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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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Pick Your Price for Surgery — An Idea That May Work?

Pick Your Price for Surgery — An Idea That May Work?

ZendyHealth has launched a “Pick Your Price” program for orthopedics in addition to existing Priceline-style bid services for dental, imaging, and cosmetic services. This…

Great data visualization practices to ensure your message comes through

Great data visualization practices to ensure your message comes through

Judging by the different blog posts, technology advertisements, webinars, workshops, and other advertorial media over the past ten months, Visualization is becoming the healthIT…

Reality Check: Your Health Data Analysts Are Probably Planning on Quitting, Even If They Are Happy

Reality Check: Your Health Data Analysts Are Probably Planning on Quitting, Even If They Are Happy

One of the most common organizational challenges we hear in getting started in healthcare analytics is the difficulty in finding talent.  Often posted job…

Data Science Skills Needed for the Future

Data Science Skills Needed for the Future

The adage “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”  Albert Einstein is entirely appropriate in this day…

What will happen if fitness trackers ‘go to the dogs?’

What will happen if fitness trackers ‘go to the dogs?’

by Monica Horvath, PhD It is always interesting to think about unintended effects of trying to engage people in healthier behavior. For example, Fitbit’s…

Being healthy could be as simple as going to work

Being healthy could be as simple as going to work

Add Fitwel to the list of certifications your office building can have. Of course we have required ADA standards to make sure a building…

Nanobots to the Rescue! But first, we need a map

Nanobots to the Rescue! But first, we need a map

In a quickly-evolving world of data and the quantified-self we can add one more “21st Century” gadget to our watch list: nanobot. In this…

Hoarding Data Won’t Make It Self-Aware

Hoarding Data Won’t Make It Self-Aware

“We want all the data.  Just give me all the data.” Many of us working with curious clinicians have heard this phrase quite a…

Technology is just another tool

I have two doctors that I visit annually, and I am always surprised at how incredibly different the two experiences are. Doctor Office A is…

Life long learners, learn on!

Life long learners, learn on!

In my ideal reality, I would be a student forever. And by student, I do mean continue to take classes, earn additional degrees, and…

Understanding the Limits of Real World Evidence and Machine Learning

Understanding the Limits of Real World Evidence and Machine Learning

I’ve always been a big fan of the work that Dr. William R. Hersh and his colleagues at Oregon Health & Science University have done…

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…