Big Data Analytics Use Cases: R/X For Healthcare

Big Data Analytics Use Cases: R/X For Healthcare

In the US, more money is spent on healthcare – about $3.2 trillion last year – than in any other discrete segment of the economy. By some estimates, that is about $600 billion more than should be spent, given the country’s size and wealth. These costs are pummeling consumers and their employers around the world. This year the global costs …

Lawyers could be the next profession to be replaced by computers

Lawyers could be the next profession to be replaced by computers

Technology is often for destroying traditional working-class jobs in sectors like manufacturing and retail. But blue collar jobs aren’t the only ones at risk. The legal profession — tradition-bound and labor-heavy — is on the cusp of a transformation in which artificial-intelligence platforms dramatically affect how legal work gets done. Those platforms will mine documents for evidence that will be …

Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia finally has mandatory data breach nofitication

Australia will have a mandatory data breach notification scheme in place within the year after several aborted attempts, following the passage of legislation through the senate today. The Labor and Liberal parties today united to pass the government’s Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 into law. The passage came despite a last-ditch attempt by the Greens to make changes to …

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Highlights Privacy in the Digital Age

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Highlights Privacy in the Digital Age

In keeping with this year’s Data Privacy Day theme, Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes center stage in reminding both organizations and individuals the importance of data privacy. Since all organizations come under the scope of the GDPR, small to medium businesses (SMBs), or companies with less than 250 employees and an …

Predictive Analytics in Healthcare:  It's not happening

Predictive Analytics in Healthcare: It’s not happening

Blasphemy I know, but Healthcare does not need another dashboard. And there is something else.  We need to stop believing healthcare dashboards and healthcare analytics are the same thing.  They are not. As I recall from time spent in endless sales presentations, dash boards were to be only the first step (some marketer’s PowerPoints label dashboards as only the First …

How Big Data Is Improving Health

How Big Data Is Improving Health, Security, and Saving Money for Agencies

The emergence of big data has meant greater efficiency and reduced costs for businesses in a variety of industries as well as organizations with an array of interests. The mass integration of this technology has not been exclusive to the private sector. Taxpayers will be pleased to know that the government has not been oblivious to the rise in data …

Analytics in the driver’s seat at Ford

Four ways Walmart uses analytics

From online activity to in-store purchases and social mentions, Walmart has more customer connections than any retailer in the world. According to Daniel Thorpe, Senior Director of Analytics for Global Customer Insights, the company sees 300,000 social mentions per week. Thorpe leads a team of analysts responsible for using that data to understand customers holistically based on self-reported and behavioral …

25% of CEOs’ Time Is Spent on Tasks Machines Could Do

25% of CEOs’ Time Is Spent on Tasks Machines Could Do

Soon after taking office, the new president created a national commission to examine the impact of automation. No family should pay an unjust price for progress, he announced, yet automation should not be viewed as an enemy. “If we understand it, if we plan for it, if we apply it well, automation will not be a job destroyer or a …

Top 9 ethical issues in artificial intelligence

Top 9 ethical issues in artificial intelligence

Optimizing logistics, detecting fraud, composing art, conducting research, providing translations: intelligent machine systems are transforming our lives for the better. As these systems become more capable, our world becomes more efficient and consequently richer. Tech giants such as Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft – as well as individuals like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk – believe that now is …

Six Powerful Ways Your HR Team Can Leverage Big Data

Six Powerful Ways Your HR Team Can Leverage Big Data

Between employee engagement drivers, productivity KPIs and retention metrics, big data can offer a broad spectrum of opportunities for improvements. Discovering trends in recruiting needs or performance technology can help companies best dedicate resources, as well as find strong fits for skill sets. It also allows for a path to improve staff morale by isolating elements that can hamper productivity. …