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05.05.21

May TechBridge Newsletter is here!

HOT Topics in this issue:

  • Adaptability: The Key to Healthcare Technology Planning
  • How to Create Pie Charts in DivePort
  • How Will the Liquor Industry Change with Uber’s Acquisition of Drizly?
  • How Data Can Help Improve Equality in the Workplace

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05.03.21

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

Here are new options for stamp templates:

  • You can apply a CSS class to a stamp or stamp component
  • You can use combination charts in stamps
  • A new $(STAMP_FILENAME) macro is available
  • Increased support for line and point styles in line and spline charts

More information here, here, and here.

05.03.21

Read this new white paper!

How Millennials Are Driving Changes in the Wine and Spirits Industry

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04.29.21

New Podcast Episode is UP!

Topic: AI and Medical Coding

Our episode 17 guest is Abboud Chaballout, CEO and co-founder of Diagnoss. In this episode, Abboud talks about artificial intelligence and how it’s being used to improve medical coding and reduce physician burnout, as well as the future of the AI market in healthcare.

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04.22.21

New Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. Advanced Flow Control in Production
  2. Survey Advisor Demonstration

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04.22.21

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

In Workbench Production settings, you can create email templates that include multiple attachment files.

More information here.

04.22.21

The Diver Conference

1st joint European Users’ Diver Conference

June 10 & 11, 2021

More info and registration

04.22.21

Groundbreaking Women in Healthcare

Webinar

Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 12–1 p.m. ET

More info and registration

04.22.21

New DiveTab Overview Video!

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Go to the Gallery to watch all DI videos

04.15.21

New Press Coverage

Five Ways Data Can Help You Navigate The ‘New Normal’ In 2021

Read the Article

 

04.15.21

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

A new DIUX skin has been added to DivePort’s set of built-in skin options.

More information here.

04.12.21

New General Ledger Advisor brochure

Quickly access the data necessary to control costs, improve cash flows and increase productivity

Read the brochure

04.12.21

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

You can now clear the local cache for DiveTab on the PC using DiveTab.

More information here.

04.08.21

New Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. Indicators: Stand-Alone & Integrated with Tables
  2. Lookups in DivePlans and cPlans
  3. Revenue Cycle Advisor Demonstration 

Watch new episode

04.08.21

April TechBridge Newsletter is here!

HOT Topics in this issue:

  • 3 Tips for User Interface Design
  • How to Make Boundary and Point Maps in DivePort
  • 5 Data Trends that Will Make
    an Impact in 2021
  • The Challenges of The Energy Industry’s Transition to Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions and How Data Can Help
  • A Data-Driven Look at the Impact of COVID-19 Vaccinations
  • Premium Spirits, Low-Priced Products Drive Middle-Priced Products Off Liquor Store Shelves

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04.05.21

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

You can now launch ProDiver from tabular pages in DiveTab on the PC.

More information here.

04.05.21

New Podcast Episode is UP!

Topic: Virtual Reality in Healthcare

Our episode 16 guest is Richard Vincent, CEO and co-founder of FundamentalVR. In this episode, Richard talks about his company’s new virtual reality solution for surgery, which combines VR, haptics—which is the sense of touch and motion, deep data, AI, and multi-modal learning. He also discusses other applications of virtual reality and what changes are on the horizon for healthcare technology.

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04.01.21

New Press Coverage

  1. 15 Ways To Prepare A Colleague For Their First Live Interview

    Read the Article

  2. How To Write Attention-Grabbing Headlines: 14 Strategies

    Read the Article

  3. 14 Tips For Delivering Bad News To Customers Or Employees

    Read the Article

03.25.21

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

There is now an option to open the Git command console for DiveLine Administrators from the Status bar. More information here and here.

03.25.21

New Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1.  Integrator CHOP Object
  2.  Workbench Tricks & Tips: Property Files
  3. Diver Gateway Demonstration

Watch new episode

03.23.21

New press release

Dimensional Insight joins NielsenIQ Connect Partner Network to Provide Analytics and Data Standardization to Joint Customers

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03.18.21

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

In the Spectre Expression Editor, the automatic completion for quotes and brackets is disabled by default and can be set using the Workbench Preferences.

More information here

03.16.21

New Podcast Episode is UP!

