Prescription for analytics: Ten smart moves to develop your strategy and culture

The health care industry has only scratched the surface of what big data analytics can do to advance the triple aim. It’s an open secret that if health and life science companies could analyze the big health data they already have – even before bringing in novel data sources – […]

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Caution: Don’t underestimate the promise of analytics

Big data analytics have ushered in the potential to dramatically improve health care costs, the care experience and patient outcomes. Masses of genomic data, clinical trial data, electronic health records (EHRs), claims data and research study data can be brought together to reveal important discoveries, support better operational and medical […]

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ANALYTICS power life sciences organizations

My favorite sessions at the SAS Health Analytics Executive Conference are the ones where life science customers describe case studies about the value of analytics in their organization. This year’s conference featured outstanding presentations from Xiaoying Wu, MD of Janssen; Alay Shah of Cardinal Health; and Craig Willis of Physicians […]

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Five pearls of wisdom from health analytics executive panel

At the 2014 SAS Health Analytics Executive Conference last week, I had the privilege of hosting a panel discussion with three industry leaders representing a cross-section of large, pioneering health and life sciences organizations who are each on the leading edge in their use of analytics to pave the path […]

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How analytics informs the new health care ecosystem

This week, we had the opportunity to hear from industry leaders at the SAS HLS Virtual conference, where we learned how #HealthAnalytics can inform the future of the health and life sciences industries. We were fortunate to have John Balla, a SAS expert in customer intelligence, join us for the conference. John […]

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Health care transformation and the power of prediction

Dr. Farzad Mostashari, a SAS user for 25 years, kicked off the 11th annual SAS Health Analytics Executive Conference yesterday, and made some bold statements regarding transformation and analytics in health care. “Transformation faces resistance,” he said, and it’s constantly faced with the ‘we’ve been doing it this way for […]

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#HealthAnalytics virtual conference coming soon to your screen

Anticipation is building for our 2014 Health and Life Sciences Virtual Conference to take place next Wednesday, May 14th, and we’d like to extend the invitation to you.  We’ve got a great lineup of speakers that promise to get into the big issues facing health care and life sciences today, including […]

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