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Big Data and the Opioid Crisis

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips takes a look at the opioid crisis and how two major components of big data can help find a solution including patient behavioral analysis, and also prescription/outcome tracking.

When Data Quality meets Context, Health Wearables Find Their Power

In this special guest feature, Jiang Li, CEO of VivaLNK, offers three key considerations when it comes to remote patient monitoring (RPM) and the Internet of Healthcare Things (IoHT); a world where devices remotely and continuous gather meaningful data on the state of our health before, during and after a health event.

AI Will Not Replace Radiologists

In this special guest feature, Elad Walach, CEO of Aidoc, offers four important reasons today’s budding radiologists need not fear AI displacement. Given mounting workloads and the severe shortage of radiologists in the face of rising demand, AI augmentation will be a tremendous boon to the profession—not an existential threat.

Apixio Launches HCC Auditor, AI-Powered Risk Adjustment Auditing Solution

Apixio Inc., the data science company for healthcare, announced availability of the AI-powered solution to help health plans and provider organizations to undertake internal audits of their risk adjustment payment data with increased accuracy and in far less time than traditional methods.

How Eliminating Data Silos Will Democratize Pharma R&D

In this special guest feature, Gunjan Bhardwaj, Founder and CEO of Innoplexus, discusses how data silos in pharma prevent the latest advancements in machine learning and data analytics from operating at their full potential, how AI and blockchain are transforming incentives in data sharing practices to promote greater transparency, and how companies can leverage open data to drive innovation and lower drug prices.

How Retail Can Thrive Using AI as ‘The Human Touch’

In this special guest feature, Shana Pilewski, Head of Content at Dynamic Yield, takes a look at retail coupled with the benefits and challenges with adopting today’s leading technologies like AI and machine learning. Specifically, the key to humanizing experiences and influencing action is to treat each outcome as unique and dynamically respond to each customer individually, a feat which can only be scaled with machine learning.

Interview: Bill Waid, VP and General Manager, FICO Decision Management Suite

I recently caught up with Bill Waid, VP and General Manager of FICO Decision Management Suite to discuss FICO’s long and deep history with AI and machine learning in the solution of business problems, most notably fraud detection. Bill also outlines the evolution of the company’s use of this technology with its cloud enabled platform that combines analytics, decisions, and optimization into a Decision Management Suite (DMS).

Finance Careers Utilizing Big Data

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips suggests that if you are considering any sort of career in the finance field, you will more than likely be directly or indirectly involved with Big Data at some point in your career. If you are looking at finance, consider your relationship with its partner-in-crime, big data.

Be on Top of Key Data Analytic Trends

Emily Washington: ‘Businesses are increasingly evaluating ways to streamline their overall technology stack… to successfully leverage big data and analytics’. Tech trends in data analytics are seeing the industry soar. Discover more here.

AI for Pharma R&D – Creating Anti-cancer Drugs Faster, Reducing Process from Years to Days

The costs and process of developing anti-cancer drugs has been an extreme challenge for decades. Today one company, AccutarBio, is harnessing the power of AI to accelerate drug discovery and reform the current “hit-to-lead” drug discovery scheme. The company recently received $15 million in funding (including money from Chinese AI/facial recognition company YITU) and is now partnering with Amgen.