Topic: Employee Well-Being During the Pandemic

Our Episode 15 guest is Gina Nebesar, co-founder and chief product officer of Ovia Health. In this episode, Gina discusses employee well-being during the pandemic, particularly as it relates to parents. Gina talks about some of the trends Ovia is seeing on its platform and how she believes businesses can support employees.

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03.15.21

Read this new white paper!

5 Data Trends that Will Make an Impact in 2021

Read the white paper

03.12.21

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

  1. You can use the Visual Integrator chop process object to parse column input into row tokens.  More information here.
  2. New QuickView portlet options allow users to specify a customized time range for Measure Factory data. More information here.

03.11.21

New Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. Link Rules in a Measure Factory 
  2. Spline Charts
  3. Summing Values Using Spectre Functions

Watch new episode

03.09.21

Introducing Utilities Analytics

The website is now LIVE!

Go to Utilities

03.08.21

New Case Study

Learn how Corrib oil used Diver Application to Cut 95% off Manual Processing Times

Read case study

03.08.21

March TechBridge Newsletter is here!

HOT Topics in this issue:

  • 5 Tech Trends That are Ready to Dominate 2021!
  • Visualizing Multi-Dimensional Data: Heat Matrix and Mosaic Charts
  • Are Pop-Up Bars A Potential Pandemic Solution?
  • Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and the Coronavirus Vaccine

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03.04.21

Introducing DIUX

You can have the best data in the world, but without applying professional design principles, users will struggle to obtain value from the data. DIUX helps you to create dashboards that are easy to use and that users enjoy using. The end result is greater adoption of data and analytics leading to increased return on investment and competitive advantage. And now, DIUX is available on the Dimensional Insight website.

Take a look at DIUX

03.04.21

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

New Quarter to Date and Complete Quarter options are available as date ranges for DivePort Measure Portlets, Matrix Portlets, and Indicator Portlets when using a Measure Factory.

More information here.

03.03.21

New Press Coverage

16 Career Tips For Newcomers To The World Of PR And Communications

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03.02.21

Summary of New Features & Enhancements in Diver Platform 7.1

New data sheet

Read the data sheet

02.25.21

New Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. Workbench Tricks and Tips: Hidden Features
  2.  How to Use Maps in DivePort

Watch new episode

02.25.21

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

Improvements have been made to the Workbench UI for assigning properties, and those properties now appear in the Server Settings User overview. 

More information here and here.

02.17.21

We’re hiring!

We’re looking for a Healthcare Business Intelligence Consultant

Read more here

02.11.21

New Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. Multi-dimensional Visualizations—00:16 
  2. Licensing Renewals—07:09
  3. Program Advisor Demonstration—12:56

Watch new episode

02.11.21

Thank you KLAS 2021!

02.11.21

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

02.10.21

February TechBridge Newsletter is here!

HOT Topics in this issue:

  • How to Use Analytics to Improve Hospital Throughput
  • Learning About Scatter Plots
  • How Big Data is Changing Utilities
  • Eight Ways the Wine and Spirits Industry Will Change in 2021
  • Dimensional Insight Named 2021 Best in KLAS in Healthcare Business Intelligence/Analytics

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02.05.21

New webinar “What’s Next in Healthcare Innovation?”

Watch webinar

02.04.21

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

There is a new context menu for comparing text files in the Explorer pane in Workbench.  More information here.

02.03.21

New ED Advisor brochure

More than 600 off-the-shelf KPIs

Read the brochure

02.03.21

New Press Coverage

Familiar Names Sweep Best in KLAS for Data Analytics, CDS
The 2021 Best in KLAS report recognizes Dimensional Insight, Strata Decision Technology, and others for their data analytics and clinical decision support solutions.

Read the Article

02.02.21

New Press release

Dimensional Insight Named 2021 Best in KLAS in Healthcare Business Intelligence/Analytics

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Read the KLAS report

02.01.21

Read this new white paper!

5 Trends in the Beverage Alcohol Industry for 2021

Read the white paper

01.28.21

New Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. Plotting Comparison Curves Using a Filtered Calc Dive
  2. Workbench Tricks and Tips 3
  3. Style Columns in DivePort

Watch new episode

01.28.21

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

When manipulating time fields with Spectre, you can use the new duration tag to format the data as h:mm:ss.  More information here.

01.28.21

Emergency Department Advisor webinar

Learn about challenges in the emergency department and how leaders can solve them with Dimensional Insight’s Emergency Department Advisor.

