning is better with the “Why”

As the classic song goes “Why do fools fall in love?”. Not “How do fools fall in love?”. Why do people yawn, not How…

Are your curious about.. your level of curiosity? I was.

Are your curious about.. your level of curiosity? I was.

by Monica Horvath, PhD At ThotWave we are strong believers that curiosity is the single most important trait of data scientists, data champions, and…

The Perfect World of Individual Medical Data

The Perfect World of Individual Medical Data

So many doctors I was in the waiting room of a doctors office recently. A woman in a motorized wheelchair came in and was…

Puppies, Politics and Healthcare

Puppies, Politics and Healthcare

The dog days of summer are upon us.  In the south, it’s hot. We typically describe our days as warm, hot, muggy, sticky or…

To New Careers and Beyond!

To New Careers and Beyond!

Recently we had an internal discussion regarding Millennials, aka the ‘younger generation’, and how they demonstrate far less loyalty to their employers than do…

Reading Wrong — Lessons from “Brilliant Blunders”

Reading Wrong — Lessons from “Brilliant Blunders”

by Monica Horvath, PhD I have a confession:  10+ years of post-secondary education in the basic sciences had an unintended consequence.   I forgot…

Where have all the statisticians gone? Big Data lessons for us all

Data don't make any sense. We will have to resort to statistics

Where have all the statisticians gone? Big Data lessons for us all

This last week, I learned that famed biostatistician Howard Barkan had passed away. The tribute to Howard Barkan in StatNews was particularly touching as…

Some good news, finally, regarding medical costs transparency

Some good news, finally, regarding medical costs transparency

Since the idea first started getting momentum, I have been strongly supportive of providing full transparency regarding care costs so that patients can get…

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…