As data assets grow larger and more valuable in our digital world, managing data is also becoming more complex. As a result, two of the top governance challenges facing organizations today are how best to manage the use and value of data assets, and who is best suited to take those responsibilities. More...

Around the world, millions of times a day, clinicians, hospitals and pharmacies submit claims to healthcare plans. In the U.S. alone, nearly $3.2 trillion dollars in payments flow from public and private payers to providers annually. These payers are under constant pressure to process and pay claims quickly, leaving little time for complex analyses of large numbers of claims. While most reimbursements are straightforward, some should not be paid because they are erroneous, inflated or even fraudulent. More...

I just finished Michael Lewis’s book, “The Undoing Project,” which delves into the origins of behavioral economics. This is the latest from the author of “Moneyball” and “The Big Short.” As usual, Lewis uses a storytelling style with interesting characters to illuminate a technical subject. Though I recommend the book to anyone interested in data science, decision systems and artificial intelligence, this is not a book review. Rather, reading it triggered some thoughts about how to apply these ideas much more widely than they have been already. More...

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