Watch webinar

01.27.21

Gateway FAQ is now LIVE

Not sure if Diver Gateway is right for you? Read this list of frequently asked questions (and answers) to get the full picture now.

Read the FAQ

01.21.21

New Press Coverage

We are excited to announce that Dimensional Insight’s own Kathy Sucich has recently been selected to be a part of the Forbes Communications Council. Forbes Communications Council is an invitation-only organization for senior-level PR and Communications executives, and its members are respected leaders who are selected for the council based on the depth and diversity of their experience as leaders in the communication industry.

Beyond Referrals: 13 Effective Ways To Turn Customers Into Advocates

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01.20.21

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

You can now create customizable stamp pages in DiveTab.  More information here.

01.19.21

New Beverage Web Pages

We have updated the beverage section of our website with new pages for suppliers and distributors. Also learn about our new Diver Gateway technology!

New beverage home page

Diver Gateway web page

01.19.21

January TechBridge Newsletter is here!

HOT Topics in this issue:

  • Combating Ransomware: Preparation and Teamwork
  • How to Show Meaningful Data with Maps
  • Tips for Creating Customized Measure Factory Stamps
  • 5 Trends That Will Impact Beverage Alcohol in 2021
  • Q&A with Forrester’s Jeff Becker on Healthcare in 2021
  • Ethical Considerations in Machine Learning

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01.19.21

New Press Coverage

Dimensional Insight’s Nancy Berkowitz Talks Inventory Management in a Pandemic
Read the news

Read the Article

01.18.21

New Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. Distributor Advisor Demo
  2. Spectre “Squash” Function 
  3. Candlestick, HLOC, & Box-Plot Charts

Watch new episode

01.14.21

New Podcast Episode is UP!

Topic: AI for Patient Engagement

Our Episode 14 guest is Sheetal Shah, chief operating officer at SymphonyRM, a healthcare AI startup that is helping health systems improve patient engagement. Sheetal talks about the value of data, how health systems can better leverage it in 2021, and the great results his organization helped Virtua Health achieve with technology.

Read. Listen. Subscribe!

01.13.21  

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

  • Have you reviewed the Workbench preferences lately? A new option provides the ability to set two different paths for ProDiver – one for the standard ProDiver client and another for the Unicode version. More information here
  • Enhancements have been made to DivePort Menu portlets that makes the procedure to create them more efficient and customizable. More information here

01.04.20

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

The following topics are new or have been recently updated:

  • A server mode has been added to DIAL to handle projects better. More information here.
  • DivePort pages can synchronize the dimensions that display on chart portlets with those that display on measures portlets. More information here.

01.04.21

New Dimensional Insight Blog Page!

We’ve redesigned our blog home page to make it easier to navigate stories and access the content you want. Check it out and read all our latest articles!

Check the new blog page

12.22.20

Read this new white paper!

Population Health and Data Reporting Strategies in the Era of COVID-19

Read the white paper

12.22.20

New press release

Dimensional Insight Announces Avita Health System as New Customer

Read the press-release

12.21.20

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

The following topics are new or have been recently updated:

12.21.20

New Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. Can WorkBench help us to optimize the development workflow?
  2. Workbench Tricks and Tips 2
  3. ED Advisor Demonstration

Watch new episode

12.16.20

Recent updates to the Diver Platform Helps

The following topics are new or have been recently updated:

12.15.20

New Podcast Episode is UP!

Topic: Ethics in Machine Learning

Our Episode 13 guest is Kevin Ross, CEO of Precision Driven Health, a New Zealand-based partnership between health IT companies, health providers, and universities, which uses data science research to optimize the health of each individual by combining and learning from all available data. In this episode, Kevin discusses some of the ethical considerations around machine learning in healthcare.

Read. Listen. Subscribe!

12.14.20

New Workbench Overview Video!

What Is Workbench?

Watch the video

Go to the Gallery to watch all Workbench videos

12.14.20

New Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. How to remove blank rows from a report using the find function
  2. Chart Options for Visualizing Proportionality
  3. Running Dial in “server mode”

Watch new episode

12.10.20

Read this new white paper!

Forrester Q&A. Lessons Learned by Healthcare Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Read the white paper

12.09.20
december-newsletter-cover

December TechBridge Newsletter is here!

