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The biggest show in hospital technology/IT is only weeks away and in all the pre-show buzz one thing is abundantly clear – this is an industry that is still focused more on gathering and organizing data and less on using that data to deliver on the promise of value-based care. That is about to change.  […]

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Another day, another report emerges on the huge losses commercial payers are incurring on individual plan products on the health insurance exchanges with the so-called “risk corridors” providing little or no protection from such losses.  The premise of “risk sharing” between providers, payers and consumers within carefully defined networks should, in principle, offer an ideal […]

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As we kick off 2016 and prepare for the Presidential stretch run, we thought it prudent to examine how Topological Data Analysis can find patterns and insights in survey data. In particular, we are focused on extracting subtle relationships that don’t present themselves willingly, but are valuable to understand. In this installment, we are going […]

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Predicting the future in the financial markets is notoriously hard and – due to a number of well understood tenets, even more difficult to do for a sustained period of time. In the case of publicly traded securities, price series (and their relationship to macroeconomic indicators) often demonstrate stability over selected time periods. These trends and […]

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“Is the model a black-box?” This is a question that many a data scientist struggle with in communicating with business. In all fairness, there are plenty of business situations which require the models to be transparent, such as: Regulations – in many industries such as financial services and healthcare, the models used to make predictions […]

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Dark Data

It seems as if everyone is talking about big data this week with an infographic here and there making the rounds at CES. It makes sense, we are awash in data, the Twitter firehose does run 24/7/365 and the IoT is truly ramping. But is the only valuable data new data? I think we all […]

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We love Fast Company over here.  Their ability to curate the technology world and find the signal from the noise is rivaled by a only handful of other publications.  We love it even more when they write about us – which they did twice this month. The first article covers the extraordinary research conducted by […]

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As readers of our blog know, it takes something special for us to link to an outside source.  Generally it is Topology driven, and indeed, that is the case here.  Our friends over at 3 Quarks Daily posted an excellent article on Topology by Jonathan Kujawa.  For those of you unfamiliar with 3 Quarks, they present […]

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This discussion of whether or not Value-Based healthcare is the right approach has moved passed the concept phase, the debate phase and even the acceptance phase. It is here, it is now and it will fundamentally alter how healthcare is delivered, priced, measured and reimbursed. Value-Based care is replacing the model in which volume and […]

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One of my favorite things about Topological Data Analysis (TDA) is how malleable it is, because its methods are both general and precise. These properties might sound incompatible, but perhaps I can explain it better describing how I used to approach data analysis problems before I started working on TDA. Naturally the first step (then and […]

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Ayasdi’s collaborators delivered another significant win yesterday, with Mt. Sinai’s Ichan School of Medicine getting published in the ultra-prestigious journal Science: Translational Medicine for their work using topological data analysis to identify previously unknown diabetes subtypes.    The paper contains breakthrough research and is a validation that precision medicine translates (no pun intended) beyond cancer. […]

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Last week on the Alphabet earnings call Sundar Pichai made several explicit references to machine learning. This is meaningful on several levels and is also a warning shot for entire industries who don’t view Google as a competitor (but should). Sundar noted early in his prepared remarks: “I also want to point out that our […]

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To understand the chronic problem with denials, you need to understand the middle. Most revenue cycle management leaders start at the top or at the left or in the upper right hand corner – and that is fine, but to move the needle you need to win in the middle. Let me put it in […]

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They say that if you can make it here, you can make anywhere. Well, Ayasdi is checking that box in more ways than one. Our financial services business has always been focus for us, afterall, we do business with three of the five largest banks in the world plus hedge funds, credit card companies and […]

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People new to topological data analysis (TDA) often ask me some form of the question, “What’s the difference between Machine Learning and TDA?” It’s a hard question to answer, in part because it depends on what you mean by Machine Learning (ML). Wikipedia has this to say about ML: “Machine learning explores the study and […]

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Denied Claims

Denials are one of the most persistent problems in the revenue cycle and its about to get worse – a lot worse with the rollout of ICD-10. The reason it is bad actually has little to do with why its about to get worse, but denials and ICD-10 are united in a common solution – […]

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Last week Ayasdi Co-Founder and President Gunnar Carlsson spoke at the DARPA Conference, Wait. What? in St. Louis.  The event, designed to draw Silicon Valley and the Pentagon closer together was widely covered by everyone from the New York Times to Popular Science.  Gunnar was honored with the opening speaking slot.  This was a nice […]

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Today our client Mercy Health was named a 2015 Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice Award nominee for their groundbreaking work on using machine intelligence to develop surgical clinical pathways. Mercy is one of the most innovative hospitals in the United States and they have been on the leading edge of the technology adoption curve on a […]

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In earlier posts, we have talked about what TDA is, and why it is a powerful tool. In this post, we will talk about specific ways it is used to get useable information from data. We will use the specific part of TDA that constructs topological networks to reflect the shape of the data set. […]

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Today is both exciting and humbling for the team here at Ayasdi. This morning, the World Economic Forum (WEF) announced that Ayasdi has been selected as a member of the 2015 class of Technology Pioneers, considered by many to be the most prestigious honor that an emerging company can garner. The WEF is an extraordinary […]

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