data for good

9月 112018
 

The data I was analyzing was about “trust.” Maybe that’s what got me thinking about Stephen Sondheim, the Broadway composer and lyricist of musicals like Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods and the lyricist for West Side Story. Trust is a heavy emotional topic.  Developmental psychologists [...]

Data visualization, the musical was published on SAS Voices by Elliot Inman

8月 202018
 

I love data; I’m a real and unabashed data geek. I'm the sci-fi nerd who has fun with data from Star Wars and analyzes World of Warcraft logs using SAS. More importantly, I love what data can do. I love the way it can show people new insights and new ideas, [...]

Having fun, getting involved and feeling useful: Data for Good was published on SAS Voices by Mary Osborne

4月 052018
 

Data and analytics touch our lives every day. Consider: A call from your bank warning of a suspicious transaction. A well-timed discounted offer for something you need. Most people realize that data and analytics are behind these things, but they remain on the periphery of mainstream conversations. We need to [...]

Data can tell stories that transform the world was published on SAS Voices by I-sah Hsieh

12月 202017
 

US health care costs are the highest in the developed world, despite per-capita healthcare spending roughly double that of the others, but with outcomes worse-or-equal-to comparable countries. A 2014 Commonwealth Fund study ranked the United States 11th out of 11 major industrial nations in overall healthcare. An aging population is [...]

Using data to discover what’s driving hospital readmissions was published on SAS Voices by Leo Sadovy

12月 052017
 

A steady drumbeat of news coverage makes one thing clear: Opioid abuse is rising and has reached epidemic levels throughout our country. Overdoses from the diversion and abuse of prescription opioids are one cause of the surge in deaths. Overdoses from heroin and other illicit synthetic opioids (such as heroin, [...]

How law enforcement can use analytics to combat the opioid epidemic was published on SAS Voices by David Kennedy

12月 052017
 

A steady drumbeat of news coverage makes one thing clear: Opioid abuse is rising and has reached epidemic levels throughout our country. Overdoses from the diversion and abuse of prescription opioids are one cause of the surge in deaths. Overdoses from heroin and other illicit synthetic opioids (such as heroin, [...]

How law enforcement can use analytics to combat the opioid epidemic was published on SAS Voices by David Kennedy

9月 132017
 

The government has an unfathomable amount of data -- and it grows more and more each year. This puts agencies in a unique and important position to use that data for the public good. Whether it be improving government operations, solving some of the nation’s biggest challenges or empowering citizens [...]

Using government data for good: Hear leaders share analytics stories was published on SAS Voices by Trent Smith

8月 102017
 

The State of Illinois faces an unprecedented budget crisis, with more than $15 billion in unpaid bills. While experts will argue over the exact causes of states' financial struggles, many are pointing to the problem of state leaders avoiding long-term budgetary problems for short-term fixes. Illinois is not alone in [...]

Battling the government budget crisis with analytics was published on SAS Voices by Trent Smith

8月 012017
 

Did you pay your taxes? From stiff penalties to even jail time, the federal government provides plenty of incentive for citizens to pay, but each year nearly one in five Americans do not pay on time. This leads to a more than $450 billion gap in unpaid taxes, creating a [...]

Where the federal government can find $450 billion was published on SAS Voices by Marie Lowman

7月 262017
 

Too much to do and not enough time to do it. That's a common refrain in government, but an important one because of the critical role government plays in the lives of so many. In a new book from SAS, A Practical Guide to Analytics for Governments: Using Big Data [...]

SAS guidebook empowers government agencies to use analytics for good was published on SAS Voices by Marie Lowman