There are complex challenges that a data scientist might face in statistically modeling real-time decision-support scenarios in fast-moving athletic competitions. Each sport needs to be modeled on its own terms. A within-game decision-support predictive model for one sport cannot be applied
Medical professionals are between the proverbial rock and hard place when trying to determine whether, how and why patients are failing to comply with doctor's orders. On the one hand, their ability to help people depends on having intimate, current and accurate knowledge of people's physical
http://ibm.co/5stepsThis big question looms whenever and wherever practitioners all join together to discuss advances, changes and needs in the industry. While, in some ways, the answer is “yes"—because there is a need, a desire and a significant opportunity—in many ways healthcare organizations
I’m looking forward to the upcoming Healthcare Analytics Symposium in Chicago next week (July 14-16) led by Health Data Management. During this analytics focused conference, we will hear from innovators who are leveraging big data and analytics in a variety of ways to solve real problems that touch
Prioritizing data mining projects is a delicate art, equivalent to the decisions that R&D managers face every single day. How should you prioritize your data mining efforts and allocate your limited resources most effectively? Most important, how do you decide what NOT to work on?
The IBM Institute for Business Value Global Consumer Study indicated that consumers are “asking for tomorrow today.” With the proliferation of social networks, mobile devices and data, it’s easy to understand why customer demands and expectations continue to expand while their patience shortens: “
Even the experts can have a tough time spotting the early stages of many cancers and other illnesses. That difficulty can cost lives, because the earlier symptoms are detected, the sooner these conditions can be eradicated through drugs, surgery and other treatments.
The advanced medical imaging
Anybody can be Nostradamus, and I don't mean that in a good way. Just like that medieval French mystic, you or I could easily spend our lives spinning grandiose, alluring and unverifiable visions of the future. If you swirl in just the right amount of symbolic apocalyptic hokum, you can never be
Sport is just a branch of the entertainment industry. As such, I don't expect that big data and analytics (a la Moneyball) will play a more decisive role in athletic competitions than they do in, say, determining whether Broadway actors exit stage right or stage left after the climactic scene.