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When enough is enough: using data to understand how much we really spend with Medicare

I picked this topic for two reasons. First, I recently found out that CMS released their Part D Prescriber database for 2013. This dataset basically reports information on the drugs that individual physicians prescribed in 2013 under the Medicare Part D Program. Second, while talking to my colleagues at work I realized how much they wanted…

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Added by Tatiana Sorokina on September 14, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Data science to understand and fight cancer

For higher resolution, interactive Tableau charts, read original article. In this version, only static screenshots are displayed. It does not give justice to Tableau.

Coming up with a topic for today's blog post was tough. My last blog about Wine got attention from wine entrepreneurs…

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Added by Tatiana Sorokina on May 18, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

It's Time to Bring Your Own Data!

I just got back from my vacation in Barcelona, Spain where I spent about 3 days, then rented a car and drove up north through the South of France. My last stop was Nice, France. The trip was a lot of fun and now I intend to find some data to help bring back great memories (hm...it sounds more geeky than I thought but anyway).

Barcelona is located in Catalonia region of Spain famous for its earthy dry reds as well as Cava - world's most delicious bubbly drink. I am a big wine fan which…

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Added by Tatiana Sorokina on April 12, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hacking Y Combinator

This idea came to me out of the blue. I was scrolling through Y Combinator's Hacker News board in search of inspiration. I noticed that some posts (very insightful ones, I thought) ended up at the bottom of the list, other posts were popular but had no comments and some triggered lots of comments but were ranked very low. I can imagine that being popular on Hacker News means a lot to a contributor: s/he gets a ton of views, the post generates…

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Added by Tatiana Sorokina on March 18, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

How Data can Help Law School Applicants Get Into the Program of Their Dream

This week went exceptionally well for me. Not only did I finally move to my new apartment, I also got to hang out with my friends and sing some karaoke. But the best part was the call from my best friend who currently lives on the other side of the world (Jerusalem, Israel) and works for a non-profit organization. As soon as I picked up the phone she announced that she just got admitted to U Penn Law program and she starts in September 2015. Now she is waiting for NYU to respond and if NYU…

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Added by Tatiana Sorokina on March 9, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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