HOT Topics in this issue:

  • Using Data to Decode The Intersection of COVID-19, Census Data, and Social Determinants of Health
  • Column, Line, and Area Charts, and When to Use Them
  • What Is SiteStats?
  • Five Sustainability Trends in Wine for 2021
  • Why Diversity Matters in Decision-Making

Read the Newsletter

12.07.20

New Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. Report Templates 
  2. Workbench Tricks and Tips 1
  3. Supplier Advisor

Watch new episode

12.03.20
A sign above the entrance to an Emergency Department at a hospital.

New ED Advisor Web Page

Learn about the benefits hospitals have realized from our ED Advisor application, such as a 40% decrease in throughput times, 67% reduction in cardiac mortality rate, 75% reduction in unnecessary visits, and $2 million increase in revenue.

View ED Advisor page

You will be redirected to www.healthcare.dimins.com

11.30.20

New Emergency Department Advisor Demo

Watch ED Advisor Demo

11.23.20

New Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. Workbench: Row-based access rules for cBase security 
  2. Chart Portlet Series: Maps – data prep, integration with OSM, shading & popups
  3. ProDiver: Ad hoc grouping using Named Groups

Watch new episode

11.19.20

New Podcast Episode is UP!

Topic: Femtech

Our Episode 12 guest is Dr. Lynae Brayboy, chief medical officer of Clue, a Berlin, Germany-based femtech company. In this episode, Lynae discusses the femtech industry and what she sees as the priorities for women’s healthcare in the next few years.

Read. Listen. Subscribe!

11.17.20

New England HIMSS Webinar

Population Health and Data Reporting Strategies in the Era of COVID-19

Watch webinar

11.16.20

New Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. Energy Advisor Demonstration
  2. Creating Custom Measure Factory Stamps

Watch new episode

11.10.20

Read this new white paper!

5 Challenges Facing Emergency Departments
and How Analytics Can Help

Read the white paper

11.09.20

New Special Episode of the Knowledge Forum!

  1. Ask the Developers

Watch new episode

11.06.20

November TechBridge Newsletter is here!

HOT Topics in this issue:

  • Managing Time-Sensitive Inventory
    During the Holiday Season
  • How You Can Incorporate Real-Time Data into Your Dashboards
  • How to Reach New Customers in 2021
  • Analytics Provides the Road Map to the Supply Chain’s Uncertain Future
  • Using Data to Inform the First-in-the-Nation Response to COVID-19

Read the Newsletter

11.05.20

New Measure Factory Videos

New videos about the Measure Factory stamps feature have been added to the online Video Library

  • Introduction to Stamps
  • Enabling Self Service Functionality (Administrator)
  • Creating a Self Service Dashboard (Users)
  • Introduction to the Stamp Template Code Block
  • Attributes Used for All Stamp Components
  • Component-Specific Attributes

Watch Measure Factory videos

11.02.20

New Webinar

Population Health and Data Reporting Strategies in the Era of COVID-19

Watch webinar

10.29.20

New Episodes of the Knowledge Forum

  1. What is SiteStats?
  2. How do I add metrics to a DiveTab page?
  3. Data visualizations using Chart Portlets: Column, Line or Area?

Watch new episode

10.26.20
Shelli Pavone

New Podcast Episode is UP!

Topic: Healthcare Innovation

Our guest is Shelli Pavone, CEO and co-founder of a new startup called Inlightened. Inlightened is a web-based network platform that enables healthcare companies to connect with clinical experts to improve their product development. In this episode, Shelli discusses healthcare innovation and the need for diversity in the development process.

Read. Listen. Subscribe!

10.23.20

New Episodes of the Knowledge Forum

  1. How to create Conditional Click Actions
  2. Data visualization series using Chart Portlets: Scatter Plots
  3. What is new and interesting on the DI website

Watch new episode

10.23.20

Read this new white paper!

Staying One Step Ahead of COVID-19 with a Data-Driven Response

Read the white paper

10.20.20

New Episodes of the Knowledge Forum

  1. Application Dashboards: Patterns for Exposing Data
  2. New / Lost Accounts
  3. Data visualization series using Chart Portlets: Stacked Column vs. MultiTab Stacked Column Charts

Watch new episode

10.19.20
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October TechBridge Newsletter is finally here!

