These days I'm hearing from people who are feeling out of place. Of course they want a world without COVID-19 and for life to feel like it used to. But as others make future plans and celebrate the potential return to "normal", they are feeling hesitant or more uncomfortable than
*This interview was recorded last summer, but the realities of the pandemic and alcohol use are still relevant today and so I am re-sharing this post. We continue to experience unique stressors, uncertainty, grief and isolation. This video provides specific steps you can try today to assess and alter behaviors
As I write this blog post, we are nearing the milestone of 500,000 deaths in the U.S. and 2.5 million worldwide. In the U.S. we are also nearing the one-year anniversary of that week in March where the realities of the pandemic set-in and everything changed. We are all caught
The management of the COVID-19 vaccination program is one of the most complex tasks in modern history. Even without the added complications of administering the vaccine during a pandemic, the race to vaccinate the populations who need it most all while maintaining the necessary cold-storage protocols, meeting double dose requirements,
Companies have been talking about disruption for years. The word appears in every other top-level business meeting – yet the revolution hasn’t happened. Many businesses have little to show for it. In truth, disruption needs more than enthusiasm. Without a strategy, organisations have simply transformed long, complicated paper processes into
COVID-19 has upset nearly every prediction and business plan for 2020 across the planet. Making predictions for 2021 may seem like a fool’s errand at this point, but many trends and consequences are already obvious and emerging from the global pandemic. The last global pandemic of this magnitude, the Spanish
When news about a new Coronavirus outbreak in China first hit the news, Falko and his colleague Anand Chitale wanted to know more. “We knew we could use SAS to analyze the data and discover new insights,” he said. By now, you’ve heard about our work helping customers combat the coronavirus pandemic.
It's easy to get distracted by new developments in the fight against healthcare fraud. New services. New providers. Relaxation of rules. The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly revolutionized the healthcare landscape. For instance, the government made sweeping regulatory changes to accommodate a surge in patients. Healthcare delivery and payment organizations, commercial
As the COVID-19 virus jetted to pandemic status, folks around the company, including Carlos, were tapped to come up with data-driven solutions – fast. “Until we have a vaccine, one of the most effective ways to curb the spread of COVID-19 is by implementing Nonpharmaceutical Interventions, called ‘NPIs’,” Carlos explained.
SAS, uqudo and iLabs Technologies started a collaboration in OpenGate for touchless and safe travel. OpenGate, based on open source technology and open standards, offers a seamless, automated travel solution based on a reliable platform and technical solution. It enables sharing personal, health and location information between border control, air
A year ago we could not imagine stadiums being empty during the most exciting sports events, but it is a common sight now. The entertainment sector is one of the hardest hit sectors because of the COVID-19 pandemic . Social distancing requirements made it impossible to have viewers in stadiums
Sherrine Eid believes there is strength in numbers. At SAS, we have access to some of the best and brightest scientists, mathematicians, econometricians, epidemiologists and biostatisticians, who are all driven by the same thing: They want to make this world a better place. "My passion is to objectively assess patterns
Being overwhelmed by the volume of news isn’t a new phenomenon. But today, our sense of being overwhelmed has increased and triggered feelings of fear, frustration and anxiety, given the ongoing developments and research tied to COVID-19. How do we sift through the volume of information facing us and truly understand whether the news we consume is factual or based on
By Sarah Gates, Analytics Platform Strategist at SAS, and Olivier Penel, Data & Analytics Strategic Adviser at SAS Today, organizations of all types are having to change their perspective – of how to do business, of how to collaborate with remote employees, of how to best engage with customers and
A note from Udo Sglavo: The need for randomization in experimental design was introduced by the statistician R. A. Fisher in 1925, in his book Statistical Methods for Research Workers. You would assume that developing a successful treatment for COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, will eventually conclude in
A blog article by Ali Alajme , Director of Health Information Systems, Ministry of Health & Prevention Bashar Balish, Senior Director & Client Leader - Cerner Middle East & Africa Marcel Yammine, General Manager, Gulf and Emerging Markets (GEM) - SAS Digital transformation of the healthcare sector has seen
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Recovery Month, which have the important goals of preventing suicide and promoting the idea that recovery from behavioral health conditions is achievable. Amid an unprecedented year of stressors, 2020’s awareness months around behavioral health conditions have become more relevant to far more people. In recognition of the challenges and changes in people’s work lives,
Biljana Belamaric Wilsey, a Senior Program Manager in Analytics R&D and CEO Award of Excellence recipient, has always been a curious person. Her curiosity has shaped who she is and the life-changing decisions she has made. Biljana Belamaric Wilsey, a Senior Program Manager in Analytics R&D and CEO Award of Excellence recipient, has always been
After 6 months of staying at home, limiting grocery store trips and cooking with what you have due to the COVID-19 pandemic, do you sigh at the thought of another rice, beans or pasta meal? Are you tired of preparing the same go-to meals time and time again? Do you
In the third post of his series, Jim Harris looks at types, terms and timing of coronavirus tests.
As COVID-19 began to spread rapidly, curious minds from across the company were tapped to create analytic models to help – fast. “In the early stages of the pandemic, SAS created a companywide internal organization with the goal of providing analytics to help combat the pandemic. The COVID-10 Science Advisory
Through our new strategic partnership, SAS and Microsoft are helping the public sector realize the power of analytics in the cloud. I spoke with Daniel Sumner, Worldwide Director of Smart Infrastructure at Microsoft, to explore the possibilities of more robust analytics and cloud strategies in government — and the technology
Last year when I recorded an on-demand webinar on the topic of Managing Stress I had no idea that in a few short months the world would change so much due to Covid-19. Almost overnight, the everyday stressors people feel became exacerbated worldwide and this same stress and anxiety has
Remember back to your early school days, singing with all your classmates “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!” and then we’d all clap our hands. Being happy back then was so simple. Today, it’s hard to get away from all the negative headlines of 2020! It’s
Twelve years ago, the banking industry suffered deep reputational damage in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis. Bankers took the blame – in some cases deservedly – for large-scale economic problems that took a severe toll on many of society’s most vulnerable people. The crisis severely shook banks
Lisa Lucas explains why people, knowledge and tech are vital for contact tracing.
As he watched me unpack yet another Amazon delivery, my husband decided to do an intervention. Scattered around me on the floor were solar panels, water purification tablets, tarps, hunting knives and enough batteries to power New York City for many weeks. It was 2019 and hurricane season was upon