Re: Data science/predictive analytics
Yes, @Joe, you are right on the money in that statement. Analytics' jobs are sizzling in pretty much every vertical; in healthcare, they're especially hot because this industry hasn't really focused on this capability in the past and it's now trying to reap more return from its often recent investment in EHRs and other digital solutions. Providers and payers have to seek out ways to reduce costs and improve care; analytics is the way to go. Simultaneously, they don't want to get trapped in doing it the old-fashioned way, using dedicated IT people to translate users' queries into tech-speak etc. Bio-IT World sounds like a great conference. I know you found a lot of useful info when you attended last year.