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Accretive Health - Quality Management in Health Care
Better LivingThrough Data Science Scott Nicholson @scootrous snicholson@ accretivehealth.com lnkd.in/scott
Helping peopleand businesses make better decisions
Does big data help people make better decisions?No, insights do.BD is a realization that we can do more with data than we previouslythought, just as much as it is about more data being availableCompanies in 2000 who didn’t know what to do with their “small”data won’t be any better off with big/huge/fat data today.It’s about insights, and data scientists are well-suited to createthem.I’d prefer an brilliant Excel/SQL guru who asks the right questionsthan a deeply technical ‘big data’ engineer who focuses on eleganceand algorithms.
What is data science? Project phasesToday Where do you find people who can do it?
/Hila “Data Scientist” means different things to different people
/Hila “Data Scientist” means different things to different peopleCredit: Drew Conway
/Hila “Data Scientist” means different things to different peopleCredit: Hilary Mason
“Data Scientist” means differentthings to different people
My definition of a data scientist:Someone who uses data to solveproblems end-to-end, from asking the right questions to making insights actionable.
End-to-end data science: five stages Ask the Choose Extract & Deploy, Build a right your clean learn, modelquestions approach your data iterate
One of the hardest things to find in a data scientist Phase 1Ask the Right Questions
Do we always need to build a model? Phase 2Choose anApproach
One of the fundamentalproblems of our time18% of GDP! 0.01% is giantrevenue potentialData availability andrichness only increasing But hugeThe right people are opportunitiesrealizing data and datascience are core to thesolution.
There are manychallenges, but this is just the beginning.
EHR data extraction and updates difficult Implementation barriersThere are many Nothing scaleschallenges, but Privacy issues this is just the beginning. Data aggregation difficult Not all hospitals are Stanford, Vanderbilt, etc.