When we are admitted to hospital, we have confidence in the system and the doctors; we trust that they will do everything to cure us. Yet some patients become more ill while they are hospitalised because they acquire an infection – and in severe cases, some of them die of
There seems to be huge concerns about how artificial intelligence (AI) will affect us all, especially replacing human jobs. There is talk about regulation, ethics and requiring companies to retrain those made redundant by algorithms. All this talk, however, has centred on the downsides of AI. What about the benefits?
The data I was analyzing was about “trust.” Maybe that’s what got me thinking about Stephen Sondheim, the Broadway composer and lyricist of musicals like Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods and the lyricist for West Side Story. Trust is a heavy emotional topic. Developmental psychologists
The UK media has been reporting many stories about people suffering from the potentially life-threatening condition sepsis. It has been receiving publicity beyond just news recently. For example, there is currently a storyline in the UK soap opera Coronation Street on ITV where the young character Jack Webster has a
There is general agreement that artificial intelligence (AI) will change our lives. What is less clear is exactly how and when that change will happen, and how it will look. Some of the speculation has been fairly wild. In life sciences and health care, however, the mists are now starting
Künstliche Intelligenz wird meist mit Alexa und Siri oder Chatbots bei Banken und Callcentern assoziiert. Eher selten wird über das Potenzial der KI-Technologien in den Life Sciences und im Gesundheitswesen gesprochen – die Idee ist aber im Kommen. Das zeigt eine aktuelle Studie von Accenture: 74 Prozent der Führungskräfte in
En el marco de la 4ª Convención Latinoamericana de Analítica, uno de los temas centrales fue la importancia de que las empresas saquen todo el potencial de sus datos para que la tecnología que implementan pueda mostrar su máximo valor en el marco de la Transformación Digital de sus negocios.
Die Digitalisierung bringt enorme Potenziale für Unternehmen: individualisierte Kundenansprache, spezifische bedürfnisorientierte Angebote, bessere Steuerbarkeit der Kundeninteraktion – all dies dient letztlich der Umsatzsteigerung und der Befriedigung der Shareholder. Doch es sind nicht nur Unternehmen, die die Herausforderung der Digitalisierung von Prozessen und Produkten annehmen und ihren Profit daraus schlagen, sondern
It seems only a few months back I posted an article on creating Pie Charts using a GTL based macro. Well, looking back, that was almost 6 years ago!! Recently, a colleague here at SAS needed to create Pie Charts in his report along with other plots created using SGPLOT
Advanced analytics is an important part of artificial intelligence (AI). Machine learning, or the ability of computers to learn from data, rather than through programming rules, means that more complex problems can be addressed than would otherwise be possible. It is significantly easier to supply lots of data and examples
“Machine Learning” is a trendy term being kicked around (pun intended) by fraud fighters around the world. In fact, Machine Learning is such a popular term that it is becoming a staple in buzzword bingo games. Here’s a little secret about machine learning… many of the people who talk about
What if we already had everything we needed to solve the world’s greatest health care challenges? We actually do. We already have the data, expertise and technology to transform the way health care and life-changing therapies are delivered globally. We have access to more data than ever before, and not
Das Gesundheitssystem in Deutschland sieht sich mittel- und langfristig vor große finanzielle Herausforderungen gestellt. Zum Teil ist dies wohl das Ergebnis des eigenen Erfolgs. Der kontinuierliche Fortschritt bei medizinischen Behandlungsmethoden hat dazu geführt, dass immer mehr Krankheiten erfolgreich behandelt werden können. Aus diesem Grunde erfreuen sich die Menschen einer immer
The NHS is one of the UK’s most beloved institutions, but it’s also in need of some new thinking. This is especially true when it comes to technology. The first major wave of investment in artificial intelligence (AI) has seen entire industries transformed by the speed and capabilities of machine
Todo se basa en una sencilla teoría económica: cuando los precios de los productos aumentan, la gente no está dispuesta a pagarlos y, en consecuencia, la demanda se va a pique; evidentemente, sucede el efecto contrario cuando se reducen. No obstante, el mecanismo que se activa al modificar dicho valor
Hospitals use SAS for antibiotic stewardship to focus on using antibiotics in a rational way. The purpose is to reduce antimicrobial resistance and excessive or inappropriate prescription of antibiotics. In this short blog post, I answer five of the most common questions concerning how data can prevent antimicrobial resistance. 1. Why
Stigma and discrimination in behavioral health, while improving, remain obstacles to people seeking care. And any obstacles need to be addressed, because those struggling with behavioral health and mental illness are simply not getting the help they need. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “The percentage of young
The PharmaSUG 2018 conference was held two weeks ago, with great enthusiasm and a record attendance. The highlight for me was the large spread on visual presentation of data, from papers to poster presentations. I will provide a more detailed report on all the exciting graphical presentations. One topic of
Lately, the media has again been focusing on the debate about how we can do more for society's vulnerable groups, including children. This is an important debate and an area that we at SAS already have much experience with: when you apply analytics to the right data, something important happens.
