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Cloud-based Healthcare Analytics and Decision Support

Consider this:

  • Honeywell, a Fortune 100 technology and manufacturing company, needed to manage the ever-escalating cost of insuring its 130,000 employees and their dependents. Honeywell has reported that health care costs were growing approximately 8-10% per year.
  • Self-insured employers like Wal-Mart want to make health care cost and quality information available to their 1.2 Million employees.  That information can be used by employees to select physicians based on how their rank, or how much they cost, resulting in savings for both the employee and the employer. Decision support enabler.
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Topics: analytics, Wal-Mart, big data, advanced analytics, quantitative analytics, analytics as a service, data analytics infrastructure, Big Data Prescriptions, business perspective solutions, predictive analytics

Big Data is a Disruptive Theme - Goldman Sachs

The following  eight secular disruptive themes  are what Goldman Sachs believe have the potential to reshape their categories and command greater investor attention in the coming years.

The Eight Themes

  • E-cigarettes – The potential to transform the tobacco industry
  • Cancer Immunotherapy – The future of cancer treatment?
  • LED Lighting – A large, early-stage and multi-decade opportunity
  • Alternative Capital – Rise of a new asset class means growing risk for reinsurers
  • Natural Gas Engines – Attractive economics drive strong, long-term penetration
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN) – Re-inventing networking for the cloud era
  • 3D Printing – Disruption materializing
  • Big Data – Solutions trying to keep up with explosive data growth and complexity

These eight themes – through product or business innovation – Goldman claims are poised 
to transform addressable markets or open up entirely new ones, offering growth insulated from the broader macro environment and creating value for their stakeholders.

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Topics: industrial big data, personal computer, cancer immunotherapy, analytics, Wal-Mart, big data, advanced analytics, NoSQL, innovation, disruptive technologies, Joseph Schumpeter, Goldman Sachs, 3D printing, business perspective solutions

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