HOT Topics in this issue:

  • How to Rule Seasonality with Analytics
  • Using Analytics to Get a Pulse on the Health of Your Emergency Department
  • How the Pandemic Has Impacted Businesses (And How to Use Data to Adapt)
  • ”R” You Ready for Predictive Analytics?

Read the Newsletter

10.13.20

New Podcast Episode is UP!

Topic: Using Predictive Analytics in Mental Health

Our topic today is the mental health impact of COVID-19 and how technology can play a role in helping patients. Our guest is Krithika Srivats, vice president of the health/clinical center of excellence at HGS Healthcare, a global business process management company. Krithika and I discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected mental health, which populations are more impacted, and how predictive analytics can play a role in improving the situation. If you like what you hear, please subscribe on your favorite podcast app, and don’t forget to rate and review us!

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10.08.20

New Press Coverage

Staying One Step Ahead Of COVID-19 With A Data-Driven Response

Read the article

See all press coverage

10.08.20

New Episodes of the Knowledge Forum

  1. Using DivePort Form Portlets
  2. New features: auxiliary measures in Stamps
  3. Data visualization series using Chart Portlets: Trellis Charts

Watch new episode

10.02.20

New Healthcare data sheet

Hospital Operations 2020–2021 CMS Outcome Measure Revisions Package

View the data sheet pdf

Visit healthcare data sheets page

10.01.20

New Episodes of the Knowledge Forum

  1. Lost Customer Report
  2. Data visualization series using Chart Portlets: Histograms vs Column Charts
  3. Getting cBase data into Excel via DI-ODBC

Watch new episode

09.24.20

New Episodes of the Knowledge Forum

  1. Integrating external data into a DivePort application – 06:33
  2. Data visualization series using Chart Portlets: Pie and Donut Charts – 08:03
  3. Using stamps to view your data – 05:19

Watch new episode

09.22.20

DIVC 20 Recordings

If you didn’t get the chance to watch DIVC 20 live, the recordings are now available publicly:

  • Fred Powers and Stan Zanarotti: Keynote
  • Howard Dresner: How is BI helping organizations operate more smoothly during the pandemic?
  • James Clark: What’s New in Diver Platform and What Is in the Works for Future Developments
  • Nancy Berkowitz: Introducing Gateway
  • Customer Success Stories: Laura McCrary (KONZA), Daniel Carr (Penn Medicine), Tina Funk (Hope Family Wines), Roger Drake (Standard Beverage)

Watch DIVC 20 recordings

09.16.20

Customer website update

A new technical notice has been posted for customers about how to link measure metadata to reference documentation.

Log into the customer portal here and you’ll find the new notice on the site home page.

08.27.20
Doctor and nurse in protective medical mask check patient data in hospital computer database

New Case Study

Learn how EvergreenHealth team used data to inform the first-in-the-nation response to COVID-19

Read case study

How Virtual Reality is Helping to Make Surgery Training Safer and More Efficient

How Virtual Reality is Helping to Make Surgery Training Safer and More Efficient

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Virtual reality (VR) is best known for its headsets, goggles, and video games, but in healthcare, VR is making its statement in the OR. In this blog, we’ll be exploring ways in which VR is helping to make surgeries—and more specifically, surgery training—safer and more efficient, including insight from Richard Vincent, CEO & co-founder of FundamentalVR and Smarter Healthcare Podcast Episode 16 guest.

According to Forbes, the global augmented reality and virtual reality market in healthcare is expected to reach $10.82 billion by 2025, and one of the major ways that VR is being used in healthcare is through surgery training. Of course, textbooks and lectures are an essential part of learning, particularly in medical school, but there’s nothing quite like visual and hands-on learning as it can help prepare individuals for realistic situations right on the spot.

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Adaptability: The Key to Healthcare Technology Planning

Adaptability: The Key to Healthcare Technology Planning

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2020 was a year of upheaval for the healthcare industry. Not only did we see the implementation of new forms of technology, such as telemedicine, increase at an unprecedented rate, but on the flip side, we also saw many health systems struggle to integrate such technology seamlessly into their existing systems.

One of the key lessons from our year dealing with COVID-19 has been the importance of adaptability. We’ve had to adapt to new ways of seeing patients or meeting with our caregivers, as well as new ways of managing operations as healthcare organizations have dealt on and off with surges of COVID-19 patients. And now this notion of adaptability is providing a guide as we navigate new ways of organizing our technology and data to support initiatives in the years ahead.

