What’s Next for the Housing Market?

Even though today’s jobs report has been much better than expected, overall the economy still shows signs of slipping into a recession and, further, the Fed remains on the path to increase interest rates very significantly. Consumption, the most important component of GDP, is starting to slow down with retail sales, adjusted for inflation, declining for a few months now. …

You Might Be Using Dark UX Patterns

You Might Be Using Dark UX Patterns Users’ hire your website or app to do a job. Whether it’s to use a service, learn about a topic or to purchase something, the user has goals — and so do you. A well-designed experience makes it super simple and intuitive for the user to know where to look and what to click to …

Operations Research: Making Data-backed Decisions with Limited Data and Little Certainty

What is Operations Research? Making decisions is easy, making good ones is hard. Arriving at the best decision with limited data and lots of uncertainty is even harder. Operations Research (OR) provides a framework for making better decisions when data is incomplete and uncertainty is high. Since we all face these challenges, all decision-makers should consider themselves as operations researchers, …

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Three Ways EHR Must Innovate in a Post-Pandemic World

2020 could have been electronic health records’ moment. When COVID-19 hit the state of Washington and then New York City, a standardized and centralized database of aggregated patient data could have helped differentiate coronavirus symptoms from other conditions, hashed out high-risk patients and raised flags that a pandemic was imminent (and that this wasn’t just the seasonal flu). Integrated apps …

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How Modern Data Architecture Helps Enterprises Navigate Disruption and New Economies

Productivity, optimization and efficiency were the name of the game for the past few decades.  Enterprises went all-in on business models, supply chains and IT infrastructures hyper-focused and lean as can be. Not a penny wasted, needless data stored nor a second lost. Redundancy became kind of a bad word. Then the world shut down. Businesses that had been solely …

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Rapid Prototyping Drives Success & Timeline on Data Solution for Government Agencies in Crisis

Data solutions often require months for implementation: there’s technology to integrate, users to train and cultures to shift. But in the middle of the pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) didn’t have months. Every minute was a missed opportunity. When COVID-19 outbreaks began rapidly spreading across U.S. nursing …

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Data At The Speed of Crisis

Data has an expiration date. What it is depends on how that data is being used.  Consider a wildfire. Real-time data is essential here. Data about the fire, like location, expanse, terrain, temperature and speed, delivered a week after it’s been collected won’t help firefighters on the ground right now.  Yet if you analyzed it alongside datasets from previous weeks, …