The use of antibiotics is growing rapidly. Excessive or inappropriate prescriptions of antibiotics and lack of follow-up on treatments results in antimicrobial resistance. The antimicrobials become resistant, and therefore they do not act on antibiotics as expected. This makes treatment ineffective, and already now 20-50 percent of all antibiotic prescriptions
La medida en que las organizaciones se beneficien de la Inteligencia Artificial, machine learning y la analítica dependerá de sus necesidades y la aplicación que puedan tener para hacerlas más rentables, ágiles y competitivas. La inteligencia artificial (IA) ha estado presente en nuestras vidas más tiempo del que creemos. Está
Landmark population health study involving 50,000 northern Nevadans turns to SAS to reveal hidden health insights These are exciting times in health care. Earlier this week I read that the NIH will soon open enrollment for its “All of Us” initiative. The research program aims to compile the genetic and health
Have you ever lied about your age? When you were younger, perhaps you exaggerated your age to watch an R-rated movie, buy cigarettes, get into a night club, or drink alcohol? And when people reach their 30s or 40s, they might subtract a few years when people ask their age.
As health care evolves, its entire ecosystem – from payers and providers to pharmaceutical companies and government agencies – seeks to find common ground. More data is available than ever. But transforming information into innovation is challenging. Organizations strive to create shared goals, internally and externally, trying to improve patient
How old was the oldest person in your family, or the oldest person you personally know? And how do they compare to the oldest people in the world? ... Perhaps you can easily make the comparison, with this cool graph! But before we get started, here's a picture of my
A while back a user requested to create a 3D WaterFall chart as presented by E Castanon Alvarez et. al. in "3D waterfall plots: a better graphical representation of tumor response in oncology" Annals of Oncology, Volume 28, Issue 3, 1 March 2017, Pages 454–456. I posted a blog article titled
Recientemente, el Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) llevó a cabo la segunda edición de las Olimpiadas de la Innovación, evento en el que se reunieron las autoridades sanitarias, prestadores de servicios y empresas de tecnología para conocer los avances que hacen posible prestar una atención segura, efectiva, oportuna y
Every day, managers in the health care sector are challenged with demands from politicians and influencers to find new ways to improve the health care sector. One of the biggest challenges for health care management is to handle the digitisation of the sector and to get more value out of
Much of the current artificial intelligence (AI) buzz is around applications like Alexa and Siri, or the use of chatbots in financial services or retail. There is far less talk about what might be possible in life sciences and healthcare with the application of AI, although companies are starting to
La fortaleza que tiene la analítica ahora es la revolución de las tecnologías como la inteligencia artificial (IA) y el aprendizaje automático. Esta amalgama de innovaciones le da a las empresas, de todas las industrias, la oportunidad de llevar a cabo las percepciones que obtienen de sus datos a una