Alyssa Farrell

8月 262020

Fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) ravages the US health care system. Estimates from the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association show fraud costs health care organizations $70 billion to $230 billion each year. The precise figure is unknowable because only 3 to 10% of this fraud is ever detected. With more [...]

Catch a fraudster: Finding the needle in the haystack with AI was published on SAS Voices by Alyssa Farrell

7月 302020

How can organizations be more resilient during an uncertain business and public health situation? Lessons learned from organizations at the front lines of crisis response reinforce the importance of good analytic governance. These leading organizations have shown us that the fundamentals of the analytic life cycle – data, discovery and [...]

Don't forget analytic fundamentals in times of crisis was published on SAS Voices by Alyssa Farrell

6月 102020

What do two health systems, 4000 miles apart (6600 kilometers) have in common in their COVID-19 response?  Despite different policy responses to the pandemic, they are more alike than you might think. Brought together by SAS and the FutureNHS COVID-19 analytics huddle, these two health systems recently shared their experience [...]

More alike than different: Two health systems share their COVID-19 response was published on SAS Voices by Alyssa Farrell

3月 022020

Let’s face it. Data sharing between platforms in health care just isn’t easy. Patient data privacy concerns, incompatible file formats, asynchronous identifiers … I’ve heard it all. From the electronic health record (EHR), picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) to discrete processes like pharmacy or departmental information systems, achieving some [...]

Why analytic interoperability matters in health care was published on SAS Voices by Alyssa Farrell

9月 142018

What’s that buzz on the power line? It’s AI, of course! But what is AIoT, you ask?  It is applying artificial intelligence (AI) to data from smart devices connected by the Internet of Things (IoT). AI is the science of training systems to perform human tasks through learning and automation. [...]

Five ways that AIoT delivers value to utilities was published on SAS Voices by Alyssa Farrell

3月 032018

You’ve probably heard the stats about the number of internet-connected devices, which make up the Internet of Things (IoT). Most likely, you’re part of the narrative. We're all connected in new ways and through more devices than ever before. Sometimes IoT impacts our daily lives – safety sensors on cars, [...]

Three energy trends that are actually IoT opportunities was published on SAS Voices by Alyssa Farrell

8月 292017

Widespread flooding. Downed power lines. Broken poles. Failed transformers and breakers. Leaking pipes. Shut down refineries. The toll that a catastrophic storm takes on the energy value chain is significant.  A functioning power grid, clean water and reliable fuel sources are critical for public safety and economic recovery. Even with [...]

After the storm: Analytics help energy companies anticipate and recover was published on SAS Voices by Alyssa Farrell

6月 082017

Utilities can save as much as $10 million a year for every one percent improvement in forecast accuracy by optimizing asset utilization and trading strategies. Changing energy markets and an influx of data from the smart grid are providing more opportunities to reap value from energy forecasting. Improving energy forecasts [...]

From gigawatts to gigabytes: What would you do with an improved energy forecast? was published on SAS Voices by Alyssa Farrell

1月 262017

Tell me if you’ve heard this before:  Your company hired (or re-titled) a talented data scientist and they have great skills and no data. Or they're marginalized by IT because they're misunderstood. They're offered “cleansed” data that will fit into the hardware provisioned. What they want is “all” relevant data […]

4 tips for the utility data scientist was published on SAS Voices.

12月 222016

The utility industry is ripe with analytic opportunities.  Usually, when I share that perspective, thoughts immediately jump to making the energy grid more efficient. Certainly, there are efficiencies to gain with improved data about where power is being consumed and the sources that are available to support it. However, there […]

Who is and is not paying for heat this winter? was published on SAS Voices.