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How Data Can Help Improve Equality in the Workplace

How Data Can Help Improve Equality in the Workplace

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In recent blogs, we’ve discussed the racial and financial inequality and inequity that society has seen specifically in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic—for example, healthcare and vaccine distribution inequity. However, there are many other cases of inequality that have been brought to light since the pandemic that we have not yet touched upon, such as gender inequality in the workplace. In this blog, we will take a look at how COVID-19 reversed gender equality progress as well as how data can help improve the issue.

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How FQHCs are Helping to Improve Healthcare Equity with COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

How FQHCs are Helping to Improve Healthcare Equity with COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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The COVID-19 pandemic has officially been in our lives for a full year. Although it’s given us bad news time and time and again, three different vaccines have begun their distribution nationwide, which gives many individuals hope for a COVID-free life in the near future. However, while the United States is trying to vaccinate people as quickly and efficiently as possible, distribution stages vary state by state. Unfortunately, there is major healthcare inequity among certain populations, creating a barrier between receiving a vaccine and not being able to. However, Federally Qualified Health Centers, otherwise known as FQHCs, are helping to improve this issue. Here’s how:

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How Analytics Can Help Make the Food Supply Chain Safer and More Efficient

How Analytics Can Help Make the Food Supply Chain Safer and More Efficient

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One byproduct of a disruption is that it forces organizations to look at the way they do business through a lens they might not have used before. The pandemic was one such disruption, and it has certainly had that effect on organizations within the food distribution industry.

Many organizations that have waited to invest in an analytics solution are now finding that they can’t put it off any longer. What can they expect from their investment?

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Using Artificial Intelligence for Patient Engagement

Using Artificial Intelligence for Patient Engagement

Reading Time: 6 minutes

As we look at how the healthcare industry is being shaped right now, it’s fair to say that technology will continue to play a huge role in how the industry advances and helps treat patients.  Artificial Intelligence (AI), for example, is one piece of technology that will be extremely useful in ensuring great patient engagement, especially during the pandemic. In this blog, we’ll be looking at how AI is helping improve patient care and engagement as well as how health systems can better leverage their data in 2021 and beyond, featuring Sheetal Shah, Smarter Healthcare Podcast’s Episode 14 guest.

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5 Data Trends that Will Make an Impact in 2021

5 Data Trends that Will Make an Impact in 2021

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Unlike some years, where data trends might set the tone for an organization’s analytical infrastructure, in 2021 the trends come alongside a global pandemic. While the pandemic is not the single factor dictating the trends, the trends can certainly impact how an organization makes it through the disruption of the past year.

Here are some of the data trends that could make the difference for an organization in the current landscape.

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How Will the Liquor Industry Change with Uber’s Acquisition of Drizly?

How Will the Liquor Industry Change with Uber’s Acquisition of Drizly?

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Customer demand for alcohol delivery during the pandemic has created a call for changes of state liquor laws. Changes to these laws benefit restaurants, liquor stores, and wineries. But one company emerged as the pandemic delivery king: Drizly. The alcohol delivery app saw a 350% growth in sales in 2020.

Drizly’s business model of quick delivery from the liquor store to the front door caught Uber’s attention, which suffered greatly during the pandemic and was forced to cut 25% of its staff as its core business suffered. Uber recently announced it would acquire alcohol delivery whiz-kid Drizly for a staggering $1.1 billion.

Delivery boomed during the pandemic, but with Uber taking over, what does this mean for brands, liquor stores, and restaurants? Does anyone else stand a chance? Let’s dive in.

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The Challenges of The Energy Industry’s Transition to Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions and How Data Can Help

The Challenges of The Energy Industry’s Transition to Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions and How Data Can Help

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Along with the arrival of the Biden administration comes big goals for net carbon emissions. Biden’s campaign platform calls for national net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and a $2 trillion investment to help equitably achieve this target.

The utility market will converge in the coming months and years as companies strive to meet the net-zero greenhouse gas emissions goal. The real challenge is who can best cost-effectively manage this distributed energy resources (DER) digital infrastructure, which may leave traditional utilities behind.

According to Deloitte’s 2021 power and utilities report, automobile companies that currently offer EV charging may try to break into the utility sector, and technology companies that naturally pair well with renewable energy may dominate the market as well.

