Healthcare data competency is the new black

Many are predicting the jobs of the future, how to robot proof your kids and what knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies will be key to avoid your white coat getting the pink slip. Communication, creativity, complex problem solving and collaboration are usually on the list. Now we need to add another “C”: healthcare data competency.  For some of…

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Is Virtual Reality realistic for hospitals and patients?

The early adoption of virtual reality (VR) in hospitals involved pain management, when Hunter Hoffman, a researcher from University of Washington built a $90,000 unit which immersed burn patients in a 3D video game called SnowWorld when their wounds were being cleaned. Patients claimed that the pain they have to endure was less severe and…

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Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of AI – Book Review

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence – by Ajay Agrawal, Avi Goldfarb, and Joshua Gans Three economics professors based in Toronto, one of the world’s epicenters of artificial intelligence, authored the timely book Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence (Harvard Business Review Press, 2018). This book’s central tenet is that prediction is…