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Duane Baker liked Bill Schmarzo's blog post Cohort Analysis in the Age of Digital Twins
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Bill Schmarzo commented on Bill Schmarzo's blog post Unintended Consequences of the Wrong Measures
"Thanks Wayne for doing the research to get the details.  Greatly appreciated."
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Wayne G. Fischer, PhD commented on Bill Schmarzo's blog post Unintended Consequences of the Wrong Measures
"Huh.  I just checked out MACRA and learned that its Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is based on four weighted performance categories - not a single metric as your posting implicitly implies.  The four are Quality,…"
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Unintended Consequences of the Wrong Measures

In an attempt to put the patient first in healthcare, Congress and President Obama in 2015 approved a bipartisan bill for United States healthcare reform. The bill is known as “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015”, or MACRA.  Among the major provisions of MACRA is the Quality Payment Program.  Under the Quality Payment Program, physicians, and nurses receive positive, neutral, or negative Medicare payment adjustments based upon a “Patient Satisfaction Score”; that is, patient…See More
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Bill Schmarzo's blog post was featured

Unintended Consequences of the Wrong Measures

In an attempt to put the patient first in healthcare, Congress and President Obama in 2015 approved a bipartisan bill for United States healthcare reform. The bill is known as “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015”, or MACRA.  Among the major provisions of MACRA is the Quality Payment Program.  Under the Quality Payment Program, physicians, and nurses receive positive, neutral, or negative Medicare payment adjustments based upon a “Patient Satisfaction Score”; that is, patient…See More
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Duane Baker liked Bill Schmarzo's blog post Tomorrow’s Digital Transformation Battles Will Be Fought at the Edge
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Bill Schmarzo commented on Bill Schmarzo's blog post Crossing the Big Data / Data Science Analytics Chasm
"I'm sorry.  I should have included the link to the research.  Here is the link to the report (warning...long and boring).https://blog.dellemc.com/uploads/2017/03/USF-The-Economics-of-Data-and-Analytics-Final2.pdf"
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Khalid Riaz commented on Bill Schmarzo's blog post Crossing the Big Data / Data Science Analytics Chasm
"I would appreciate getting more information about EVD research (perhaps a link to a publication). Thank you."
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Bill Schmarzo commented on Bill Schmarzo's blog post How History Can Prepare Us for Upcoming AI Revolution or, What is the AI Equivalent to the ¼” Bolt?
"Francois, did you not read the blog? Enhanced Wealth and Quality of Life. Mass production lowered the costs of tools, clothes, and other household items for the common people, which allowed them to save money for other things and build personal…"
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30+ years of data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics experience. Also teach at the University of San Francisco School of Management
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http://https://infocus.emc.com/author/william_schmarzo/
Field of Expertise
Data Science, AI, Business Analytics, IoT
Professional Status
C-Level
Years of Experience:
30+ years
Your Company:
Hitachi Vantara
Industry:
Technology
Your Job Title:
CTO IoT and Analytics
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Bill Schmarzo's Blog

Driving AI Revolution with Pre-built Analytic Modules

Posted on July 5, 2018 at 6:54am 0 Comments

What is the Intelligence Revolution equivalent to the 1/4” bolt? 

I asked this question in the blog “How History Can Prepare Us for Upcoming AI Revolution?” when trying to understand what history can teach us about technology-induced revolutions.  One of the key capabilities of the Industrial and Information revolutions was…

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Cohort Analysis in the Age of Digital Twins

Posted on June 30, 2018 at 5:31am 0 Comments

To be actionable, Big Data and Data Science must get down to the level of the individual - whether the individual is a customer, physician, patient, teacher, student, coach, athlete, technician, mechanic or engineer. This is the “Power of One.” By applying data science to the growing wealth of human purchase, interaction and social engagement data, organizations can capture individual’s tendencies, propensities, inclinations, behaviors, patterns, associations, interests, passions,…

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Unintended Consequences of the Wrong Measures

Posted on June 30, 2018 at 5:00am 3 Comments

In an attempt to put the patient first in healthcare, Congress and President Obama in 2015 approved a bipartisan bill for United States healthcare reform. The bill is known as “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015”, or MACRA.  Among the major provisions of MACRA is the Quality Payment Program.  Under the Quality Payment Program, physicians, and nurses receive positive, neutral, or negative Medicare payment adjustments based upon a…

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The Death of “Big Bang” IT Projects

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 5:00am 0 Comments

Why is it so hard to change, especially from a business perspective? Why is it so hard to understand that new technology capabilities can enable new technology approaches?  And nowhere is that more evident than in how companies are trying (and failing) to apply the old school “Big Bang” approach to Big Data Analytic projects. 

The “Big Bang” approach likely comes from how businesses have historically gained competitive advantage – through…

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