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What You Need to Know about the Data on COVID-19 Vaccinations

What You Need to Know about the Data on COVID-19 Vaccinations

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The pace of COVID-19 vaccinations is quickly picking up, with the United States now averaging two million doses given per day. The Biden administration now says there will be enough doses to vaccinate every adult in the U.S. by the end of May.

As more and more people become eligible to be vaccinated, there are questions about just how safe and effective the vaccine is and how much of an impact it is having on transmission. What does the data show? Let’s take a look.

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How to Find Success with Business Intelligence

How to Find Success with Business Intelligence

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Perhaps you’ve always felt that if you could just get someone in management to buy in to an idea at your organization, you could make great strides in business intelligence. Well, now you might have some solid numbers to back up your argument.

According to the 2020 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Study from Dresner Advisory Services, more than 70% of respondents who felt they had good business intelligence (BI) success had strong support from senior leadership. Fewer organizations reported unsuccessful BI initiatives than in the previous survey. There are lessons that can be learned from both the challenges and the successes faced by survey respondents. Let’s examine.

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Premium Spirits, Low-Priced Products Drive Middle-Priced Products Off Liquor Store Shelves

Premium Spirits, Low-Priced Products Drive Middle-Priced Products Off Liquor Store Shelves

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During the pandemic, there have been two types of wine drinkers: those seeking to create a restaurant experience at home with premium wine or liquor, and the customer searching for a value-driven product that tastes good but doesn’t cost much.

Many people still face unemployment and need to be conscious of the price point at which they purchase their alcohol; others are redistributing to premium liquor funds they previously spent at concerts or other pre-pandemic activities.

These price points will continue to diverge, with the premium sector growing, but many customers still want liquor stores and retailers stocked with varied price point selections.

So where does that leave brands priced at the mid-point?

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What’s Next in Healthcare Innovation 2021?

What’s Next in Healthcare Innovation 2021?

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2020 was an extremely difficult year for a number of industries across the globe and particularly for the healthcare industry. However, despite the challenges, healthcare professionals have also been able to see positive developments within the industry and are hopeful when looking at the future of healthcare innovation. In this blog post, we’ll explore the positive outlooks and their challenges when looking into the future of healthcare innovation with insight from a few healthcare experts who recently spoke at a webinar that Dimensional Insight had the pleasure of hosting with the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association.

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Looking on the Bright Side of Logistics

Looking on the Bright Side of Logistics

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So much of the news over the past year regarding the supply chain and logistics has been negative. Everything from bare supermarket shelves at the beginning of the pandemic to huge backups at the ports as Brexit affected global trade provided images that illustrated the dire circumstances the world was facing.

Optimists, though, can see a bright side—a supermarket shelf half full, if you will. There have been successes in the industry that have provided evidence of the benefits of being flexible and resilient. Here’s a look at some of the positive takeaways from the world of supply chain and logistics, and how companies were able to achieve those successes.

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Are Pop-Up Bars A Potential Pandemic Solution?

Are Pop-Up Bars A Potential Pandemic Solution?

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Back in December 2019, before the pandemic began, people in New York City could wander into a place that felt like Santa’s workshop called Miracle, on 9th Street in the East Village. Tinsel decked the ceilings of what used to be any other establishment, the bartenders served holiday-themed cocktails, and the line of people wanting to take advantage of this limited-time pop-up themed bar wrapped around the block.

The limited-time attraction, known as a pop-up bar, only fills the real estate for a predetermined amount of time and usually has a theme, whether it be holiday-themed, rose-themed bar carts at the beach, or whatever else the owners can think of.

Fast forward to pandemic life, where more and more stores and bars are closing and it’s safer for people to gather outside until they’re vaccinated, and it seems like pop-up bars will see their glory days in 2021.

“Our customers know that every time they visit, they’ll find something unique that will only be there for a short time. It keeps people coming back again and again,” Vasilis Kyritsis, cofounder of The Clumsies in Athens, Greece, told SevenFiftyDaily.

A pop-up bar’s temporary nature allows bartenders who have been laid off to unleash their creativity without the long-term commitment of rent. It also creates a buzz and customer demand because of the temporary nature. While pop-up bars are flashy, are they profitable?

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What Does the Future Hold for Local Distilleries?

What Does the Future Hold for Local Distilleries?

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In March 2020, local distillery owners transformed into heroes when they used their facilities to create alcohol-based hand sanitizers to help fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

But now, distilleries’ futures remain uncertain because an estimated 41%, or $700 million, of craft distillers’ sales have dried up, according to a study released by Distilled Spirits Council Of The United States (DISCUS). The survey includes nearly 300 distilleries across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Without intervention, this could mean 2021 will see distilleries closing, consolidation of distilleries, and fewer regional brands offered in bars and stores.

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5 Tech Trends That are Ready to Dominate 2021!

5 Tech Trends That are Ready to Dominate 2021!

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A new year has begun which means it’s time for new and updated trends to look forward to!  We’ve put together a list of five anticipated tech trends that show great promise and will help solve some of the issues that 2020 left behind in order to make the new year a more positive one.

Work-from-home technology

Last March, most states declared stay-at-home orders for all residents. Now, almost a whole year later, many people are still following that order – mandate or not. Many leaders in the United States had hoped that a month-long stay-at-home order would be enough to flatten the curve of this unexpected pandemic, but unfortunately it still exists today and is even worse than before. While many individuals started to go back to work this past summer, many companies and organizations are still working remotely or at least offering the option to do so until things are safer. In fact, many companies such as Microsoft and Facebook have even decided to make working remotely a permanent option, whether or not the pandemic subsides. Regardless of what these companies and organizations do, remote work has become the new norm, so it’s only fair to say that work-from-home technology will advance quickly and become a huge investment in the tech world. read more…

Dimensional Insight Named 2021 Best in KLAS in Healthcare Business Intelligence/Analytics

Dimensional Insight Named 2021 Best in KLAS in Healthcare Business Intelligence/Analytics

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I am pleased to report that Dimensional Insight has once again been ranked #1 in healthcare business intelligence/analytics in the annual Best in KLAS: Software and Services report. This is the 8th Best in KLAS win for us and 9th time Dimensional Insight has been ranked #1 in this category by KLAS Research. Here are a few reasons this win is so significant to us this year.
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5 Healthcare Trends to Look Out for in 2021

5 Healthcare Trends to Look Out for in 2021

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It’s finally 2021, and although the pandemic is still looming over our heads, a new year means new technology trends for the healthcare industry. No one could have predicted the year that we had in 2020, but the unpredictability didn’t stop technology from advancing in ways healthcare professionals now deem as essential to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and put an end to the pandemic. Here are five anticipated technology trends to look out for in the healthcare industry this year: read more…

Ethical Considerations in Machine Learning

Ethical Considerations in Machine Learning

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There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the potential applications of machine learning in healthcare. For example, University of California, Irvine researchers recently created a machine learning model that predicts the probability a COVID-19 patient will need a ventilator or care in the ICU.

While there are promising applications of the technology in healthcare, there are also concerns. For example, Stanford University researchers recently concluded that predictive models have limitations when it comes to health equity and fairness. Given these concerns, what are some of the ethical considerations healthcare organizations should make when it comes to implementing machine learning? I recently spoke to Kevin Ross, CEO of Precision Driven Health, for the Smarter Healthcare Podcast on this topic. You can listen to the podcast episode below, or read on for some highlights from our discussion.

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Eight Ways the Wine and Spirits Industry Will Change in 2021

Eight Ways the Wine and Spirits Industry Will Change in 2021

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After an unprecedented and historic year globally, most people are happily ushering in the new year.

In 2020, Americans mostly stayed home—and that resulted in more drinking than ever. The climate change crisis continued to peak, and civil rights movements helped focus on Black entrepreneurs across many industries.

2020 will forever affect all of our lives and significantly impact the 2021 wine and spirits industry. Look out for these 8 trends in the year ahead: read more…

How Big Data is Changing Utilities

How Big Data is Changing Utilities

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There is an ongoing data revolution happening within the utilities sector that is transforming nearly every aspect of how grids are laid out, monitored, and maintained. Much of this revolution is being driven by smart sensors, which are laced throughout power, water, sewage, and other utility lines to offer holistic and up-to-the-second information to keep these systems running smoothly and safely. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the rate of these changes by highlighting the importance of being able to do jobs remotely and having reliable systems in the face of an emergency. Thanks to the ongoing and precise data that these sensors provide, the efficiency and reliability of these grids can be dramatically increased. read more…